Publisher Sega and developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have released the launch trailer for the PlayStation 5 version of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which is available today worldwide. Yakuza: Like a Dragon…
I like Yakuza, but I despise the way Sega handled this. If you're releasing multi-platform just release it multi-platform day one! I don't care if it's Sony getting it first, Microsoft, or Nintendo. It's an added slap in the face to PlayStation owners because they're the ones that kept this series going I just hate timed exclusive stuff in general. Either make it exclusive or have it multi-platform. It's one thing to have a game years down the road transition to other platforms. But to hold off a year or less just for some extra up-front cash? That's just grimy Especially when you have a franchise that's well known on one exclusive platform. Shows you don't care about the fans that have supported the series up to this point.
"It's an added slap in the face to PlayStation owners because they're the ones that kept this series going" I was thinking that to be honest, without that audience this series would have fizzled out a while back
Let's say you're casually dating someone (exclusivity was never talked about). Things are great for a long time, until you notice your partner is not only casually dating someone else...but prioritizing that other person over you. Is it rational to be mad at that person for casually dating someone else when you never pushed for exclusivity in the first place? Playstation fans (myself included) believed that we had an exclusive relationship with Yakuza (with the exception of the short affair with Nintendo) when there was nothing official to back that up. It was Jim Ryan's job to get the checkbook out to ensure exclusivity. It was the job of Playstation fans to pressure Jim to do so...but that never happened. Blaming Sega for this is like getting mad at your platonic girlfriend for sleeping with someone other than you, despite the fact that you never made a move. That's YOUR fault.
Why didn't Sony acquire Sega or shell out the cash to permanently keep the Yakuza/Judgement IPs as Playstation console exclusives? Personally, Yakuza was the only IP that kept me on Playstation. It was a HUGE oversight by Sony to allow this franchise to go to Xbox. It worked out for me because I was able to get the Series X version of LAD for 30 bucks on Amazon last week while the PS5 version is the full $60. Ultimately, money talks. The Yakuza games have done well on Playstation, but not good enough for Sega to pledge their allegiance to one console.
@Deep_Space_One Does that also work if you buy the physical version on PS4? I assumed that only worked if you bought LAD on PS4 digitally. Good on Sega for letting people upgrade regardless of which version you get.
Honestly, if Sony cared they would have ponied up the cash for Exclusivity a while ago. It must have not been their primary financial focus. While I'm a Sony fan, I can't ding Msoft for taking the opportunity. Sony had PLENTY of time
This. It's public knowledge that Sony tried to make Starfield a PS5 exclusive before Microsoft simply bought Bethesda as a whole. Sony cared more about gaining exclusivity for a NEW IP than for the Yakuza franchise...an IP that's been associated with Playstation for decades. Only a fool would defend Sony in this situation. They messed up big time. https://www.videogameschron...
There should not be exclusives. Exclusives are a marketing construct not a gaming construct. Gamers on any capable platform should be able to play any game.
If 4K is one of the enhanced feature offered on the PS5 over PS4, then why not upload a 4K video? Or is this one of those YouTube backend delayed 4K process issues?
Bargain bin for this one
Glad Microsoft's paid exclusivity for the next-gen version is over been waiting to purchase this for PS5. Yes i have a XSX and i could of bought it for that but i only purchased it for the eventual exclusives like Halo,Hellblade etc i play all my multi-platforms on my PS5.
I have been waiting for this, even though Sega did a disservice to the long time fans of this series who have kept supporting every iteration, with their timed exclusive to xbox. Regardless, Im excited to get immersed in some Japanese culture again. You’re welcome Sega.
I liked the story, as I do for all Yakuza games despite the glaring flaws, but the charm of the RPG style wore off quick for me. Very, very easy game.
Can't wait to play this. I know all the Yakuza fans hate it because they changed it up, but as an RPG fan that was vaguely interested in the series, I'm hyped. Guess they were counting on the fans being more open minded, but who knows.
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