Square Enix hesitant to bring Dragon Quest X to North America
With Dragon Quest X, the online RPG Dragon Quest X getting a PC release in Japan, Famitsu asked Yosuke Saitou and Yu Miyake, the game’s producers, if they intend to bring the game overseas.
Miyake stated, “Of course we are. However, with the overseas market, in regards to a “Dragon Quest-ish” management, standards and methods of play vary from country to country, so I don’t think we’ll be able to use the single game worldwide method like with Final Fantasy XI.”
Saitou added that, “This is just my take on it, but it appears that different countries play games at different speeds, and the community management is also diverse. It’s more than just if players would be able to enjoy universal seasonal events, so I believe we should manage countries and areas separately. That’s why I think we should have separate servers for each country.”
This could mean that Square is considering a different subscription plan for the game if released overseas, or something else entirely. They did not specifically mention any country in the interview, and upon hearing news about the PC version, Kotaku asked Square if they would release the game in the US.
The rep answered, “Regarding the recent announcement we have no current plans to introduce the title in Western markets.”