Microsoft’s Head of Xbox division Phil Spencer recently left for Japan, which concluded in speculation by fans he would have signed some exclusive handle a Japanese developer.
Still, overall the Xbox brand remains a lot less than favored by Japanese studios and depending on what NIS America president and CEO Takuro Yamashita said within an interview with MCVUK, that will be partly Microsoft’s fault, too.
Honestly speaking, Microsoft’s strategy to Japanese games hasn’t been very supportive. Microsoft, you understand, for Japanese games, there’s still an incredibly niche element in their eyes, whichever it will be.
Microsoft has the least possible order quantity for his or her games, as well as their whole structure is just not aimed toward niche games or smaller games like Japanese titles, so they are certainly not really supportive of Japanese games or developers.
That’s not to say no NIS America game may very well launch on the Xbox One. Senior associate producer Alan Costa added:
We always make an effort to be aware of demand to see where our group of fans is.
We’re obviously not hostile trying interesting things. Disgaea 5 on Switch was a kind of and this paid off, which is why we’re definitely dancing your. There’s no doubt that that whenever the correct game presented itself C a game title that already has a certain amount of awareness for anyone C we’d definitely want to consider giving it a chance, but it is a chicken and egg problem.
In precisely the same interview, Nihom Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo also chimed in during this topic.
Falcom is actually a Japan-focused developer and looking out in the situation in Japan, the Xbox has a problem. As the market isn’t there, we will need to create a ‘if things improve’ attitude and merely seriously consider what is happening. However, I would like to point that out we’re always watching the market particularly the foreign market, thus if the Xbox were to have a very sudden rise in free airline, we’d obviously most probably to considering it because situation. I’d really like that for being the way it is.
Do you imagine we’ll see more Japanese games sometime soon on Xbox One?