Persona fans have a lot of questions for Atlus about Persona 6. The form of Persona 6 is largely in question, considering how many people fell in love with Persona 5. Some fans would rather see Atlus come up with another game using the Phantom Thieves than start over again with a new storyline. For another thing, fans want to know simply when Persona 6 is supposed to come out. It could still be a long way out, since Atlus has had plenty of other Persona projects come out recently. However, it's 2021, and that means Atlus is celebrating Persona's 25th anniversary. Many fans are crossing their fingers and hoping to at least see Persona 6 revealed.
However, there's one more important detail of Persona 6 that fans would love to know about, even if it's not as frequently the topic of debate. Fans want to know what console or consoles Persona 6 will be available on. Some speculate that Persona 6 will be a PS5 exclusive so that Atlus can make its graphics and performance far more intense than any previous entry, as so many other developers are doing. The Persona franchise might actually lose more than it gains if its next entry turned out to be a PS5 exclusive, though. The franchise's surge of success would respond best to keeping the next game as accessible as possible.
For a long time now, Persona fans have been optimistic that Persona 6 will show up on the PS4. That's in large part due to a survey Atlus put out in 2019, asking fans what platforms they'd like to see Atlus games come to in the future, both new games and remakes. Persona 6 stuck out like a sore thumb to survey takers, and the mere mention of the game got a lot of people excited. The context certainly seemed to imply that Atlus was open to the idea of Persona 6 being available on many platforms, which is striking, considering how the franchise has been largely confined to PlayStations in recent history.
If Atlus is considering making the game a PS5 exclusive now, though, it can't be blamed for at least considering that. The PS5 is a big hit, and it's already proven to be an extremely powerful console. Even though the PS5 is well stocked with big games, both released and upcoming, Persona currently has the clout to make a splash as a PS5 exclusive. Many fans dream of seeing a Persona game running smoothly at a crisp 60 FPS, so Atlus certainly wouldn't be hurting for a market if Persona 6 was exclusive to a next-gen console.
However, if it did that, it would go against the entire spirit of the survey it recently offered its fans. Atlus wouldn't put out a survey like that if it wasn't interested in figuring out the best ways to deliver content to its fans. It's probably realized by now that not every Persona fan has a PS5 or is planning to invest in one yet, so many fans would probably be disgruntled by a PS5 exclusive Persona 6, rather than excited about it. After all, it's hard to be excited about a game that one can't play. Fans have been asking Atlus for more access to Persona games a lot lately, and PS5 exclusivity would fly in the face of those hopes.
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