Dragon Quest X producer teases western release

Plus, producer Yosuke Saito discusses upcoming PC release.

July 10, 2013 / 10:27 AM EDT / (@admeady)

Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online executive producer Yuu Miyake teased an overseas release for the MMORPG in this week’s issue of Famitsu.

Already released in Japan on Wii and Wii U, developer and publisher Square Enix is porting the game to PC, leading many to wonder whether the game will leave Japan.

“Of course,” Miyake said when asked about a western release. “However, as for whether it’ll be run in the Dragon Quest style in the overseas market, every nation has its own play style and sensibilities, so I don’t think it’ll be a single game worldwide like with Final Fantasy XI.”

Famitsu also spoke with producer Yosuke Saito about the upcoming PC release.

“I’m sure a lot of people were surprised,” Saito told the Japanese magazine, “but the drive to release a PC version was there from the start of Dragon Quest X‘s development. The biggest reason was that, when thinking about which platform was most likely to be connected to a network, the PC was the first that popped into our minds.

“We also live in an era where there’s nearly one PC for every household, and for people who grew up with Dragon Quest, PCs have been a natural part of their entire lives. We figured it wouldn’t seem unnatural.”

Dragon Quest X launches for PC in Japan on September 26.

Thanks, Polygon.

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