Just a few more months left before you can make your dream RPG on consoles.
RPG Maker MV will finally bring the popular game making engine to consoles when it launches for the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. So far, we have not had a western release date for the title’s release; now we do. NIS America have announced at PAX West that RPG Maker MV will launch in North America and Europe on February 26, 2019. Someone needs to tell NISA that the February date all games are launching on is February 22- they seem to have missed it by four days.
In Japan, the game is launching this November, as previously announced; given that in the west, major heavy hitters like Fallout and now Battlefield are hitting in that same month, it makes sense that NIS America will want to avoid that release window for what is bound to be a much smaller and more niche release.
RPG Maker MV will let you create and share your creations with other console players. The good news is that the Switch and Xbox One versions of the game will be cross compatible, giving you a greater pool of players to reach.
Of course, while consoles are only now getting a taste of RPG making action, other systems have been in on the fun for a while now. RPG Maker MV has been available on PC and Mac for a while now, with RPG Maker Fes being out on Nintendo 3DS too.