Bandai Namco Producer Katsuhiro Harada hinted at the possibility of there being a Xenosaga HD Collection. This would means that a new generation’s gamers could experience the spiritual successor to one of the best RPGS to coming out during the PlayStation 1 era, Xenogears.

Xenosaga, which came out on the PlayStation 2 in the early 2000’s, is the spiritual successor to Xenogears . Originally, game director Tetsuya Takahashi hoped to develop six Xenosaga games, but the money was not available and he had to stick with 3. Though the games themselves were met with mixed reviews, years after the games released fans started looking back on them fondly.   Here is the full message that Harada sent to fans:

To Xenosaga fan community.

I do understand that you all are desiring “Xenosaga HD collection”.

Also, I do appreciate all your passionate comments.

I do understand your feeling to “tweet every day until the day Xenosaga HD collection comes real”.

However, what I need in order to achieve your dream, is not to have tweets from the “same person” sent to me every day.

It has been a long time since Xenosaga has been released.

It really brings back memories of those days they were developing the first Xenosaga staying up all night, when the TEKKEN Project was also staying up all night on the same floor at office.

A while back, triggered by the overseas version of Project X zone, I have conducted a research and calculated if there is a business chance for Xenosaga HD remaster.

It was a very simple research at that time. Yet, research does cost money.

And at that time, I was not able to seek business chance.

In other words, I was not able to find the necessary market size that will pay for the development fee needed to create the HD remaster.

Back then, the reactions on SNS and unique users were rather few in number.

It may be that I didn’t work hard enough.

Measures such as kickstarters are as of last resort, and at any rate we will not have a chance of winning as it stands now. It will not gather people by crowdfunding without creating some kind of big movement to support it.

To be honest, I was about to give up and I’m troubled.

What I need, are the voices from many fans.

This is a little different from having “messages sent every day from the same person”.

Although I do understand the deep love for the game, more than that, the cheers from as many “unique users” as possible is what is needed.

Digging further, I will not be able to believe comments like “I’ll buy 100 copies!”. Most companies will not believe in it.

It is not realistic for one person to tweet 100 times every day, or buy 100 copies alone.

It’s more realistic if you bring 10 fans to the game (not to mention, it wouldn’t mean anything by having the same person suddenly creating alternate accounts. I will be able to tell those).

What’s important in these kinds of cases is the number of unique users.

It means more to have 100 people mentioning they want the game one time, rather than having one person repeating it 100 times.

A miracle would happen if several tens of thousands are gathered at the end.

Of course, involvement from the company is needed for this but…


Everyone wants more games and a more diverse library of games on the new consoles, so here is the chance to get some amazing games remade for the new consoles. Send Harada tweets of support for the Xenosaga HD Collection.


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