The Yakuza franchise could possibly make its first appearance Xbox one, according to the Yakuza producer Daisuke Sato. The series has been known for being a Playstation Exclusive since its debut on PS2, although we had a HD package of Yakuza 1 and 2 on the Wii U, the game didn’t make it outside of Japan. The Yakuza franchise has never appeared on the Xbox platform but that can possibly change, In a recent interview the Ryu ga Gotoku Studio Producer, Sato-san said:
“To be realistic towards what happened, Yakuza 1 & 2 for Wii U was a significant failure. But our goal is still to develop cross-platform as much as possible, and we know that it brings an extra audience, that it allows us to attract more people. That being said, when it comes to Switch, I am convinced that it would not be the ideal platform on which to develop Yakuza games. Maybe the public is not expecting that kind of game on Switch. They may be used to different games. It may not be the ideal platform. Regarding Xbox One, we could consider it, knowing that Xbox One users might be more likely to be interested in a game like Yakuza. That could be an option.”
After seeing the recent success of Monster Hunter: World and Dragonball FighterZ on the Xbox, the staff at Remote Play feel Yakuza would sell incredibly well on the Xbox platform. This would be the perfect time for Kazuma Kiryu and Majima to make their debut on xbox. Since Yakuza 0 and kiwami are on its way to PC, seeing an xbox one port with x enhancements would definitely be something to look forward to.