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That game is composed as a reduction to Sega. from Weismart's blog

Hosting and making an MMO isn't affordable. Even if the dev work is already done, you still need to Phantasy Star Online 2 Meseta have a translation group, customer supportservers and servers to sponsor the game. What occurred to SEGA they had to cut funding for the localization job? Our first hint is that Atlus was in danger after its parent company filed for bankruptcy back in June of 2013. The company to buy Atlus was none apart from SEGA. Even with the company being held alfoat by SEGA, the business needed to earn revenue. Cue the milking of hot names Persona 3 and 4. Irrespective of what actually occurred, we could see that SEGA has otherwise been on a downward tendency financially over the last ten years. It is possible to take a peek at the published financial reports for yourself. While PSO2 has been among their most prosperous titles, it doesn't cost as much to maintain it in JP compared to hiring a new team and setting up new infrastructure to get it localized. It would be a massive risk for SEGA to try and force the game to the west. The need exists, but with so many foreigners already playing the JP servers, SEGA may have been and determined it wasn't necessary to try and make that drive. The failure of this SEA server didn't assist with this decision, even when trigger drops upon Asiasoft's poor handling of the match.


We now know that the foreign inhabitants on the JP servers is tiny compared to the population playing the NA servers, however, hindsight is 20/20. Speaking of 2020, enter Microsoft. A few decades ago, Microsoft opens Azure for gambling. While we don't know who approached who, it is very clear that there was an agreement between the two businesses: Microsoft can finance the PSO2 localization job in exchange for SEGA utilizing and analyzing Microsoft's platform. The rest is now history. SEGA did not wait because they desired to. For one reason or another, they couldn't bring PSO2 to the west until Microsoft swooped in.


That game is composed as a reduction to Sega.


I also heard a rumor that the profits from Alien Colonial Marines were to assist finance pso2 in the West, but we all know what happened to that match. Granted, this is just a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. Wait, if thats true, does this mean we could attribute PSO2 NA's original delay on Randy Pitchford!? Because I am all for PSO2 Meseta for sale that! Wait what? I thought that sport funds were stolen to fund Borderlands rather than the game I discovered, that's dumb.


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