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The Tales Team Simply Doesn’t Have Enough Staff To Localize Every Game

Siliconera: In our exclusive interview with Tales series producer Hideo Baba, we asked the venerable producer on his thoughts on remaking past Tales games, selecting titles to localize, and expanding the series into smartphone territory.

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teflontactics1070d ago

Might be a good idea to hire some more staff then.

Vita versions and the localization of the Tales games in general are often requested to no avail - and they'd sell like hotcakes.

NewMonday1070d ago

doesn't explain why they refuse offers from other publishers

teflontactics1070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

It's possible they just don't want to trust their games to anyone but their own people - that's a common practice in a lot of media fields.

That said, I agree; that's a weak excuse when you're getting worth-while offers. Good point.

AceBlazer131070d ago

That's too bad. Nice to have a reason behind it though, I always thought they just hated us or something .

tanookisuit1070d ago

They should ask Xseed to help. Those guys are superb.

Inception1070d ago

Hmm, is that mean Namdai higher ups doesn't want to give more budget / staff for Tales franchise? If yes, than it's ironic considering Tales are one of the most popular franchise that Namdai ever have.

rainslacker1070d ago

Don't need staff. That's what contract workers are for. Give it to another company to localize. There are plenty out there that would love some work I'm sure.

Inception1070d ago (Edited 1070d ago )

I think Namdai doesn't mind if another company wants to localize Tales. But the problem is: those company still need Tales / Namdai programmer to do the coding. So just like Baba said in the article: they don't have enough staff to do it. Imho, that's mean Namdai doesn't want to risk more money to hired new staff for Tales franchise and make it more popular in the west.

Btw, Xseed also had this problem when they tried to localize Grand Knight History. They already finished the translation, but Vanillaware doesn't have programmer to do the coding because they're still busy finishing Dragon's Crown and Muramasa Rebirth. In Vanillaware case i still understand it because Vanillaware is a small company with only twenty or thirty staff in their division. But in Namdai case, well, that's questionable...

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