A management meeting within Sega Sammy Holdings carries some hints regarding Persona 6 and Atlus’ relationships with Xbox and PlayStation.
Sega Sammy released a report on high-level management meetings within the company. Included therein are details on the company’s strategy for its upcoming releases, including the Jet Set Radio reboot. Two areas of emphasis for the publishers under its umbrella are multi-platform titles and worldwide simultaneous releases, raising the question of what this means for the future of Persona and Xbox.
The upcoming Persona 3 Reload is a good example of the growing relations between Sega and Xbox. In addition to being added to the Game Pass catalog on launch, it’s being presented as an Xbox exclusive. Despite being a multi-platform game, most of its trailers and other advertising media are being published on Xbox’s social media channels. Fans wonder if Persona 6 will see the same treatment, and whether that Sega-Xbox relationship might grow further.
Will Persona 6 come to Xbox?
It is unknown whether Persona 6 will be available on Xbox at launch, but Sega’s internal reporting indicates that it will be.
According to the company’s management meeting report, Sega is planning to pursue multi-platform releases for its future titles, starting with the upcoming Atlus-published Metaphor: ReFantazio. However, while the slides mention that the PC and console versions of future titles will be released simultaneously, it’s unclear whether this encompasses other consoles or whether it’s a commitment to publish games on PC. Recent trends suggest that Xbox gamers, and potentially Nintendo fans, can look forward to simultaneous releases for Sega’s games.
For its first 24 years of existence, the Persona series was almost entirely exclusive to PlayStation consoles and handhelds. The only exception was a Japan-only PC port of Persona 1. In 2020, Persona 4 Golden received a port on PC.
That exclusivity ended in full when Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable were all revealed to be coming to Xbox consoles and the Nintendo Switch during the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. Persona 5 Royal and Persona 3 Portable also received Steam PC releases.
Every Persona game announced post-2022, namely Persona 5 Tactica and Persona 3 Reload, has been a day-one Game Pass title. This suggests that Persona 6 will be available across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC when it launches.
Will Persona 6 be on the Xbox Game Pass?
It is unknown whether Persona 6 will be available on Xbox Game Pass, or if it has any chance of being a day-one release on the service.
Recent Sega games have been added to the Game Pass catalog on launch, including Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. However, neither a mainline Persona game nor a mainline Yakuza game has ever debuted as a day-one Game Pass title.
While both series have had most of their mainline entries make their way to Xbox’s subscription service, neither has had one available day-one on Game Pass. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth launches January 26, 2024 but is not confirmed to have day-one Xbox Game Pass availability.
The Sega Sammy management meeting report has no mention of launching future Persona games as day-one Game Pass titles. With there still being time until Persona 6’s reported release date, there’s still no official word on the game’s platforms.