Persona 5 Confirmed for PS4

Atlas' cult RPG series set for next-gen debut next year.

Persona 5, the next edition in Atlus' cult RPG series, is being developed for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

Now due to ship next year, Persona 5 was initially conceived as a PS3 game and was targeted for release by the end of 2014. However, developers at the Tokyo-based Atlus are working on a separate PS4 version, which could be responsible for the project's delay.

The Persona series has become a key asset for Sony since the mid-nineties, with Atlus developing numerous editions on PS1, PS2, PS3 and handhelds. Though many Persona games are critically acclaimed, the PS2 title Persona 4 is widely considered as the flagship edition in the series, and was expanded with various spin-offs such as Persona 4 Arena and a PS Vita edition.

It's not clear whether Persona 5 will ship on Xbox One or Xbox 360. Gamespot has contacted Atlus for clarification.

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jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

Wish more traditional western or JRPGs were coming out for the new consoles. 

soulless4now
soulless4now

@jenovaschilld That's always the bad part about buying a console too soon if you're an rpg player. There isn't much out during the year of release. Hopefully Tokyo Game Show will bring some good announcements this year. 

Klyern
Klyern

@soulless4now @jenovaschilld and the worst part is games like disgaea and persona take an extra year or longer to come out in next gen. It was a surprise to see the p5 ps4 announcement to say the least, even if they ended pushing the release date from 2014 to 15

TheGreatGhoul
TheGreatGhoul

I can't wait.

I still wan't Lucifer and Metatron as the best personas to be used!

metalhead451
metalhead451

you become less the more that you let come in............. who is coming........YOU!

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Anyone who only remotely thinks he likes JRPGs should love Personba 4 by now, so 5 should be a no-brainer :D Give us the release date finally. Can't wait for the PS4 version :D

Greyslay
Greyslay

I haven't played a Persona game since the 2nd one but I liked it good enough back then and RPG's are my favorite so I'm sure I will get it.

TheGreatGhoul
TheGreatGhoul

@Greyslay 

Sir you missed the best rpg of all time in Persona 4 and one of the best ever in the 3.

You should live these experiences before you get the 5th.

Its not too late to check on that.

:-)

comethadone
comethadone

I am not sure... I really like Persona 3 but never too into the Persona 4. Well, I am going to wait hopelessly for a Xenosaga game then...

Klyern
Klyern

@comethadone thats the epitome of hopelessnes, that would be a reboot, Xenosaga's story didnt end in the second one but the series was shut down if i recall correctly.


Too bad, since watching the mechs move around the screen and the all the models fight in turn based combat was just love in its last form.

somberfox
somberfox

Thank god they have the decency not to scrap the PS3 version, unlike Square-Enix with FF15.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Atlus doesn't make cross platform games for no reason.  Sorry, Boners.

EPaul
EPaul

So this means don't need a ps3 for next year

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Like most Xbox owners, we say 'what's Persona?' - and can't be bothered to stuck around for a response.

rasterorsoniu13
rasterorsoniu13

Halo, Gears, Forza, CoD. We know what Xbox "gamers" are, you don't need to remind everyone.

Anyhow, back to the discussion...

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@Sevenizz Yeah, Xbox owners hate good games, especially RPGs.  No shooting people, no ability to screech at people online, and their eyes glaze over.

Legend002
Legend002

I'm a Persona virgin but still super excited.

hystavito
hystavito

@Legend002 Ha ha you still are?? Ha ha ha.  


I'm kidding, I am too.  Well I'm not sure actually, I woke up once hungover in a strange home and the night before I may have played Persona, but I just ran out of there and will never really know.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@Legend002 There's no excuse for not playing Persona 4 at this point.  Rectify your mistake.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

I can't wait for this game to come out. But I must......

This is reason no. 5 I need a PS4 at some point, the other five reasons being Bloodborne, MGSV:TPP, Disgaea 5, and Gran Turismo 7.


Oh, and Atlus? Release your games in Europe more often, in larger quantities, AND closer to the American release date rather than as physically far away from it as possible......it's annoying.

Shinobi120
Shinobi120

Awesome. Now there's no reason for me to use my PS3 now. 


Though this should've been a PS4 game from the start.

plaintomato
plaintomato

A Persona RPG to be released on a current gen system? That is news. Or more likely they really meant PS2 and PS3.

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

Never understood the love for the series, so to each their own.

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

@Stevo_the_gamer I'd like to get into it. One of the advantages of the Playstation ecosystem is the assortment of JRPGS. Unfortunately JRPGS are also known to take a chunk of time to complete. Something I just don't have right now. 

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

Coming from someone that doesn't know much about the series, that was a puzzling trailer. 

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@RicanV 

Don't worry RicanV, it was puzzling to me too. And I'm a diehard Persona fan.

CallMeDuraSouka
CallMeDuraSouka

Thanks for the heads up, I assumed it was evil musical chairs.

Ultramarinus
Ultramarinus

I still hope that they will add a FeMC option, it was great in P3P.

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

YESSSSSSSSSS

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Of course not, JRPGs are awful.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

No no, that game is still creepy...and terrible.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

I've played a demo of a final fantasy game and was bored to tears. That, and something called earthbound on my SNES years ago. That last one I bought and was very disappointed.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Let me guess - you're high?

What was that?

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Let me guess - you're one of those who thinks JRPG gamers are highbrow gamers, right?

WRONG! We play videogames. To an outsider - we're the same person.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@Sevenizz This is the prototypical Xbox brogamer right here folks.  Just shake your head with pity and ignore him.

immortaltech6
immortaltech6

@Sevenizz You had to connect the dots and actually think. As it is with your games, so it is with your brain. Figures you couldn't process it. 

immortaltech6
immortaltech6

@Sevenizz  Find a forum for every single thing you don't like and post there. This is huge, it could be your next big goal in life that expands and outmatches your current one so report back when you finish. Too bad I'll have moved on by next year but some other anonymous stranger could acknowledge it and validate your purpose for ya bud.

soldjango
soldjango

@rasterorsoniu13 Xbox isn't a platform that matters at all in Japan, so if there is an X1 release, you won't hear about it until Atlus USA starts promoting the game. For reference, note that Persona 4 Ultimax isn't releasing on 360 in Japan, but is here.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

You couldn't pay me to play these terrible games.

hardangelfan
hardangelfan

Dream on. X1 is already getting a game that was released 13 years ago, 10 years ago, 7 years ago, and 2 years ago. Isn't that enough?

Martyr77
Martyr77

@Sevenizz  You think Titanfall is a good game therefore your statements are pointless.