There has been a lot of debate on whether Persona 6 will be a PlayStation Exclusive on the market. However, this time, the mainline Persona games may vary, particularly as the Atlus decision to add Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5 to PC, Xbox, and other new PS models.
With the Persona series coming to other platforms, it''s high time that Atlus follow suit with Persona 6. Even if the next entry is probably a long way from release, the fans would no doubt benefit from multiplatform accessibility on day one. It''s also a good move on Atlus'' part, especially when it comes to the series'' relationship with emulation.
Emulation for The Persona Series Long History
The Persona games have always been available on PlayStation consoles. Both PlayStation games were initially released for PS1, while Persona 3 and Persona 4 were then released for PS3 and PS4. These games were then rereleased to other PlayStation platforms, such as PSP and PS Vita.
This exclusivity inevitably resulted in a boom in emulator use among Persona users. Such programs permitted PC and mobile users to operate another computing system on their device. The most commonly used were the Persona 3 emulators (Portable and FES) and Persona 4.
Atlus had issued a DMCA takedown notice to RPCS3 a well-known PS3 emulator by the time Persona 5 was launched. It also stated that it was aware that users wanted PC ports.
Atlus'' series should be expanded to other platforms, according to many observers. And to the community''s surprise, Atlus did it with Persona 4 Golden in 2020. This was followed by a recent years bombshell of an announcement: the last three Persona games are now slated for release on various platforms. Finally, Persona fans may play the games without having to resort to emulation.
Multiple Platforms Should Be Made for Persona 6
This is a trend Atlus would continue to pursue. Perhaps PlayStation exclusivity was the best option for Persona 1 from the start, although the game was still a niche item in the gaming industry. However, following the rise in popularity with Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal, the multiplatform approach may be the best option. The recent news on Persona ports is a proof of this.
On day one, it might be a good idea to release Persona 6 on multiple platforms. This maximizes the games reach, allowing more enthusiasts to easily acquire the next-gen Persona game. The less time it takes to emulation, the less likely it will be a problem.
With all of that said, it is important to note that Atlus hasnt made any announcements on Persona 6. Therefore, the community is still concerned about what the next entry might involve. Persona 6 may be multiplatform upon its initial release, but it might follow Atlus'' long-standing reputation of PlayStation exclusivity. At least fans may enjoy the last three main games of the series on their chosen platform.
Persona 6 is in development.