It’s been a very interesting couple of years for RPGs, and one of the biggest surprises were the re-releases of several games from the SaGa franchise. Including SaGa Frontier Remastered.
In an interview with RPG Site, SaGa series creator Akitoshi Kawazu as well as SaGa producers Masanori Ichikawa and Hiroyuki Miura talked about the sales of the various re-releases, and noted how certain places sold better than expected:
“When we look at the sales so far, this (SaGa Frontier Remastered) is also above what we were forecasting. One thing that was especially unexpected was the number of Steam sales, which have been more than what we had forecasted, and there are more Steam players than we had anticipated. When comparing across the board, though, the Switch version has produced the most sales, which were a lot higher than what we had predicted.”
If you’re hoping for more titles to release as remastered editions or just re-releases, you might be in luck:
“This is a very difficult question …, and I can’t go into many details. There are probably titles that we will need to really look into revamping the content before they can be re-released, such as Unlimited SaGa. For these titles, we definitely will need time to consider this, and of course, the development of such a remaster will take more time than usual as well.”
“On the other hand, there might also be SaGa titles that we can more easily re-release right away, without the need to make too many adjustments to them. It really is a case-by-case scenario, where we’re looking at each title one by one.”
“Rest assured, that we are planning the remastering of these titles and making those considerations. Please stay tuned for when we are able to make those announcements.”