I’m a massive fan of RPGs, and I have a special fondness for JRPGs. Most of those kinds of games seem to come to PlayStation rather than Xbox, although there have been some notable exceptions, and Phil Spencer is promising that Xbox One will be getting in on the JRPG action.
JRPGs are a bit thin on the ground at the moment, although we’ve been promised a whole bunch in the coming years. Of course, people are asking if it will lean towards the PlayStation, but never fear, the Xbox One won’t be neglected. Over on twitter, the question was put to Phil Spencer:
@Darrenmc62 You will see JPRGs on XBOX One.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 25, 2014
Xbox One has been struggling in Japan, which was sort of expected but still came as a bit of a shock to Microsoft. There haven’t been any notable JRPG exclusives to Xbox since the time of Lost Odyssey, which is already so dated that I struggled to play it last year. It would be great to see a return to the genre for Xbox, although I still believe that PlayStation is associated with RPGs and JRPGs in general while Xbox is more of a shooter brand. That could totally be my own prejudice, but that’s how I personally divide the consoles -and this idea seems to be continuing into the new generation.
Do you think the consoles lean towards specific genres, or are they all the same to you? Would you like to see more exclusives on the various platforms, or do they make you cry because you can’t have all the things?
Last Updated: December 1, 2014