Yakuza is a long-running franchise that has remained PlayStation exclusive for the most part. It was recently announced that Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami will make their way to PC. The series has also been on the Nintendo platforms with the launch of Yakuza 1 and 2 Remaster for the Nintendo Wii U that was only available in Japan.
Yakuza series producer Daisuke Sato was interviewed by French website GameBlog (translated by Google) during Japan Expo. He was asked about the possibility of Yakuza series for other platforms including the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
“To be realistic about what happened, Ryu Ga Gotoku 1 & 2 HD for Wii U was a major failure. But we always have the optics to develop the multi platforms as much as possible and we know that it brings an additional audience and that it allows to drain more people. On the other hand, as far as the Switch is concerned, I’m convinced that this is not the platform on which to develop Yakuza games would be ideal. Maybe the public does not expect this kind of game on Switch. Maybe they are used to different games. This may not be the ideal platform.”
Sato commented on the possibility of the Xbox One: “Regarding Xbox One, we could consider it, knowing that Xbox One users might be more likely to be interested in a game like Yakuza. That could be an option.”
Yakuza games are mostly available on the PS4. PC users can enjoy Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami, which is a remake of Yakuza 1, later this year.