J-Stars Victory VS+ will be released in the west for PS4 in addition to its original PS3 and PS Vita version. A few days ago I had the chance to have a chat with Producer Koji Nakajima, and I asked him the reason behind this decision:
The PS4 market has been really growing rapidly, more than we expected. As a developer and the producer of this game, I wanted to let as many people as possible to play this game, so I thought that it would be really necessary to release a PS4 version for the western audience.
I also asked him if there are any plans for an Xbox One or Steam versions, and while Nakajima-san mentioned that there are no plans for J-Stars Victory VS+, he recognized that those are still important markets, and will be considered for future games.
For J-stars we don’t really have any plans for Xbox One, but we do realize that the Xbox One market is really huge especially for overseas. So for any future titles, we definitely need to consider that platform as one of the biggest markets.
We don’t really have any plans for steam either, but our goal is to let as many users as possible to play these games. So if there’s demand for steam, of of course we need to consider it for future titles.
With Bandai Namco embracing the western market more and more, it’ll definitely be interesting to see what will happen platforms-wise. For now, one thing is for sure, the Tokyo-based producer is localizing a lot of titles that we’d have never imagined to play in English just a few years ago, and that can only be a good thing.