Sega currently has ‘no plans’ to release the popular multiplayer RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 outside of Japan for the PS4, despite confirming last week that the title would make its way onto the console in 2016.
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I think they will after it releases in Japan, SEGA just won't consider it until then.
@Abash They won't release it at all on any platform. The PC version they announced in 2012 is vaporware, not gonna release here after all.
Sega........ I have no words for this. They are the only publisher i know that refuses to earn profit from its fans. Who is running Sega now ... wait till i storm his office.... They refused to make a 32 bit console with Sony They cancelled Yuzo Koshiro's Streets of Rage 4 Dreamcast Sega published a broken Sonic Boom game They refused to publish Guardian Heroes HD on PSN They don't wanna publish Shen Mue 3 They refused Core Design's Street of Rage 4 proposal on Sega Saturn Sega refused Ruffian Games' (Crakdown 2) remake proposal. Have Sega ever made a good and wise decision lately?
In all fairness regarding Shenmue, the first game was partly the reason they ended up bowing out of the hardware market. It didn't sell enough to recoup the development costs and undermined whatever profits the Dreamcast did make. I can see why they don't wanna publish Shenmue 3.
"They refused to make a 32 bit console with Sony" ?? Well they had a console then, so did Nintendo. "They don't wanna publish Shen Mue 3" Shenmue 3 and many didn't want to and I can understand why. "refuses to earn profit" Your list of what you feel are things that hurt them from earning "profit" is nothing more then assumptions that they would be better off if they did. We don't really know that. Profit is about them making money. Shenmue didn't make much money if any and cost them a lot. I mean...at least recognize why they are still here and making money. Yakuza series, buying Relic, buying Creative Assembly, buying Atlus, making money from Sonic regardless of quality lol. The reality is, those moves are likely why Sega even had the money to buy those teams. They are not just making any games, releasing them world wide and just wasting money. They did that a lot years ago and look where it got them. Not saying that I don't want Yakuza Kenzan, or Zero or PSO2 etc, merely that I understand why they are not porting all games over. They are being careful with what they localize. Making money has to do with knowing the game can actually make the money back used to actually fund the localization. Do we even know for a fact that PSO2 will make them lots of money? I've seen the sales for Yakuza and they are really low, though just based on VGcharts, Yakuza 1 and 2 where around 50k, Yakuza 3 likely better as Yakuza 4 go ok'ed. They just don't do big enough numbers to really put all them in the west. Sega is playing it smart and I can't argue with how they are running themselves now compared to years ago. That smart planning is why they have Atlus now.... Want PSO2? How about buying Yakuza 3 and 4 and 5 when it comes out on PSN, voice your support. I'm buying 5 day 1.
"Want PSO2? How about buying Yakuza 3 and 4 and 5 when it comes out on PSN, voice your support. I'm buying 5 day 1." How about not removing stuff that are in the Japanese versions because we are Westerners? They really should stop making assumptions on what westerners like based in old fashion beliefs. I would love to see a good Sonic game, a good Streets of Rage 4, Guardian Heroes, Shenmue or PSO... These games need to come back. They are what the people want. Shenmue was on the top 5 games most demanded when Sony asked the players which game they wanted.
SEGA just confirmed they hate money.
And any remaining fans it may have had.
Agree time to get the old blood out of sega and put in some new blood that gets what gamers.Hell SE is doing a lot better since Iwata left and they added the new CEO.
They've failed so many times with this game and localization. When it was first coming out, I was really excited. Now, I wouldn't play it if Sega paid me to do so. They lost all of my excitement.
What the hell are they thinking?
They aren't thinking , thats the problem
I remember when they first announced PSO2, Sega prided themselves in "Global Support" as one of the features of the game's release. Good to see Sega are a conglomerate of their word.
I've only ever played phantasy star 4 and loved it. Wish they would make an old school single player phantasy star again just to see what a modern one could be like. The only other sci-fi jrpg I can think of is start ocean and I never really liked those. The xenosaga series also and those where phenomenal.
Sega... This is why your profits and fans are both exiting the building
F*&K SEGA, we always have to try and jump through hoops to get them to release their games worldwide.
Thanks Sega ! We love you too .....ass holes..
Stay Classy, Sega
whats wrong sega? waste all your money on retarded sonic games the last decade or so? Couldnt even get Bayonetta 2 done! I hope they get their act together.. They do publish some great games at times but not enough people buy them
Release all the crap and leave the best out.
Satisfied on that small island they call Japan. Even a free to play model would earn them enough money to keep the servers up and running. They have been sitting on PSO2 for years! YEARS!!!! I am done with SEGA! BYE NOW!
Guys,its too late,even sega know what this ship sailed year ago.
You disappoint me, Sega.
Ok...I guess I won't give you money for your F2P game...? Idiots...
Japanese developers will find it hard to resist localizing PS4 games, considering how massive the PS4 userbase is outside of Japan.
Fools run Sega. I worry about Atlus and even Shenmue 3 often
Bravo, SEGA! If you want to win back your fans, this is the way to do it![/sarcasm]
Piece of shit Sega been waiting year for this.
Sega just couldn't stand being out done by Konami.
Konami has nothing on Sega when it comes to ineptitude.
fuuuuck and I really thought this was the reason they delayed it:(
Sega has always been this way. How ridiculous.
Judging by their history, why are people acting surprised?
What is it with companies acting like dicks in this gen... well at least as long as it's in english and not region locked then it can be ordered as import.
How they don't go bankrupt? Without they're yearly Yakuza they would sell ramen
Sega is really dumb. I actually played this on my pc for a weekend when they unblocked the ports. It's already localized. All text was English. But then they re locked the ports for the USA. Sooiooo dumb sega, This is why your company is not doing well. Sonic, bayonetta2 and now pso2
Sometimes I feel like Japanese games companies don't wants my Munnies.
I guess Sega hates money. They'll be filing for bankruptcy soon.
Sega wants to sell the licence to other publishers outside of Japan. Also PSO2 is not the sequal that we deserve as fans. Even though the game is more fast paced than the older PSO games, the types of weapons to select from and the paywall behind key mechanics such as trading and selling loot is terrible.
Hopefully Sega will crawl into a hole and never ever release another game again! Splitters!
Seriously SEGA can eat S***.
Didn't they JUST say they learned a lot from Atlus? This isn't learning shit from Atlus! Fkn liars.
Im so disappointed in sega right now, at first i thouth this game was coming to ps3 years ago i had the pc import version, what happen too the psvita one? By the time this comes to the west it will be too late and all the loyal sega fans would already moved on to something else
It's like a dream come true. Even if it doesn't come here I'll still download from psn. You don't need to know Japanese to play pso2. I did the same thing with portable 2 and portable infinity (still mad infinity didn't get ported over) and if it does come here, I'll buy it again.
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