Shin Megami Tensei V datamine lists PC, PS4 as platforms
Nintendo Switch may not be the only home for Shin Megami Tensei V in the future. In a new datamine, SMTV’s source code references PC and PS4 as target platforms.
The data comes from Pan-hime on Twitter, who shared a snippet of the code mentioning PS4, Switch, and Windows as target platforms—obviously that Switch listing is all taken care of after SMTV’s launch last week. PS4 and PC are without any official confirmation from Atlus.
While this may not mean anything, at least not for a while, earlier GeForce Now leaks alleged that SMTV would launch for PC in February 2022. Nvidia responded to the first wave of leaks without dates and called them “speculative,” so it’s likely those timeframes are just placeholders. While the GeForce listings may include a lot of guesswork, some of them did wind up true like the God of War Steam release.
Ultimately, SMTV for PC doesn’t seem like too big a stretch. Back in 2017, Sega mentioned they would like to see more of their titles launch on PC. That venture with Atlus games has done well for them, too. Persona 4 Golden made its Steam debut in 2020 and reported over 1 million units sold a year later. Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne followed behind Golden this year, launching on PC, PS4, and Switch in May.
When asked about future plans following Persona’s success, Sega confirmed it would pursue PC plans for old and new titles. In an investor Q&A, translated by Persona Central, the company dropped a few details on those efforts.
"We will continue to actively promote porting previously released titles to Steam and new platforms. We are also negotiating with platform holders for new games in the future, and we’re considering ways to sell under favorable conditions for each title. Among them are measures such as preparing PC versions of the titles from the beginning, with multi-platform releases in mind."