It hasn’t even been out for two years, and already Dragon Quest X is among the most ported games in Square Enix’s longest running series. With five versions already available for the Wii, Wii U, PC, Nintendo 3DS and smartphones, where else is there to bleed it for all its worth?
Well, how about the PlayStation 4?
Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito was taking questions during a fan Q&A while playing the game on a livestream, and he answered that he would love to bring his creation to the PlayStation 4 when asked. Japanese gaming outlets and blogs around the net exploded with the news, and it doesn’t exactly sound that far off base either.
Square Enix has been shining a bit of love on Sony’s consoles as of late with the action game spin-off Dragon Quest Heroes being released exclusively on PlayStation 3 and 4. The next entry in the main series, Dragon Quest XI, is also heavily rumored to be a PlayStation 4 release, the first Sony exclusive since the PlayStation 2 days of Dragon Quest VIII.
Next to these two games, Dragon Quest X would look pretty nice, giving Sony the bragging rights of being home to Japan’s most beloved RPG series for a while.
Square Enix also plans for Dragon Quest X to be a slow-burning profit machine similar to Final Fantasy XI, which is still running strong over a decade later. If the PlayStation 4 finally takes off in Japan following the impressive showing at Tokyo Game Show 2014, it is bound to have a shelf life of at least a decade. Sony consoles tend to last longer on the market in Japan than they do in the states, and that would make it the exact kind of long lasting platform Square Enix needs.
You know, though, Square Enix also said they would love to bring Dragon Quest games to America as well, but nothing of substance has materialized from that desire. Here’s to hoping that the producers are able to make their dreams come true. I want to play Dragon Quest X on my PlayStation 4 in English, and if the producers want that to happen, so be it.