Dragon Quest X will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Wednesday, and until now, at least among consoles, it has been the domain of Nintendo platforms. This is going to change soon, as the game is releasing on PS4 even before it hits the Switch, and the beta on both platforms has just begun in Japan.
If you want to see what it looks like on Sony’s consoles, and to be precisely on PS4 Pro, YouTube user motch51 provided two and a half hours of gameplay, showing various areas and features of the game.
The second video, courtesy of よれよれヨレナ, shows the beta on standard PS4.
On the other hand, if you want a look on the Switch version, you can check out almost three hours of gameplay in the third video, courtesy of YouTube user ようすけ海賊団【オレちゃん】.
Considering that the game will launch on PS4 just three weeks after Dragon Quest XI, which is probably going to sell in the gazillions in Japan, it’s quite likely that players will throw themselves en-masse at the MMORPG to extend their Dragon Quest experience at least for a while. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a large uptick for the population of Square Enix’s formerly Nintendo-centric MMORPG.
The PS4 version of Dragon Quest X will release on August 17th. The Switch version will launch later, on September 21st. Both versions will include the original game and the first two expansions.
If you’re wondering about a western release, that’s starting to look less and less likely as the months and years pass, unless a super-successful launch of Dragon Quest XI next year creates a miracle.