Sony’s Play Community website recently interviewed Persona director Katsura Hashino. After looking back at Persona 4: Golden success, they asked them what he thinks is the reason behind it.
“I believe that a big part had to do with the development team coming together as one. At first, I thought about having select members handle it for the most part, but in the end, even I was involved in a lot of the detailed parts. We even got a lot of the senior members who’ve worked a long while on the Persona series to join in on the development, which I believe resulted in some great content. […] Without ever thinking about adding DLC later, I believe that the idea of having everything in one package made it into a truly treasured product. I believe that we made it into something that you’ll always want to keep near your PlayStation Vita.”
After that Play Community asked Hashino the one billion dollar question, what can we await for the next entry into the series.
“First, we have the theatrical release of Persona 3 the Movie #1: Spring of Birth, which will see a nation-wide release starting November 23. Then, we have another Persona 3-themed show in Persona 3: The Weird Masquerade, which will be taking place in January of next year at the G-Rosso Tokyo Theater. The sequel of Persona 4 Arena called Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold will also be coming out soon… and we also have various plans for new developments of the series.”
After being asked if he could release some hints about the recently opened Persona site p-ch.jp, he stated the following;
“Are you curious? You’re curious, right?” says Hashino with a laugh. “I believe that we’ll soon be able to tell you all the announcements we’ve been keeping, so please look forward to that day… if you’d allow me to simply leave it as that for now. However, I believe that we will be delivering news that will most likely please all the fans.”
What do you think of his last statement? Personally, I hope it turns out to be a Persona 5 reveal.