Speaking to French publication GameBlog (translation through Video Games Chronicle), Sato stated that after wrapping up Yakuza 0, the group turned concerned in remastering a number of Yakuza titles for the PlayStation 4, pushing Kenzan and Ishin‘s Western releases aside. However, he thinks now would be a good time to release English versions.
“Even long before Ghost of Tsushima, I did want to release samurai games like Kenzan and Ishin in the West,” Sato explained. “Unfortunately, after Yakuza 0, we were very busy with remastering the numbered Yakuza titles for the PS4, so we missed the opportunity to work on some of these other games. However, if anything, Ghost of Tsushima has helped Western gamers become more interested in samurai, so I should think of it as now is a more opportune time to release these titles.”
In the same interview, Sato was asked if it was possible to release Binary Domain on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. He laughingly said that he would personally “really like to.” “If possible, I’d like to make a number of modifications that I didn’t fairly get to again then and possibly redo some components, too,” he added.
Do our readers assume Binary Domain needs to be remastered or would you somewhat have a sequel?