Hatsune Miku project lead on the series coming to PS4
posted on 01.25.14 at 11:21 AM EDT by (@casudaniele)
Utsumi thinks it's a "very fine" and 'motivating' piece of hardware.

Hiroshi Utsumi

Famitsu caught up with Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd project manager Hiroshi Utsumi at the Taipei Game Show to discuss the series’ potential to come to PlayStation 4.

It started when Utsumi was asked if Sega would implement something similar to the scratch slider found in the arcade version of Hatsune Miku in the PlayStation 3 version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd. Utsumi replied that, “There aren’t plans, but I think the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 touch pad could be interesting.”

Pressing the matter further, Famitsu asked if there were any plans for a PlayStation 4 version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd. Or if the team has any plans for the series on PlayStation 4 in the future.

“For the time being, whether or not we make a sequel is dependent upon sales of this project, Project Diva F 2nd,” Utsumi said. “But various preparations are underway, and we’re also putting PS4 in our outlook. It also depends on the differences between the three platforms—PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. We need to consider different things also, should we port this title or not? Or should we also make the next game in the series for PS4 or not? When development settles down, we’ll start from there. Anyway, I saw PS4 at the Taipei Game Show yesterday, even though it’s still not being sold in Japan yet… (laughs). I think it’s a very fine piece of hardware, and it really motivated me.”

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd is due out for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on March 6.

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  • Six

    I’d sooner buy a PS4 for Project Diva than anything else announced so far.

    Hopefully the series continues on Vita in addition to PS4, as I’d much rather play the games on a handheld.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Depends, PS4’s remote play may impact that

      • Six

        I doubt that. Like, I really really really doubt that.

        Why on Earth would Sega give up those sales? The PD games do fantastic numbers on Vita.

        Also, input lag would be nightmare for a game like this.

        • TheExile285

          As long as the games keep selling on Vita they probably won’t.

          • Six

            Unless the PS4 magically makes Japan console-centric again, I don’t see why they wouldn’t.

            Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if Sega put the games on all three Playstation platforms.

            More money and more Miku to go around.

            • Gariya

              “Unless the PS4 magically makes Japan console-centric again”

              BELIEVE!

              • Budgiecat

                We need to go to Japan and grab everyones cell phones out of their hands who are playing P&D or *insert garbage iOS game* and smash them so they have no choice…

            • icecoffemix

              That really should what they’re doing at least until PS3 fade away (won’t be for a long time). Especially since porting between the three platforms should be pretty easy now.

      • Elvick

        As someone who loves portables and remote play…

        I do not think that will matter at all. Not having freedom with remote play (ie; playable without internet/connection) isn’t ideal or viable for everything.

        And playing natively will always be better than streaming will.

    • Budgiecat

      wow thats nuts not even FF XV

      • Six

        I’ve given up on JRPGs.

        • Budgiecat

          You just bought Xillia the other day…

          • Six

            And I gave up on that after about an hour.

      • icecoffemix

        To be fair I don’t think many people bought PS4 for the Final Fantasy Not-Versus-Is-it-even-coming-in-our-lifetime? XV.

        • Six

          Yeah, I think many learned from getting burned by the PS3 at launch.

          • Budgiecat

            yeah and I didn’t even buy one at launch. I got mine in 2008…

        • TheExile285

          Really? FFXV & KH3 are be the biggest reasons I’m buying a PS4.

          • Six

            But it doesn’t seem like many people are buying PS4s for them now, like they did with the PS3 at launch.

          • icecoffemix

            “buying”

            “bought”

            • TheExile285

              Touche

              • icecoffemix

                Yeah, I mean really, we’ve been waiting for the game even before PS3 came out and we only got like 3 minutes trailer after all this time. I will buy the game whenever it came out but my thought of it when they said it’s coming on PS4 was “oh cool, guess they changed the platform. Next!”.

        • Budgiecat

          Well maybe

          I mean, I bought a PS3 for it….

          nnnnngh….. >_<

  • DarthBrian

    The world needs more Miku!!!!! <3

  • DesmaX

    Nice to see the Japanese embracing next-gen

  • PrinceHeir

    yes please!

  • OverlordZetta

    Just keep making them on Vita too boss.

  • Stacy Connor

    Honestly, it’s great seeing them move over to the PS4 for Miku. Just hoping more follow as well in the coming months and such.

    • icecoffemix

      Rather than move over it’s probably going to be addition, Stacy.

  • Wolf Star

    Hatsune Miku + PS4 = Take my money!!
    Also localize it!! With Project Diva F 2nd and the Ps Vita version of the 1st game( still waiting on that one)

    • Six

      PDf is coming out in March.

      • Wolf Star

        They said early 2014 ,not Spring 2014

        • Six
          • Wolf Star

            Oh.. So it is March.. Thanks buddy ^^ I didn’t know that.

            • Six

              They just put that out last night I think. Hopefully closer to release there will be something up on the PS Blog.

              So people can post tons of comments demanding the sequel xD

              • Wolf Star

                I want a sequel also xD hehe heck I’ll buy both PS3 and Ps Vita. I already have the 1st game on PS3 and I’m going to buy Ps Vita ver :) can’t wait ^^

    • Budgiecat

      Not until Yakuza 5 & Ishin are localized first

      • Wolf Star

        I never played Yakuza series… I saw Ishin gameplay it looks good.

      • Elvick

        Those require a much larger localization effort than Hatsune Miku games do.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    PS3, PS4, Vita, I’m fine with any of it, really.

    More Miku is a-okay by me.

    • Budgiecat

      More Shenmue would be better

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        A lot of things would be better, but rather than focusing on that, how about we focus on something more realistic? No need to get yourself down every time you think about Shenmue.

  • Elvick

    Do it!

  • XXX

    Just release the games outside of Japan, that’s all I ask Sega.

  • Six
  • Gariya

    Oh, I love that gif.