The game’s 2015 release date for Europe and USA still remains hanging without an official confirmation, but it appears that it will not be receiving a port to PC in the near future.
According to Techno Bulffalo, a fan had asked Hardin on Twitter if a PC release for Persona 5 was “impossible.”
“[D]epends…do you have ready access to an infinite improbability drive?” Hardin’s post said, referring to a mechanism in Alfred Hitchcock’s Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy that supposedly allows interstellar travel in an instant.
In other words, it meant that Atlus is not considering the possibility of developing a PC version of the highly anticipated game, which was only announced for Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Gamers are still waiting for an official confirmation from Atlus on whether or not the game will actually release this year.
Hardin himself had said in June that the game will be released in the European and North American markets this year, but also said in an article at Polygon that they are still hammering on the details and will want to finalize the specifics before they make an announcement.
“We are very aware of what happens when we make premature announcements for Europe,” the Atlus USA PR said, adding that they have to be careful because Persona is one of their biggest franchises.
However, he stressed that Persona 5 is indeed coming out in 2015.
“[T]he only thing I can confirm for Persona 5 is 2015,” the Atlas USA exec concluded in the Polygon article.
According to Ecumenical News, the game’s director Katsura Hashino said that the game will explore the themes of freedom in the perspective of juvenile delinquents who are normally constrained by rules and regulations.
“I want [players] to be able to attain that sensation by playing through the game… I’d say that the image depicts the wait that must be endured for that moment of freedom to arrive,” the director said in the article.