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Judgement's lack of a PC version could bring the series to an end

SEGA can't get Takuya Kimura's talent agency to cooperate on a PC version

Judgement's lack of a PC version could bring the series to an end

Judgement's lack of a PC version could bring the series to an end

Despite the success of the Yakuza series on PC, SEGA's Yakuza spin-off Judgement still lacks a full-on PC version. While SEGA is reportedly interested in bringing the series to PC,  Johnny's, the talent agency behind Takuya Kimura, the actor who plays Judgement's protagonist Takayuki Yagami, being against the prospect of a PC version of the game. 

According to the Japanese publication Nikkan Taishu, Johnny's has strict policies regarding the use of their talent and how images of their stars are distributed. These policies reportedly prevent Judgement's release on PC, and SEGA is not happy with this situation. 

SEGA has been making a huge push towards PC over the past few years, releasing Persona 4 Golden on PC and all of the main Yakuza games. SEGA wants to bring more of its console exclusives to PC, and Johnny's preventing SEGA from doing this with Judgement. Given the current impasse between the two companies, it looks like SEGA's planning to end the Judgement series after the release of Lost Judgement.   

SEGA's move towards cross-platform and PC development with their Japanese titles has lead to a lot of financial success for the publisher. With this in mind, SEGA sees PC as being a vital part of their future. 

Judgement was originally released on PS4 and arrived later on PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia. PC remains one of the only major gaming platforms that lack a version of Judgement. Lost judgement, Judgement's sequel, is due to be released on September 24th on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. 

Right now, it looks like Judgement may never be released on PC; unless Johnny's has a change of heart and comes to an agreement with SEGA. 

You can join the discussion on Judgement's PC version dispute on the OC3D Forums
 

Judgement's lack of a PC version could bring the series to an end

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13-07-2021, 13:08:45

Dicehunter
They must hate money Quote

13-07-2021, 13:13:56

Warchild
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They must hate money
Or hate the idea of the PC toxic community revolting and crying when the port to PC is not as good as they wanted.

We really have become entitled spoiled brats these days, demanding all exclusives be available to us, and moaning when we dont have perfect 4K details, running at maximum FPS.

I dont blame them for avoiding PC. The complications of the countless permutations of PC hardware must give all Devs headaches. And when you try to outsource the port *cough cough* Iron Galaxy a la Batman AK things turn terrible.

That said, Sony did a great job purchasing Nixxes who specialises in game ports.Quote

13-07-2021, 13:34:47

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Or hate the idea of the PC toxic community revolting and crying when the port to PC is not as good as they wanted.

We really have become entitled spoiled brats these days, demanding all exclusives be available to us, and moaning when we dont have perfect 4K details, running at maximum FPS.

I dont blame them for avoiding PC. The complications of the countless permutations of PC hardware must give all Devs headaches. And when you try to outsource the port *cough cough* Iron Galaxy a la Batman AK things turn terrible.

That said, Sony did a great job purchasing Nixxes who specialises in game ports.

Sadly true, I've only got Facebook for keeping in touch with 2 people and maybe reading posts from hardware companies, Game companies etc... and Twitter for entering competitions, I do not post or comment on anything but the amount of crap and utter BS a lot of the PC community come out with is over the top, You read some comments from people and they are enough to make you cringe.Quote

13-07-2021, 13:47:17

tgrech
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Or hate the idea of the PC toxic community revolting and crying when the port to PC is not as good as they wanted.

We really have become entitled spoiled brats these days, demanding all exclusives be available to us, and moaning when we dont have perfect 4K details, running at maximum FPS.

I dont blame them for avoiding PC. The complications of the countless permutations of PC hardware must give all Devs headaches. And when you try to outsource the port *cough cough* Iron Galaxy a la Batman AK things turn terrible.

That said, Sony did a great job purchasing Nixxes who specialises in game ports.
Isn't this a purely social/cultural/advertising issue? The talent agency there, like many Japanese companies, has long shunned the internet, refusing to even host images on there, and to this agency PC gaming and websites like Steam are viewed as crude or low brow, and not something they want them or their talent associated with.

And of course, Steam's big porn problem probably doesn't help at the moment, there's currently an endless streams of un-curated worthless porn/hentai games filling Steam's library and getting mixed up in lots of other content, not properly tagged or in the wrong categories, or listed until the 'female protagonist' category, bringing the whole platforms reputation down in some circlesQuote

14-07-2021, 07:14:51

ImprovizoR
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Isn't this a purely social/cultural/advertising issue?
Yes. This is about the talent agency. The comically ridiculous talent agency that doesn't want their talent image to be used in any way, shape or form that they don't approve of. These people don't seem to understand how modern consoles work, since they see PC as so vastly different and threatening to their business interests because "it connects directly to the internet".



We're talking about a group of people who used to do this, until very recently: https://twitter.com/xenosaga7/status...35676108804096


That's the type of insanity that we're talking about here.Quote
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