During a recent PlayStation Access interview, Daisuke Sato, producer of the Yakuza franchise, suggested that three more ports of the series could make their way over to the current generation should the demand be there. There are at least two writers here at Pure PlayStation HQ who will be grinning from ear to ear after hearing this news. Surely that’s demand enough?
It isn’t that the PS4 is lacking in the Yakuza department. With Yakuza 0, Yakuza: Kiwami, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, and the upcoming Yakuza: Kiwami 2, there’s no risk of a deficiency disorder. But a large proportion of the story thus far remains unplayable on our modern set ups, which is probably fuelling SEGA’s contemplation.
The three games, Yakuza 3, 4 and 5, were PlayStation 3 releases. But as Yakuza 0 bagged the series a large new following, there is no denying that there is a ready made market, ready and waiting to kick and punch their way through more of the back story. One thing is for certain, though, should a complete collection end up making its way on to the PS4, there’ll be a lot of people AWOL from life for many, many hours. Please SEGA, make our dreams come true.
Unfortunately, Sato’s wording is SEGA “may consider” the ports, which is far from definite. But it isn’t a big fat no either.
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