Sony, Square Enix, Platinum Games and Other Japanese Developers Talk About Plans for 2020


The Japanese magazines Famitsu and 4Gamer, as usual for the end of the year, interviewed various Japanese developers on the plans for 2020.

Sony, Square Enix, Sega, Platinum, Koei Tecmo, and various other Japanese developers have reported their plans and ambitions for 2020 these days, obviously still in a rather vague way but with some interesting information.

As usual for the end of the year, the Japanese publications Famitsu and 4Gamer interviewed representatives of various Japanese teams to obtain declarations and programs for the following year, in this case, 2020.

It starts with Atlus, which has promised further news on Shin Megami Tensei Vand something approaching the 25th anniversary of Persona, as well as a possible fantasy RPG, according to reports from Shinjiro Takata and Katsura Hashino. Koei Tecmo spoke mainly of Nioh 2, arriving in March 2020 and the twentieth anniversary of Dynasty Warriors.

Square Enix mentioned the news on Babylon’s Fall, the event for the 30th anniversary of Romancing SaGa as well as various unannounced titles, as well as something on NieR, according to reports from Yosuke Saito and Naoki Yoshida, which proved to be very happy for the arrival of SS5 and Xbox X Series.

Hiroyuki Sakamoto of Segaspoke about new projects from the Yakuza team, while Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya talked about new games coming up, within particular the second that came out with a very interesting statement: “2020 it’s going to be a year of change for Platinum but it’s still super-secret, so I can’t say anything yet, “he said.

Shuhei Yoshida of Sony Interactive Entertainment explained that in 2020 he will start his new job in supporting independent developers, which makes him particularly excited because it is an area he has always been very interested in.