Sega Says it Plans to Begin Porting Far More Titles to PC After Success of Persona 4: Golden
Perhaps we'll start seeing far more Persona titles from yesteryear coming to the PC platform in the near future.
Atlus and Sega have been toying around with porting more games over to the PC platform for a bit now, but thanks to the success of Persona 4: Golden earlier this year, it seems as though the publisher is soon set to make a renewed interest
Shared by GamesIndustry.biz, Sega released its latest financial results from earlier this year, and with many being stuck inside around the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the publisher saw its sales increase in the realm of PC, in particular. While part of this was off of the back of P4G, which released in June had surpassed 500,000 units in sales come July, it seems as though Sega saw increases in older games of all kinds on the platform.
“Going forward, we intend to aggressively promote the porting of previously launched titles to Steam and other new platforms,” Sega said in an accompanying statement with the financial results. “Under such direction, we would like to take multi-platform rollout in account and prepare the PC version and others from the start.”
For many around the globe, this is surely music to their ears. Sega, and Atlus specifically, have never opted to release their titles on many platforms outside of the PlayStation ecosystem. This has long been true of key Sega franchises such as Persona and Yakuza until recently. The fact that Sega will be making a renewed interest in bringing its game to PC is especially something that Persona fans have been begging for over the years, as some of the early games in the franchise have remained trapped on older hardware.
Whether or not Sega has any more PC ports lined up in the near future remains to be seen, but it looks like we should absolutely expect to see more of the publisher’s catalog appear on the platform down the road, which is absolutely a great thing.