In a recent interview with Famitsu, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer teased a new Xbox One exclusive from a Japanese developer. Translated by Dualshockers, Spencer went on to say that they’re looking to announce the title closer to the Xbox One’s release in Japan. While no studio was mentioned by name, Spencer mentioned Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey developer Mistwalker, and how great of an experience they had working together.
It’d be great to get a big name RPG for the console, especially considering the importance of the Japanese market. Even though Microsoft has historically faltered when it came to the Japanese market with the original Xbox and Xbox 360, the company seems even more determined to get a bigger share of the Japanese market. Games like Crimson Dragon, Dead Rising 3, and Swery65’s latest acid trip D4 being standouts.
Do you think Microsoft has a chance with Japan this time around, or are they doomed to appealing near-exclusively to the Western market? Let us know in the comments.