Former Japanese Xbox One Exclusive Psycho-Pass Now Not Launching in the West

One of the surprise successes in the Japanese Xbox One catalogue was 5pb's Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness. Released as an Xbox One timed exclusive, the visual novel based on the anime managed to breach the Japanese sales charts, which is nothing short of a miracle.

Shortly after that occurred, 5pb confirmed that an English translation was underway and that the game would be launching in other regions by the end of 2015. With the anime being so popular worldwide, fans were understandably happy.

Well, fast forward to now and NIS America has announced that they've picked up the western publishing rights for the game and that it'll be releasing on September 16th this year...but only on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Steam.

That's right. The game that was originally an Xbox One exclusive is now not even going to be released outside of Japan on that console. There are other ways it could happen, though. 5pb. did take Psycho Breaker: Battle Grounds direct to market worldwide themselves on Xbox 360, so there's every chance that they could just release it on Xbox One digitally. It'll all depend on what NIS America's publishing agreement with them looks like.

We'll keep our ear to the ground.

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