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Don't Expect Nioh on Xbox Platforms, Says Team Ninja President

Don't Expect Nioh on Xbox Platforms, Says Team Ninja President - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 September 2022 / 2,235 Views

Team Ninja released Nioh and Nioh 2 for the PlayStation 4 in February 2017 and March 2020, respectively, while they would later be released for the PlayStation 5 and PC.

The director and president of Team Ninja Fumihiko Yasuda in an interview with VideoGamesChronicle was asked if the two games would release on Xbox consoles now that the new IP from the studio Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty will be releasing on both PlayStation and Xbox consoles. 

"Currently, there’s not really too much of a possibility of having Nioh on Xbox platforms, but we do hope Xbox fans enjoy Wo Long and look forward to that game coming out," said Yasuda. "That’s probably all we can say on that at the moment."

Team Ninja Says Don't Expect Nioh on Xbox Platforms

It should be noted Nioh and Nioh 2 were both published by Sony Interactive Entertainment outside of Japan.

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty will launch for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Game Pass in early 2023. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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DonFerrari (on 28 September 2022)

So either there is some contract with Sony that is expiring or more likely they don't want to invest on porting before seeing if the new IP will do well on Xbox. Or well waiting to get a paycheck to port it and add to GP.

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DonFerrari twintail (on 30 September 2022)

Make it launch only in Japan =p

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 30 September 2022)

Why would it release when Sony funded the damn thing lol

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Ayla (on 28 September 2022)

Sounds like a threat. Buy them next Microsoft.

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