Another rumour is doing the rounds today, and it's undeniably quite a tantalising one. So the sparrows sing, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the phenomenal Persona 5 could be a timed exclusive on PS5 (dropping PS4) and out towards the end of next year.
Don't roll your eyes quite yet, though. We're well aware that Persona 5 was first released in Japan in 2016 (coming to the West in 2017) and that the intervening years are more than long enough to have developed another game; it doesn't take the combined efforts of crime-fighting teens to figure that out—still, some food for thought.
Nate the Hate, on a recent episode of his eponymous podcast, cites sources that claim not only will Persona 6 be a timed-exclusive first on PlayStation (like Persona 5) but that Atlus and Sega would be saying sayonara to the PS4 as well.
Nate is about as reliable as leakers get (most recently, he had a spate of mostly reliable Nintendo predictions,) and we certainly hope games aren't still tied to PS4 in later 2024, so for that alone, we want to believe. Nate and his co-host Modern Vintage Gamer do stop short of suggesting we will learn anything at this week's impending PlayStation Showcase, believing that to be too soon.
What do you think of this latest offering from the Rumour Mill? More grist, or could you see it coming to fruition? Take a leap of faith into the comments section below.
[source youtube.com, via thegamer.com]
By the time we get to the actual showcase we are going to know the whole dang list of reveals. Sometimes I hate how badly secrets are kept in this industry, never any surprises.
MS is paying A LOT of money to SEGA right now, if this happens THAT would be funny.
But no, it's not going to happen there is no real reason for it to happen (also applies for this being a MS exclusive).
@GymratAmarillo Wasn't 5 exclusive for a while? Why is this so hard to believe?
I wonder if they'll update the graphics or keep the same ones but with a whole more areas?
Either way, I'm looking forward to it.
@KaijuKaiser i doubt it , a lot of made up rumors as well , im just going to assume everything isn't really true till its announced.
I don't want any Persona game to be a timed exclusive for anything. No Xbox, no PlayStation, no PC, probably not Nintendo, just don't.
"largely correct Nintendo predictions"
Remaster of Metroid Prime will be in the second half of 2022. As it is the 20th Anniversary since original release on the GameCube and can see Nintendo position as a headliner in the holiday season.
Released this year, not 2022.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is delayed internally that can fall into 2023 due to the virus and technical issues. Could still release in 2022 as the game needs to sort out technical issues.
Game actually released ahead of schedule last year, and was moved from September to July of 2022. Was totally polished at launch, too.
New Fire Emblem is coming in 2022 from the Three Houses devs and it sounds very exciting with better graphics and mechanics. Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War remake will not come in 2022, more likely 2023.
Three Houses and Engage had virtually entirely different development teams, with Koei-Tecmo doing a lot of the heavy lifting for TH. Released in 2023.
Nate is led to believe that Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope will come out in early 2023 but it may make it in the second half of 2022, but based on things he's heard it is unlikely.
Sparks of Hope released in October.
He got the years for Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters and P4G on Switch wrong, too.
All of his predictions in that post are either wrong or unknowable at present.
I won't say Persona 6 won't be a timed PS5 exclusive, but I'll need it from a better source than this guy lol.
If there was even a 3-6 month timed exclusivity I could imagine the howls of protests from Switch/XB owners & the "Sony pays to keep games off XB!"....
Whilst totally cool with M$ using the corporate credit card to buy up entire AAA multiplatform publishers just to take them off PS & how the likes of the recent Persona 4 Golden one "mysteriously" missed a dedicated PS5 version,(regardless of the series not stretching any hardware its on),or Square Enix's Octopath Traveller 1 seemingly permanently not getting a PS release! Nevermind Switch & Gamepass timed exclusives! "But Sony pays to keep games off rivals!"🙄 Uh huh,sure Jan! 😂
@Ralizah I've updated it to read "mostly reliable", as I think your points are fair. However, he is or was considered to be reliable by outlets and writers I trust (as evidenced by the other sites you will see cover this). I don't claim to be an expert on Nintendo, though
Honestly at this point I don't care if it's excusive to any platform I just want acknowledgment of the game and for it to release in the near future!
I'd be watching out for what Tom Henderson is saying - he always gets Persona stuff right and must have some kind of inside track.
