Was Persona 5 Royal leaked on PC, Switch, With Atlus Halloween Event
What happened with the Persona 5 Royal "leak"?
Several fans of the iconic JRPG series by Atlus mentioned on October 20 that a PC and a Switch ports of Persona 5 Royal were leaked, what actually happened, and is this leak real?
Persona 5 Royal “leak” on PC and Switch explained
The official Twitter for Atlus West launched on October 20 this year’s edition o the Atlus-O-Weenie, an Halloween costume fan community contest to win prizes, most notably game codes.
In the description of the contest’s prizes on its official page, codes for Persona 5 Royal were incorrectly listed for PS4, Switch, and PC. This is very likely due to the fact that the person who made the list copy-pasted the same platform list for every game and later forgot to edit them.
Several employees at Sega and the Atlus West account itself already mentioned it’s a typo. Especially because the rewards list on the contest rules correctly listed Persona 5 Royal on PS4 only.
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Can Persona 5 Royal release on PC and Switch?
Sega and Atlus mentioned multiple times in the past they’re willing to expand their catalog on PC. The latest Persona game, Persona 5 Scramble The Phantom Strikers, released in Japan on February 20, 2020, on PS4 and Switch.
However, when the game was released in English as Persona 5 Strikers, a PC Steam version was launched as well. Making it the first new Persona game on the platform if you don’t count Persona 4 The Golden.
Personally speaking, a PC version of Persona 5 Royal would be great, as you could mod it. For example to include certain party members like Kasumi and Goro from the beginning of the game. Or to add an indicator when a scene’s dialogue was changed compared to the original Persona 5. This would make skipping things much easier. I’m always scared to do so in case I’ll miss something.
While Persona 5 is definitely a masterpiece, playing through the game again with Royal just takes way too much time. I bought Royal at launch in Japanese back on October 31, 2019, and I have yet to reach the new content at the end.
Right now, Persona 5 Royal is still exclusive to PS4. You can always reach me on Twitter @A_iyane07 to discuss the Persona series, or niche games. No one would have imagined years ago that Persona would become such a mainstream series.