Yakuza Ishin’s PS4 Release Wasn’t Initially Planned

on February 22, 2014 5:48 AM

Yakuza Ishin seems to be one of the most popular PS4 games in Japan at the moment, but during the launch countdown event aired yesterday night Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama mentioned something fairly interesting.

Yokoyama-san explained that the game was initially not planned for the PS4, as Sega intended to release it as a PS3 exclusive. Then the publisher noticed that the timing for release matched that of the new console, so the development team decided to give it a go.

Considering that the number of Japanese developed games for Sony’s new console isn’t exactly enormous for now, I can’t say I’m not happy about that.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.