It turns out the Persona game ports weren’t an Xbox exclusive but are also coming to PlayStation 5.
After much begging and hoping from fans, Atlus’ premier role-playing series Persona is coming to Xbox and PC, as announced during Sunday night’s Xbox showcase.
Persona 4 Golden was already available via Steam but soon it, Persona 3 Portable, and Persona 5 Royal will release for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC and will be included in Xbox Game Pass.
There were rumours of at least Persona 5 Royal coming to Game Pass back in March 2021 but why it’s taken so long for the series to finally be ported is anyone’s guess.
So far, only Persona 5 Royal has a release date of October 21, with Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden to follow in 2023.
One detail that wasn’t mentioned during the Xbox showcase, however, is that Xbox isn’t the only platform to receive these ports. They’re coming to PlayStation 5 as well.
According to Eurogamer, Persona 3 Portable and Persona 5 Royal will join Persona 4 Golden on Steam. However, no release dates have been shared.
Atlus has yet to clarify if this means Persona 5 Royal’s PlayStation 5 port won’t release until after the Xbox version. Or if any of them will be available by 2023.
There’s also no mention of the games being ported to PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, despite the latter being widely demanded by fans.
It’s especially weird not to see even the original Persona 5 on Switch, when its sequel, Persona 5 Strikers, is. Not only that but main character Joker was the first DLC character to be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
It’s also a tad jarring that the first two (technically three) Persona games lack any sort of re-release for modern platforms. In fact, the last time either saw a re-release was for the PSP in the early 2010s.
Even then, we only got the first Persona and Persona 2: Innocent Sin. The PSP version of Persona 2’s direct sequel, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, never left Japan and even its original PlayStation release was limited to Japan and North America.
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