E3 2017: Sega Interested in Porting Persona and Yakuza Titles to PC

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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In an interview with PC Gamer, Sega Europe’s senior vice-president of commercial publishing, John Clark, revealed more information about Sega’s interest in bringing over Japanese console games to PC after being asked what titles are likely to be next to hit the platform.

Clark said that:

“If I asked you to write me a list of ten games you want Sega to bring out on PC, it probably isn’t any different from the list [we have]. I could ask anyone at Sega: write me a list. And what motivates it? I think there’s a certain catalogue that people just have an affinity with. If you send [your] list over I’ll tell you which ones we can tick, which ones are on our list, which ones are possibilities, which ones are not possibilities, which ones we’ve talked about, which ones we’re talking about, which ones we’re working on, you know, they’ll be on that list.”

When asked about whether the Yakuza series stands a chance of being ported over, he said:

“It’s on that list. Of course something we’re talking about it… that would just be incredible to bring that to the PC audience.”

Then when he was asked about porting Atlus’s Persona series, he responded with:

“Of course, of course—I keep trying to get in ahead of you, I’m trying to guess what you’re going to say next. We don’t feel that anything is off the table in terms of these conversations. The fact that as an organisation we’re having these healthy conversations, they’re constructive, we recognise the value, we recognise the value of the community, the IP. The IP has got continued life to grow and get bigger.”

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