Long lived and well loved, Star Ocean is a series that’s now a lot less relevant than it once was, but there’s still demand from fans to keep the franchise ticking along. During a recent Japanese Star Ocean livestream, some fans were waiting on a potential Star Ocean 6 announcement, but it never happened.
Square Enix producer Shuichi Kobayashi says that the publisher is aware of the demand for a new entry, but apparently “it’s not that simple to make”.
“If it could be made without tri-Ace, then surely it would possible. But that’s not the case, is it? I’m saying please wait a little longer. Won’t you please wait a little longer?” Kobayashi continues.
The last mainline title in the series, Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness, launched back in 2015, but it’s safe to say that it didn’t make much of a splash. As such, we reckon Square Enix must still be pondering over the future direction of the property.
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