Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness has already been confirmed for the PS4, and it’s set to be released next week. However, it looks like Square Enix has also been considering bringing the game over to PC. In an interview with FFDream, producer Shuichi Kobayashi discussed the possibility of a PC port, as well as the difficulties that came with it.
FFDream: Are there any plans to port Star Ocean 5 to PC?
Kobayashi: “Since the game is full of action, I wonder the ideal commands for PC might be… What’s the best way to play it, in your opinion?”
FFWorld: “With a game pad?”
Kobayashi: “Are people used to playing on PC with a game pad in Europe?”
FFWorld and FFDream: “Yes.”
Kobayashi: “I see. So if you have a game pad, you can play it without problems, but I wonder how those who don’t have one would play. That’s our main concern and why we’ve pushed to release a PC version later on, so that we could reflect on the controls for players without a game pad. The ASKA engine, which tri-Ace used to develop Star Ocean 5, allows us to easily bring the game to PC, so if we can find a solution to our problem with the controls on PC, porting it should be easy enough for us, although I can’t promise that it would be fast.”
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness is set to be released for the PS4 on June 28 in North America and on July 1 in Europe.