Persona 5 has grown in popularity since its first release in 2016. Persona 5 Royal, a full version of the long-running series, and its spin-offs were promoted by Atlus’ PlayStation exclusive, swiftly rising to the best-selling game in the genre.
Atlus said Persona 5 Royal will be released on several platforms starting in October and would no longer be exclusive to the PlayStation environment at the Microsoft and Bethesda event in June.
The JRPG would be available on Game Pass from day one and feature more than 40 pieces of DLC, a gift for Xbox owners.
Players haven’t seen any video of the game playing on the new hardware since the announcement, but with only a few months until release, Atlus has begun drip-feed information to its hungry fans.
One such individual giving the first peek at Persona 5 Royal gameplay video is a YouTuber named Faz.
The 6-minute-long video of P5 Royal playing on Xbox Series X/S hardware was shared by Persona expert Faz and is from the game’s Japanese release.
The video shows Joker and the Phantom Thieves of Hearts in action, initially demonstrating how the player would move about Tokyo and the metaverse before entering the fight arena and displaying the bouts at a fluid 60 frames per second.
There is still a whiff of bitterness about the PlayStation 5 edition of the JRPG, despite the gameplay video providing some relief to gamers who are anxious to get their hands on the next-gen update.
According to recent confirmation from Atlus, there is no Persona 5 Royal upgrading route for PlayStation 4 players. To obtain the PlayStation 5 version, PS4 owners must buy the game at full price.
This problem only affects the PlayStation versions of the game. Xbox users may depend on Microsoft’s Smart Delivery mechanism to possess both the Xbox One and Series X/S editions of P5 if they buy the title outright rather than download it via Game Pass.
Fans will be relieved to see the game’s development on the next-generation technology before Persona 5 launches in a few months.
If that weren’t enough, Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden would be remastered by Atlus and released on all platforms in 2023 as part of its ongoing celebration of the JRPG series.