Dragon Quest X producer teases western release
posted on 07.10.13 at 10:27 AM EDT by (@admeady)
Plus, producer Yosuke Saito discusses upcoming PC release.

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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  • SuperLuigi

    I’d play it if it released on the wii u probably. My pc is not that amazing and I really do not want to upgrade with ps4 coming out this year. If it doesn’t come out on wii u i’ll prob still be playing ff xiv.

  • erico316ec

    wii u for a mmo is stupid . this should had been release on ps3 ps4 xbox 360 and xbox one. how the hell thought a wii and wii u release was a smart idea is beyord me.

    • Tetsu

      Heard of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate?

      • EternaLBleedinG

        Wait MH3U is a MMO?

        • KnifeAndFork

          no. But in Japan they charged a monthly fee. In the West they didn’t.

      • erico316ec

        i dont know if you making a joke or not but mh3u isnt as successful as mh3 psp. i would call it a failure for bussiness. how in the world do you drop in sales and call it a success. when your previous games sold more then the total amount of system sold then its a testament to how bad the wii u is doing on gobal scale. bussiness is bussiness plain and simple capcom made a huge mistake with mh3u and sega had done the same thing with dragon quest.

    • Raiyu

      I wouldn’t have put it that way but I do agree that putting it on the Wii and Wii U wasn’t the best idea.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I really hope that do bring it over here. This part sorta concerns me though –

    “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 11.”

    What exactly does this mean? Is this saying they might change parts of the game or how it plays only for the western version? That doesn’t sound promising imo.

    Yes, It plays differently from other MMORPGs, this is a good thing.

    Who knows, maybe I’m reading something more into what Miyake was saying?

    • Pyrofrost

      I agree, that statement rubbed me the wrong way, it really did.

      What I’m thinking is that it’s going to be something REALLY simple, like either different market tactics or regional servers. Dragon quest isn’t a big enough series in the West to do the later though; unless they only plan to create a handful of Western worlds. In translation though, it’s probably hard to tell what he was actually saying or trying to convey.

      Either way, I do look forward to playing this and I will get it day one. As long as it stays subscription based. If it goes free-2-play or buy-2-play, then no chance in hell. I absolutely refuse to reduce myself to that garbage.

      • KnifeAndFork

        Free online =/= free to play (with crap microtransactions) . DQ IX has free online. Monster Hunter for Wii (U.S.) had free online. Thats what this would be if they decided to localize for Wii /Wii U and expect decent sales. Majority of Nintendo buyers would skip P2P MMO its not their scene.

        In any case, DQ should have NEVER been an MMO…

        • Pyrofrost

          Personally, I like the idea of a DQ MMO.

          I guess we’ll see though. Also, as I said in my above reply to you, they don’t know if P2P would work or not. The fact that it is on PC also makes this a less risky venture.
          Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Personally, I would admire the attempt.

          Unlike DQ IX and MonHun, DQX is built as an MMO. Which means we will see many DQX patches, updates, and a few expansions. In order to finance this and have any hope of longevity, they need revenue. In order to bring in revenue they need either a subscription or micro-transactions.
          If it is like FFXIV (ie: has NO investor backing), you can be sure that it will be P2P. However, if investors have put their filthy hands on it, then I feel bad for the future of this game.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Another one of those things where we need more information to fully discuss it.

        I get the logic behind regional servers. I’m not a big fan of it, but I do understand it.

        I just don’t want them to drastically change how the game plays for no reason.

    • PrinceHeir

      agree, for some reason that statement really rubs me the wrong way.

      wtf is Square thinking nowadays O___O

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I just don’t understand why they wouldn’t keep it like FFXI. It worked very well for XI, and is working very well for XIV ARR too.

    • Kobracon

      Yes that certainly is a puzzling statement….they didn’t change anything for the DS remakes, so I wonder what that could possibly mean…

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        It’s just so confusing.

  • Franggio Hogland

    While I love every news if DQ coming to the west I would prefers to see some other releases in the DQ saga first….

  • Hating Ass Nigga

    Keep this shit in japan,Please bring over DQ7 and Terry’s wonderland.

    • KnifeAndFork

      I’m with you on DQ 7 and TW for sure

    • SprintsMcGee

      Why not all three?

  • KnifeAndFork

    I could see it being PC only release for the West.

    No way casual Western Nintendo players would pay monthly for this….

    • Pyrofrost

      I would get it P2P for my Wii-U.
      I seriously refuse to play F2P or B2P MMO. I will not get this game if they go that route; and as much as I love FFXIV, if they go that route I will immediately kill my account.

      • KnifeAndFork

        It wouldn’t work for Western Nintendo community. It would tank.

        • Pyrofrost

          Actually we don’t know, this hasn’t been tried on Nintendo.

  • Learii

    no 3DS since is MMORPG I guess

  • Warboss Aohd

    watch it crash an’ burn.

  • Elvick

    “so I don’t think it’ll be a single game worldwide like with Final Fantasy XI.”

    Why bother then? People that want to play it, want to play it because of what it is. Not because of what they decide to turn it into to appeal to *insert your region*.

  • SOLOmio

    Do for vita as well!!!!
    she’s so young and doesn’t have many friends. Com´on, play nice.