CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama has said that .hack and Solatorobo need more support from North American publishers.
Regarding both the new .hack and a possible sequel to Solatorobo, Matsuyama told Joystiq, “as long as we can get more requests from the fans, there’s a possibility.
“It’s not that people don’t know about it. But I think it’s more that Namco Bandai Games America is not interested in the typical JRPGs, and that’s why they’re not looking to pick it up.”
The latest .hack game, .hack//Link for PSP, did not release outside of Japan.
Even so, according to Matsuyama, CyberConnect2 is trying to make games for a global audience.
“It’s most important to be able to see the whole world. Back in the day, a lot of developers and publishers were focused on Japanese games and sent them out to North America. Obviously that’s not going to be accepted as much. From our standpoint, we’re really looking to create a game that’s fun for everybody in the world.”