The Phantom Thieves of Hearts might finally make their long-awaited jump to a new platform, as Persona 5 for Xbox is being teased by an industry insider. Persona 5 is one of the most highly-acclaimed games of the previous console generation, yet it has remained a PS4 exclusive, save for a brief PC release when it was available on PSNow.
Now, though, it seems like that could change soon. Recently, known Xbox insiders Jez Corden (of Windows Central) and Shpeshal Ed (of Xbox Era) took to Twitter and dropped some not-so-subtle hints that Persona 5 could be releasing for Xbox soon. The latter even indicates that the JRPG might launch for Xbox Game Pass, much like fellow Sega series Yakuza has done.
Last month, “Shpeshal Ed” already said that, aside from the Yakuza series, it seems that there’s another “popular Sega franchise” that’s trying to get into Xbox Game Pass. Fast forward one month and now both Corden and Ed appear to be suggesting that the Atlus-developed RPG will indeed be arriving on Xbox Game Pass soon.
— Shpeshal Ed (@Shpeshal_Ed) March 17, 2021
— Jez 👩🏻💻 (@JezCorden) March 16, 2021
Atlus has recently shown some interest in bringing its games to Xbox, and Sega has said that it’s going to be porting its games to more platforms, so seeing Persona come to Xbox wouldn’t be all that surprising. It would, however, be surprising to see it release for Xbox before it does for Nintendo Switch. It also remains to be seen whether its the vanilla Persona 5 or Persona 5 Royal that releases for Xbox (if any of them do).
Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you posted on any and all updates.