Hosting and making an MMO isn't cheap from Weismart's blog

SEGA didn't just wait to PSO2 Meseta bring PSO2 to the west. Keep in mind that there were strategies to localize the game early on, but for one reason or another the job was scrapped until lately. The pso2.com page was busy as early as 2012, revealing teasers and other information on the game with a big"COMING SOON" plastered on the page. SEGA announced plans to localize PSO2 just days after the JP launch, hoping to launch in 2013. The page had no updates whatsoever and was eventually taken down late 2017. Come last year, all of a sudden SEGA announces PSO2 coming to the west onto Microsoft's platform. With a bit of digging, we can piece together what may have happened.


Hosting and making an MMO isn't cheap. Even if the dev work is already done, you still will need to have a translation group, client service servers and servers to sponsor the game. What occurred to SEGA that they had to cut financing for the localization project? The company to purchase Atlus was none apart from SEGA. Cue the milking of popular names Persona 3 and 4. Regardless of what actually happened, we can observe that SEGA has been on a downward trend financially over the last ten years. You can have a look at the printed financial reports for yourself. While PSO2 has been among their most prosperous titles, it doesn't cost as much to keep it in JP compared to hiring a new team and setting up new infrastructure to receive it localized. It could be a massive risk for SEGA to attempt to force the match to the west. The need is still, but with all these foreigners already playing the JP servers, SEGA might have been and decided it was not necessary to try and create that drive. The failure of the SEA server did not help with this decision, even when cause drops upon Asiasoft's poor handling of the game.


We know that the foreign inhabitants about the JP servers is little compared to the population playing the NA servers, but hindsight is 20/20. Speaking of 2020, input Microsoft. A few decades ago, Microsoft opens Azure for gambling. While we don't know who , it is very obvious that there was an agreement between both businesses: Microsoft can finance the PSO2 localization job in exchange for SEGA utilizing and analyzing Microsoft's platform. The rest is history. SEGA did not wait because they desired to.


Granted, this is just a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. Waitif thats true, does this mean we could attribute PSO2 NA's authentic delay on Randy Pitchford!? Because I am all for it! Wait ? I thought that sport funds have been stolen to cheap Phantasy Star Online 2 Meseta finance Borderlands rather than the game I discovered, that's dumb.



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