Japanese company Atlus has turned its gaze to the United States for its usual survey.
Some of Atlus’ sagas have been coveted by gamers on various platforms for quite some time, with franchises such as Shin Megami Tensei or its spin-off series Persona being greeted with acclaim by the general public but generally left out of Microsoft’s consoles. Indeed, Xbox has struggled to grow its market in Japan, and Phil Spencer has promised to work with Japanese publishers to strengthen the expansion of the Japanese games catalogue.
Those efforts seem to be paying off, with surprise announcements like Soul Hackers 2, the new Shin Megami Tensei spin-off coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series on August 26, simultaneously for PS4, PS5 and PC.
Atlus regularly conducts surveys to gauge interest in some of its games on other platforms and has previously been asked about the Persona series on Xbox.
The publisher’s surveys have previously targeted Japanese audiences, while this time, as Windows Central pointed out, the questions were published in English and actively targeted the US audience. While this is no guarantee that any of the games included in the survey will eventually be released on the platforms surveyed by the company, it is encouraging that Atlus has turned its attention to a market where Microsoft systems have a large audience.
They are now actively targeting the US audience with their questions.
The complete survey is available in English on the Atlus website, and if you scroll down to question 38, you’ll find one of the options that directly asks about interest in playing future instalments of the Persona series on Xbox as well as inquiring about other JRPGs. Now we just have to wait to find out what Atlus’ future plans are for Xbox – can we expect some tremendous Japanese RPG classics on Microsoft’s console…
Source: Windows Central