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JRPG fans will be very familiar with Square Enix and Acquire title from 2018, Octopath Traveller. When it launched it was exclusive to the Nintendo Switch with a PC port following a year later. Then in 2020, it was ported to Google Stadia and a year after that it made its way to Xbox One launching on Xbox Game Pass. Oddly enough we did not see a release on a PlayStation platform. That surely has to be on the cards especially when the Octopath Traveler 2 launched last month and included PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 as playable platforms.

If you’re wondering about the basics of the story you’ll experience we can look at the Steam store listing. The description for the game states simply “Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play. Embark on an epic journey across the vast and wondrous world of Orsterra and discover the captivating stories of each of the eight travelers”.

  • Play as eight different characters, each with their own stories to uncover and side quests to complete
  • Explore the enchanting yet perilous world of Orsterra, spanning 8 vast regions and discover each character’s full story as their journey unfolds
  • Use each character’s distinctive abilities (Path Actions), skills and talents in frenetic battles
  • Enjoy the accessible yet deep turn-based combat battle system and break through enemy lines by identifying and targeting their weaknesses
  • Solve side quests and story scenarios in a few different ways and take decisions that shape your path.
  • Experience visuals inspired by retro 2D RPGs with beautiful realistic elements set in a 3D world

Octopath Traveler On PlayStation. Will It Happen Fans Ask

The game’s producer Masashi Takahashi spoke to Push Square about the original title landing on PlayStation. One of the questions in the interview asked why the sequel is on PlayStation platforms when the original isn’t and wondered why the change to a multi-platform release. The reply was that they wanted to challenge themselves in order to get the game to as many people as possible. The sales of other titles was a factor as well. This was Takahashi’s response when asked about bringing the game to PlayStation hardware:

We did look into it. However, we wanted to focus all our efforts on developing Octopath Traveler II and this also links in to your next question about whether you need to have played the first game to enjoy Octopath Traveler II or not.

To reduce misunderstandings about this, we decided against trying to align a PlayStation release of Octopath Traveler with the release of Octopath Traveler II.

So there is hope for PlayStation fans wanting to play this game as well as the sequel.

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