Sega may be out of the Japanese arcade business, but it still has plans to expand its audience around the world by dipping further into the library of Atlus games. After Persona 4 Golden exceeded the publisher's expectations when it was ported to PC this year, more Atlus game ports, remakes, and remasters are being considered, according to Sega Sammy president and CEO Haruki Satomi.
"As for Steam, while we haven't been actively releasing Atlus titles on PC, we felt that there was much potential there and put out a direct port of Persona 4 Golden for PC, and the user response was far beyond our expectations," Satomi said during a financial results briefing that was translated by Gematsu. "That being said, we hope to release Atlus catalog titles across various platforms, whether as direct ports or in the form of remasters or remakes."
Persona 4 Golden was a popular release on Steam due to the perfect storm of it having a cult-classic status, positive reviews, and a low price of admission. The last main game in the series, Persona 5 on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, was another well-received entry in the franchise when it arrived in 2017 and was expanded on further in 2019's Persona 5 Royal on the PS4.
The game scored 9/10 in our Persona 5 review. "Within Persona 5 is a complex set of interconnected gameplay mechanics, and in almost every aspect Atlus has executed on its vision exceptionally, barring the pacing issues towards the end," critic Michael Higham wrote. "At every turn, it presents something to marvel at, whether it's the fluid combat, vibrant world, or the many memorable characters." Persona 5 Royal upgraded the game to a rare GameSpot 10/10.
Another Atlus game released on PC in recent years was Catherine--but only the "Classic" version, not the Full Body edition.