Xbox One Exclusive Chaos;Child Could Come to PS4; Makoto Asada’s Team Has a “Special Announcement” Coming
Mages. and 5pb. launched the visual novel Chaos;Child as an Xbox One exclusive in Japan, but it didn’t really work out well for them. Now the studio is considering possibilities to salvage the situation on other platforms, as mentioned by 5pb. Executive Director Chiyomaru Shikura in a long string of tweets.
Shikura-san explained that the studio always considers putting its visual novels on as many platforms as possible (PS4, PS3,PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS, Android, 3DS and Wii U) the best course of action, as they want to share the story with as many players as possible.
Unfortunately it’s not always possible to work on them all at the same time for “various reasons,” so there might be a period of exclusivity. Aside from the advantage for the hardware owner, 5pb. appreciates the ability to help kickstart a new community.
That said, a port to other platforms like PlayStation is being considered. It could take a bit of time, but Shikura-san encourages PlayStation fans to “wait for a future announcement.” He also mentions that an animated series based on the game is being considered as well.
Finally, he said that if they’d ever do a definitive edition of the game, they’d like to port the changes back to the previous platforms with a patch.
Interestingly, Makoto Asada’s studio, which is also part of 5pb., tweeted that there’s a “special announcement” in store for this year. Nothing more has been said about the nature of said announcement, but it could be the now rather likely localization of the studio’s Xbox One exclusive Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness.