Shuichi Kobayashi Explains Why Star Ocean 5 Will Not Come On Xbox One, It’s A Technical Challenge

PlayStation gamers enjoy these kind of games, says Shuichi Kobayashi.

Posted By | On 19th, Jun. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Star Oceans 5

Square Enix had a decent E3 showing and although it was no way close to what Sony, Microsoft and Bethesda showcased in their respective presentations, Square Enix made me believe that they still care about the JRPG market. One of the big JRPGs that is coming from Square Enix is Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness. The game will be an exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, and will not be receiving a launch for the Xbox One and PC.

In an interview with Gamesbeat, producer Shuichi Kobayashi explained why the game will probably remain a PlayStation 4 exclusive. “In Japan the game is for PS3 and PS4. Xbox and PC aren’t in our plans at the moment. That’s for two reasons. As you may know, technically speaking, it’s a challenge to create the same game for PS3 and Xbox One. Also, when we did a survey about the PS4 release, there are more PlayStation gamers enjoying these kinds of games. We wanted to make this game primarily for the people who are eagerly awaiting a sequel.” Curiously, the last bit makes a ton of sense since the PlayStation has been traditionally known to cater RPG fans. However, in the case of current generation of consoles that statement may not longer hold true.

Kobayashi also explained they will be pushing for 60 frames per second in the final version and Tri-Ace are working hard to achieve the same. “I wanted to underline that because in this development environment, 30 was the best that we could do. But eventually — we wanted to assure our users that it will be very smooth. Tri-Ace was very keen to achieve 60 frames per second. That’s very important to us.”

Given that it’s a role playing game, having 60 frames per second will be a nice to have. But I would rather have them aim for higher graphical fidelity rather than 60fps.

Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness does not have a release date yet.


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  • kma99

    keeping it from PC and xbox because you’re lazy and you assume only playstation owners will play it. WOW talk about Bias

    • Somerandomperson

      Japanese games generally does not sell well on Xbox platforms.
      (compared to Playstation platforms)
      And just in case you have forgotten, Xbox360 and Xb one performed poorly in Japan.

    • kma99

      I am well aware of the obvious but they shouldn’t make the assumption that no onr will play it especially on pc. As a developer i would hope they would want to reach out and expand their fanbase. The more money the merrier right? I dont have much of an interest but i have friends who enjoy jrpg.

    • Devon Day

      If you are a developer you should know well where the most profit is being made from. Even if we are not using that logic, a series that has been a mainstay on a platform going to something else is absurd if that IP isn’t big enough.

      In short, why develop for other platforms and take a hit on profit in hlir margin? Simple, do not. Look for the most successful platform in your region, attract attention from other consumers from other regions on the same platform, and market that game towards that region and towards those who are fans of either the company or franchise.

      Simple as that…. :/

    • kma99

      Both consoles and thr pc share the same x86 so its not that hard to build it for more than one platform. I would assume they have a strong relationship with wony therefore its not beyond the realm of possibility they made it exclusive for that very reason

    • Devon Day

      …. And.. You missed the point! 😉

    • kma99

      I didnt miss your point. Studios have been closing down because lack of funding. This is a well liked game so expand it and see if its somethings a broader audience might enjoy. All in all they can do whatever they please and its nothing to argue or get upset with them about. If i choose to play it i will pick it up for my ps4.

  • TristanPR77

    I am glad I have a PS4 🙂

    • *Also On PC

      So you can boast how you have silky smooth 30FPS and no games. We know :^)

    • Daniel evans

      dont be a smarty pants. the ps4 is the best choice for consoles right now and will probably still be best choice throughout 2016. im glad he has ps4. i dont have my ps4 as i sold it for pc last year but i am deffinately getting another one for persona 5 this year.

    • *Also On PC

      Being the best choice console is like winning gold at the special olympics :^)

    • Daniel evans

      lol.

    • Reddz Foxx

      I’m calling the Fire department to put out that inferno.

    • gamezalv

      Acting like a troll is like winning at a sad, bleak life. The one that you are leading. Get out of that basement and make some friends bro.

    • Mark

      Lol!

    • Mike Norris

      Dude without consoles you would not have AAA titles.It’s because of those console sells you get Pc ports.Gotta love the Pc elitists turns that show up on console articles never amazes me.

    • vapidwolf1

      Nothing wrong with winning gold at the special Olympics the crap those guys have to put up with on a daily basis it’s quite an achievement,I suggest you take a look at your own life before ridiculing other people,what have you done with your life lately apart from trying to put people down on gaming websites, your parents must be so proud, idiot

    • TristanPR77

      Ugh, the no games excuse,

      Only dumb people use it

      How do you think playstation is #1 in software sales surpassing both PC and xbox?

      By selling rocks?

    • *Also On PC

      Overhyped nogames box with marketing

      It has the same functionality as a rock too :^)

    • Devon Day

      Much like how your brain functions as a rock right?

    • *Also On PC

      No defence for your POS4. Only insults. lol

    • Starman

      Hard copies , that only make up 33% of the sales … MS and PC are killing them in all around sales (digital) the real future … they don’t count digital sales …lol what a joke .. really makes you wonder why ..
      PS: I find it hard to believe , they can’t track digital sales ..lol
      MS knows how many dig-DL are sold …..Steam knows but , they cant track ..lol, what a bunch of crap ..

    • Devon Day

      Congrats. Here’s a tip;

      Steam has ridiculous prices off of their games. Otherwise, Steam wouldn’t be doing so great. Price is king; convenience no less.

    • vapidwolf1

      That’s all very interesting,but star ocean is still not coming to pc or xbox 🙂

    • Devon Day

      Don’t even bother retorting. Those lobotomized, nurtured, and have heads thicker than steel are not worth killing your developed brain. Debate with someone who has the exact opposite of all the three qualities, not someone who does.

    • Sandy Wich

      PS4 is not leading software sales over pc.

      Just because Ubisoft releases a statement saying, “Our games sell more on ps4”, doesn’t mean they’re the standard or account for the countless other developers out there. There are more games that come out on pc in a month than ps4 has in as year. With more developers per month than exclusive developers even ~~exist~~ for PS4. That means competition. One can bring up quality, but enjoyment is subjective. And tbh, with the ps4’s library full of remasters or cheap knock off indy games nobody wants on pc, with only a few gems here and there, the argument backfires anyway. “Not to mention Uplay or Origin are loathed by the lions share of the pc gaming community.”

      When a good games comes out on ps4, it’s the thing everyone hops too because they are few and far between. What competed with The Witness when it came out? Honestly? Not much, if really anything at all.

      PS4 games catalog is what? 600? 550 3rd party last gen ports/low quality indy games?

      With like 20+k games even before considering mods/emulators and other forms of entertainment found on the PC platform that are not on a console, how in the WORLD does one expect that any specific 3rd party title is going to dominate on the pc, when the competition for software dominance on pc is likely around 30000% that of a console?

      Jayzsus

    • gameformetoo

      in soft sales against pc? really, do explain.

    • gamezalv

      How ironic your username is since you’re clearly salty for not being able to play the game!

    • John

      You having fun with your “new” game GTA5?

    • *Also On PC

      60FPS. Mods. It’s the superior version, peasant. Of course it is.

      You having fun with…..Oh wait, there are no games on PS4 :^)

    • John

      Ah, right. Make sure you bottle those delicious tears when Star Citizen ends up disappointing. xD

    • vapidwolf1

      That’s the one were there charging $200 dollars for a spaceship and the sad bastards are paying it ha ha ha ha there isnt a P or a C in gullible is there

    • Jecht_Sin

      The same no games you beggars keep signing petitions for? lol

    • Devon Day

      Then you will be glad when Disgaea 5, Persona 5, Tales of Zestiria, Onechanbara, Seren Kaugua and other games will arrive on your system. 😉

    • Eric Lavallee

      you and the rest of the low IQ population too bad you out number us with High IQ

  • *Also On PC

    PC version confirmed since JRPGs on Steam are outselling Playstation versions.

    • gamezalv

      In your dreams right? Lol!

    • Devon Day

      Don’t waste your time my man. Find someone else to debate with.

  • Kfal Balli

    I rather play the Witcher 3, Fallout and Mass Effect *shrugs*

    • John

      Uhhh… that’s nice to hear?…

  • Starman

    WOW , a fanboy CEO, un-fkn-believable ! I wouldn’t have purchased anyway , at least not until a game like this went down to 14.99

    • vapidwolf1

      And that’s why your not getting it on any other platform, PlayStation has always been the home of great rpgs and that just how it is

    • Voulke

      RPGs were on PC long before anyone even conceived of the PSone.

  • Mats Leven

    I tell you the truth , last week , xboxone sold in japan only 100

  • popo123

    They are a Japanese company making games mainly for the Japanese market. It shouldn’t be that hard to know the Xbox brand is pretty much dead in Japan and the PC is also not as big as compared to other regions. Although a PC version might eventually get considered in the far future if demand sets in after release on the Ps4(if it gets critical acclaim or is generally liked by the majority who bought it).

  • Jecht_Sin

    “Curiously, the last bit makes a ton of sense since the PlayStation has been traditionally known to cater RPG fans. However, in the case of current generation of consoles that statement may not longer hold true.”

    Who the heck write these articles? Japan alone has the potential to bring 1-2 million more buyers to any strong (J)RPG. Not to mention that the PS4 nearly doubled the XBone sales already. That’s where the games are getting sold. No matter the genre.

  • Petter

    Lol, it will come to One in time, for sure.

  • gameformetoo

    that’s bull, tales sold exceptionally well on steam. playstation put up money for development that’s why it’s exclusive. I can understand xbox but pc?


 

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