Digimon Con 2022 kicked off with a talk about video games based on the series. This involved a Q&A session in which Digimon series Chief Producer Kazumasa Habu went over questions submitted ahead of the event. One submitted asked if Bandai Namco planned to release a Digimon World remaster or remake. Habu called a remaster “highly feasible,” but noted that with a remake adding new content could make it more like an entirely new game.
Here is Habu’s full statement regarding a possible remake or remaster of the original Digimon World.
We have received many requests for a port or remake of the original Digimon World. I’m positively considering it. But at the same time, I’m also thinking about which choice — port remaster or remake — is better.
If I choose port remaster, then I think it will be highly feasible. If you want a remake, we need to think about how many additional elements you need to incorporate into the game.
Digimon World has a very good balance between File Island, the stage, and the Digimon that appear. If we add a new field, for example like the Folder Continent or Digimon, I think we should treat it as a new product, rather than a remake.
Digimon World appeared on the PlayStation worldwide. It also showed up on PCs in Korea. The last entry in the series was Digimon World: Next Order, which showed up on the Vita in Japan and PS4 worldwide.