Nihon Falcom Would Like All of its Games to Release on Steam

Nihon Falcom's President assures fans that their games will continue to be ported to PC.

on July 23, 2017 3:48 PM

Nihon Falcom has been hard at work porting its previous titles to PC, but in a recent interview, the JRPG developer explained that their recent success on Steam might lead to even more PC ports for their games.

In the interview with TechRaptor, the president of Nihon Falcom, Toshihiro Kondo, responded positively when asked if the company was going to continue pushing their games toward the PC platform:

“We have no hesitation about releasing games on Steam. Rather, given that we don’t have a large staff, we mainly have to rely [on] partners to help us realize a PC port. When we first started releasing games on Steam, we were initially unsure of whether or not players would want to play our older games. However, as we gradually released games on Steam and saw the very positive reaction that was much greater than we expected, we feel like we want all of our games that come out to [release] on Steam.”

Nihon Falcom works with partners like Aksys Games, who are working on porting Tokyo Xanadu eX+ over to Steam, and XSEED Games, who are working on The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel PC later this year.

These games are likely to continue the trend of positive response that Falcom games have been receiving on their Steam offering. Eight of the last 12 Falcom games that have come to Steam, including The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd and Xanadu Next, have “very positive” ratings, a sign that players are loving, and will continue to love, seeing Nihon Falcom games on the PC.

You can check out our DualShockers’ interview with Kondo-san here, as well as his announcement that the company is looking to bring their games over to Nintendo’s Switch.

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Noah Buttner is a staff writer at Dualshockers. He specializes in textual and visual analysis and is based in New York, where he is pursuing a degree in Journalism from Stony Brook University.