Square Enix would “love to” bring Dragon Quest X westward


Still remaining a Japan-only release since it launched on Wii back in 2012, Square Enix have shared that they would “love to” bring Dragon Quest X westward.

The MMO later launched on Wii U, before becoming available on PC, iOS, Android and, just this past week, Nintendo 3DS. It was Dragon Quest executive producer Yuu Miyake that shared his desire to take the game overseas, although admitted that the company would need to evaluate whether it was feasible to do so.

“We’d love to do it! Love to!” Miyake confessed to Siliconera. “In terms of this being an MMO, again, we have to consider the operation and logistics of how to make that feasible. We also have to think about it from a business standpoint. With Final Fantasy XI and XIV, it’s a global-scale endeavour. In terms of Dragon Quest, the way it’s perceived in the different countries is very, very different. How it’s perceived in Japan is different than how it’s perceived in the United States.”

He continued, “In addition, we’d have to build a new data center for pretty much every location, and we need to make sure that makes sense as a business. We want to be able to operate in the different regions. Again, we would love to do it, but we’re still trying to work out the details and figure out what would work best [were we to bring it abroad].”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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