XBOX lead Phil Spencer says it's looking like we can expect to see some Japanese games at this year's E3 on June 10th. He is working to try and get some Japanese publishers' projects into their main showings, stressing that "support from Japanese publishers has been a focus", and singling out SEGA as one of the companies he'd like to see the XBox One get more franchises from.
Article also goes on to mention the ambiguous fate of Scalebound, which was cancelled last year, but had its trademark renewed. It's unclear whether Microsoft did this to keep hold of the IP, or if there still may be hope for Platinum Games' long-in-development JRPG.
Wondering what everyone thinks?
I certainly wouldn't mind seeing the XBox One get more Japanese games, and receive more support abroad. But as I've said for a few years now, I don't think they should go out of their way for developers and publishers that would rather ignore the American console.
I am appreciative of good Japanese games that have made it to the console, such as the Souls games, ReCore, and the upcoming remaster of the first two Shenmue games. I would love to see XBox improve its 3rd-party support in that way, but I still think that is less important than Microsoft strengthening its 1st-party offerings.