I don't know why it'd be on it in the first place. JRPG fans have a PS
@KaijuKaiser i dont think theres been any sign p5 was deliberately/paid exclusive at the time, more that playstation was the only console it made sense for them to release it on.
Things have changed I guess with persona getting more mainstream since then.
I think it’s unlikely we get P6 for another year or two. P5 is hard to top and Katsura Hashino is not directing. P6 is going to be different.
I expect more P5 and remakes for a while. Maybe a teaser this year and then a concert announcement, more merch announcements, and some cameo dlcs in other games.
I saw a rumour that Xbox had secured the one year deal, which made sense as Sega has very close ties to Microsoft and all the previous entries releasing on Gamepass recently
@HotGoomba Perfect world no 3rd party game would ever be exclusive to anything except JRPGs don't need to come to xbox because seriously who actually buys that genre on that platform 😂
But will it have a weird three day period where it's not clear if it's coming to other platforms?
Makes no sense revealing the remake at Xbox’s event, having the games go MP the last few years to then make P6 exclusive.
I don't mind if its multi platform or playstation exclusive, il be relieved just knowing that's its on playstation what with Microsoft throwing their cash around lately.
Neat news if true, but until there's an official announcement/trailer I am moving on.
More likely it is a Microsoft exclusive for 3 months.
Atlus doesnt care about their fanbase only money..
Same with next Yakusa game I think.
Since they are new titles it wont be on gamepass and after both Atlus and Sega wonder why they didnt had any sale on game first 3 months.
I'd like a female protagonist in P6 or at least the option to choose one. A voiced protagonist would give them a bit of character too.
"Nate is about as reliable as leakers get"
In 2021 he said that the Switch Pro will be announced before E3 because he knows that there will be games running on the Switch Pro at E3
@mariomaster96 Tbf all those insiders that said there was a switch pro in 2021 weren't far off, the switch OLED came out that year and these insiders obviously got tipped off that a new switch hardware was coming out and assumed it was the pro.
@UltimateOtaku91 But my point was that he made the claim that he knows that there will be games at E3 running on the Switch Pro.
That obviously was complete BS, even if Nintendo at some pointed planned to make a Switch Pro they already knew it wouldn't doable long before E3 and if some developers had games taking advantage of the Switch Pros hardware in development then Nintendo also would have informed them long before E3 that the Switch Pro isn't happening.
Therefore there's no way imo there were ever any plans for a game running on Switch Pro to be shown at E3
When it comes to Persona 6, I'm not concerned about exclusivity stuff as much as I am about post-launch upgrades rendering the original game obsolete, like it happened with Persona 5 and Royal.
By the time I got around to P5, Royal was already out and I got to spend my time on the better version of the game, but for people who supported the original release, the whole fiasco must have absolutely sucked.
I'd like some kind of guarantee that if I buy P6 at launch I'm not pouring money (and, most importantly, time) into something that is going to be abandoned in favor of a definitive version, without even an option for transferring progress.
I usually roll my eyes whenever Sneed The Feed comes to attention. Leaks are stupid
I waited to play P5R till it was possible to play it portably on Switch.
It's one of my gavourite games ever now and i spent 150 hours on it so I'd again wait for P6 to be playabke portable.
These games are loooooooong
Find it hard to believe it would be a timed exclusive after going multi platform with the games and I don't know if Sony cares enough about Persona to do that when they have Final Fantasy. I don't care about it being exclusive, I just want to know it's coming to PS5 in general and that's enough for me
Persona 6 is definitely coming.if its on the PlayStation showcase it will be cool.but its coming.word up son
So buy it when it comes out or wait for the next 7 editions?
@Bunchesopuppies I'm very tempted to watch the JohneAwesome run of the launch edition and then play the inevitable Golden/Royal Edition a few years later after the memory of the launch edition has become fuzzy.
But I was led to believe Persona was a Xbox exclusive 🤔
this is getting stupid now there is no way we are getting a remake of 3 and 6 in the same year as one would eat the momentum of the other
I knew Sony wasn't letting Xbox get their hands on Persona 6
@Robocod where's ED-209 when I need it?
So in that list of stuff this dude said. A lot of it was fake. Like the new Fire Emblem came out in 2023 not 22. Or Xenoblade 3 coming in 2023 because of bugs when it did so well it got released early instead of Splatoon. Or the Pixel remasters or P4G. Lots of small errors that make me go yeah he could be full of crap.
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