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Oct 152018

I had a busy weekend thanks to two exciting book signings, so no new horror games to discuss today. Instead, let’s talk about some recent news regarding the Dragon Quest series.

Dragon Quest has seen many more localization recently, but the one exception that stands out is Dragon Quest X.

Unlike the rest, Dragon Quest X is an MMORPG.

In Japan, it’s appeared on a ton of systems (Wii, Wii U, 3DS, Switch, PS4, PC, iOS, and Android), but it’s never seen a western release. Managing the servers for an MMORPG in a series like Dragon Quest in the west probably just doesn’t seem profitable enough to Square Enix.

However, in a recent conversation translated here by Gematsu, the game’s former producer Yosuke Saito mentioned the possibility of bringing an offline version of Dragon Quest X to the west.

Dragon Quest series producer Yuu Miyake agreed, saying, “Since Dragon Quest X has tons of rich stories, I would like to make something that can tell those stories, including to players overseas.”

Both referenced its storytelling as a reason to make an offline version, and I’ve seen many players describe Dragon Quest X as a very solo-friendly MMORPG. It’s also notable that Miyake’s comment specifically references the idea of bringing it overseas.

If Dragon Quest X had a chance to be localized as an offline, single-player version of the game, that would be fantastic news. (Especially for someone like me, who prefers offline games anyway.) What do you think? After all these years, is there a chance Dragon Quest X will come west?

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  6 Responses to “Chances of a Dragon Quest X Offline Version”

  1. I don’t know anything about it, but if it’s like most MMORPG (lots of fetch quests ect) then having it offline could be pretty dire. But hey, at least you’d not have to worry about connection speed or the servers going down and your characters being gone forever.

  2. […] also revived hopes for an offline version of Dragon Quest X (the most likely way we’d get it in the west) and ports or remasters of the DS/3DS Dragon Quest games that have […]

  3. […] an offline version of Dragon Quest X had previously been mentioned as a possible way to bring it west, we might actually have a shot of getting […]

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