Bueno, como ya sabréus, Ys VIII lo sacará NISA en vez de XSEED, en francés e inglés y en Vita, PS4 y PC. Con esto ya van los dos últimos juegos que ha sacado la comapñía y que XSEED no ha podido obtener los derechos. Parece ser que NISA apostó bien fuerte por el juego, hasta el punto que los de XSEED no pudieron hacer nada. Me imagino que cosas como traducirlo al francés y hacer un port a PC se les quedaba grandes.
Como hay gente preocupada, Tom ha comentado esto:
There's no need to worry about us: we're doing just fine. The reason you haven't heard much from us lately is because we've been busy finishing up big projects like Fate/Extella, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Akiba's Beat, Trails of Cold Steel II, and Trails in the Sky the 3rd, all of which are massive projects that ate up months of time for each of us, and most of which are only just now starting to wind down.
We certainly would've loved to work on Ys 8 ourselves, but Falcom made a business decision to work with NISA on it, which we respect. We wish our friends at NIS America much success with this release, and I'll tell you right now, I'll certainly be preordering a copy.
Nah, don't worry. We're still in good standing with Falcom -- they're cool peoples.
Aunque yo sí me preocupo. Falcom quiere expandirse por Occidente, y para eso se ve que les interesa que las editoras traduzcan sus juegos a más idiomas y con port a PC. Una compañía pequeña como XSEED lo tiene difícil para cumplir estos requisitos, mientras que otras compañías más grandes sí pueden. Me imagino que por los juegos antiguos les dará igual estos requisitos, pero para los nuevos... y franquicias como Trails necesitan sí o sí que los traductores sean del mismo grupo, porque pueden cargarse completamente la experiencia y a peor, entre una posible falta de concordancia en los términos, una traducción no tan bueno, que no esté cojonudamente escrito y la falta de experiencia al tratar la franquicia.
Los de XSEED han hecho un AMA en GOG (un "usuarios preguntan y el del AMA responde"), junto a una pequeña entrevista: https://www.gog.com/news/xseed_interview_bringing_japanese_games_to_the_west
Q: "Since this is GOG, might as well ask: is there any possibility of getting some legacy Falcom games on PC in the West? I'd love to get a chance to play some of the old Brandish or Sorcerian games that got a PC release way back in the day.
A: I'd love to work on some of the older Falcom titles, personally. Zwei!!, The Legend of Heroes Gagharv Trilogy, Brandish 4, Sorcerian, Dinosaur: Resurrection, RINNE, VM Japan… they've released a ton of great games for Windows over the years. And yes, I think it's possible we may see a title or two from Falcom's back catalogue sometime in the future. I couldn't say when, but I've been pushing for this for a long time now, and will continue to do so for as long as I can, until such time as I get fired (out of a cannon) for my perpetual nagging. ; )"
Q: "It's been some months after the release of Trails of Cold Steel 2, and Trails in the Sky 3rd is coming up in a few. What's the general outlook for the future of the Trails series in the west? Is it good? Bad? Can't say?"
A: "Well, I think we've said before that Trails FC on PC saw a lot more success in just its first week than we had anticipated, proving to us that the PC market for the Trails series is red hot. How that will translate to the future of the series, I couldn't say, but suffice it to say, it definitely caught our attention!"
: Could we get any news updates about Ys VIII, or if Falcom is interested in future PC development
more alongside console releases with their successes on digital platforms? Thanks! A
: Falcom began life as a PC developer, and has always had ties with PC. But the PC market in Japan started to dry up about a decade ago, which is why Falcom made the switch over to PSP and, eventually, other Sony platforms. I think the various Western PC releases of their titles have seen enough success, though, that it's caught their attention, so I suspect PC ports of Falcom titles moving forward may be more likely to happen as a result
¿Nos esperan más juegos de Falcom?
: My second question: Are we going to be seeing (a lot) more japanese games on GOG this year? A
: I dunno about A LOT, but... you might. You'll have to wait and see!
Not sure we're quite ready to announce anything particularly shocking anytime tooooo soon, but we have some things stewing for farther down the line.