Sega: No Plans For A New Phantasy Star Portable, Yakuza Studio Thinking Of A New IP



Sega’s key developers of the Phantasy Star and Yakuza series had some details to share on their current and future developments in a recent Q&A session featured in this week’s Dengeki PlayStation’s 600th issue edition. [Thanks, Hachima.]


Phantasy Star producer Satoshi Sakai:


Q: Are you guys not going to release Phantasy Star Portable titles anymore? We’d like to see you guys make more for console that’s not Phantasy Star Online 2.

A: Unfortunately, we don’t have any plans at the moment. We may make one, based on the flow of Phantasy Star Online 2 and when we feel that it’s needed for the series.


Q: We’d like to have something like Panzer Dragoon, or some kind of game that lets you play as a dragon.

A: I’d like to make that, but unfortunately, the difficult part would be whether such a game would sell or not.



Sega’s chief creative officer and Yakuza series general director Toshihiro Nagoshi:


Q: Have you thought of any new IPs for Yakuza’s studio?

A: No comment for now, but I have been thinking about it.


Q: What about a full remake for Yakuza 2?

A: Let’s first release Yakuza Kiwami, then see how its reaction goes.

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