Yes, your eyes don’t deceive you, this is the story trailer for the game Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana , which was successfully released more than five years ago on PS4 and PS Vita, and over the next years managed to be ported to the 3C with Nintendo Switch, and to Stadia streaming services and Amazon Luna. But a new generation of consoles have since come out, so it’s not surprising that the cunning comrades at NISA decided to work on another platform. And yes, looking at the official Youtube channel of Nihon Falcom, which completely ignores the existence of the PS5 version, we can safely assume that all this is purely the work of the playful hands of a Western publisher.
True, looking at the trailer, it’s hard to understand: what is the point of this port, other than trying to break the Skyrim re-release record? And then after all, it does not differ in any way from its PS4 counterpart, which in backward compatibility mode works on PS5 without the slightest problem. Here the publisher would have to take the floor, but NISA in its advertising campaign stubbornly ignores any details of what the port is so good for. There is not a word anywhere about faster downloads (which in general, and now not to say that they are slow). No hint of porting the co-op mode attached to the PC version through the efforts of Durante. Not even noticeable graphical improvements, although the authors could, for example, agree with the Chinese and use updated character models from a mobile remake .
And there is a possibility that we will not know about the reasons for the re-release (besides the thirst for profit) until the very release, which will happen on November 15, 2022.