In a surprise announcement at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Atlus revealed that they will be bringing Persona 5 Royal to PC.
After months of waiting and anticipation, the main Persona series is finally out on Xbox and PC. Announced at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, Persona 3, 4, and 5 Royal will be coming to Xbox Game Pass and PC, where season 5 will be the first release coming first.
Rumors of the Persona series moving from a PlayStation exclusive to multiple platforms have surfaced in recent years to the excitement of many fans. Only recently has Atlus actively expanded the availability of this popular RPG series after the success of several PC ports. In 2020, Persona 4 Golden was released on PC, and in the years that followed, Atlus brought various spin-off titles like Persona 5 Strikers and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax to more platforms, including Xbox. But then the games that were missing were notable mainstream titles like Persona 3, 4, and 5, and they’ve finally found a new home on Xbox and PC.
In a trailer showcased at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, gamers can see all three classic Persona games run at high frame rates and high resolutions, potentially treated like Persona. 4 did on PC. Notably, the upcoming versions on Xbox and PC are repeat releases of expansions of major titles, including Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal. Atlus will launch its most popular JRPG franchise starting first with Persona 5 Royal, scheduled for release on October 21, 2022. No other release date has been confirmed for the remaining games. available at this time, but they will likely be available throughout 2023.
Atlus is a well-known developer known for regularly scattering his games across platforms in a fairly random manner. For example, Persona 5 Strikers is a direct sequel to Persona 5 and was released on Xbox and PC without its predecessor, with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax following a similar trend. Today’s announcement finally brings every major Persona game from the PS2 era onwards onto single unified platforms. Other than that, this will likely please fans but also have some worrying implications for those who don’t have an Xbox or PC.
It looks like Nintendo gamers will be missing out on these Persona ports. While today’s rollout only focuses on new games coming to Xbox Game Pass and PC, there’s still no news regarding Switch versions despite Atlus also having a long history with Nintendo. . Persona’s 25 Anniversary still has a few undisclosed announcements, so all gamers can hope for is for these games to be announced for the platform they use as well.
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