The awkwardly named Metaphor: ReFantazio is coming to PlayStation platforms after all. The Atlus-developed fantasy RPG, which was fully revealed during last week's Xbox showcase, was subject to a Microsoft-employed embargo, preventing mention of the game coming to other systems. Similar embargoes were also applied to fellow Atlus titles Persona 3 Reload and Persona 5 Tactica, but they were confirmed for PS5 and PS4 just a couple of days later.
Metaphor wasn't, however, and the lack of multiplatform confirmation sparked whispers of the game being bound by some kind of Xbox exclusivity. Thankfully, at least from a PlayStation fan perspective, Metaphor has now been confirmed for Sony's consoles.
We say 'now', but the reality is that the title's been a lock for PS5 and PS4 since its announcement. As spotted by Gematsu, SEGA Korea actually told everyone Metaphor was multiplatform days ago — it's just that hardly anyone picked up on the Twitter-embedded trailer. It honestly looks like this may have been some kind of leak, which makes this whole situation quite humorous.
Metaphor: ReFantazio is targeting a vague 2024 release, but with the aforementioned Persona 3 Reload pegged for early 2024, we'd bet on this next RPG being lined up for the latter half of the year.
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