Sega still maintains a very healthy PC business in the West. When Sonic Lost World was revealed for a PC release, Sega’s press release stated it was “the latest in a string of high quality PC ports of past SEGA titles that we will be building on in the coming months and years.”
A source has told TSSZ how extensive that lineup could now be. The source believes PC releases will be a key component of Sega’s business strategy in 2016, with many of Sega’s library titles being considered for rollout beginning this year. That includes “heavily” considering bringing the Yakuza franchise to PC, in order, beginning with Yakuza 0. Our source says nothing has been finalized there, in part because of the large undertaking required to port games of that size, and licensing issues not unlike those preventing the re-release of Shenmue to current systems.
But other titles are considered high priority for PC as well, according to our source. That includes Vanquish, Resonance of Fate, titles in the Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA franchise, and Virtua Fighter 5. We noted earlier this week that Sonic Colors is also on that high-priority list.
Also considered a high-priority for PC is the recently announced Valkyria: Azure Revolution. To this point it has only been announced for Playstation 4 in Japan, and is set for release at the end of the year there. No talk has been made publicly about it coming West. A PC port may afford such an opportunity.
Our source also indicated Sega wants to being several titles in the Atlus library to PC, but is facing some resistance from the Japan side.
Certainly, one should not expect all of these titles to drop at once in 2016–if it happens, it will be a while. But judging from this information, it appears Sega remains very committed to supporting PC gamers.