Potential Xenosaga HD Trilogy failed internal market analysis, will be "difficult to resurface"
A remaster or remake of the Xenosaga trilogy of games is something we've been hoping for for a good while now. Last year we even had a glimpse at the possibility of a remaster project when 'Also Sprach Zarathustra', the subtitle of the trilogy's final entry, was trademarked in the United States.
However, it seems like any potential plans for remastering the PlayStation 2 JRPG trilogy have sadly fallen through, according to a statement made by Bandai Namco General Manager Katsuhiro Harada in a candid Twitter post.
The post, which quotes a fan's request for a trilogy remaster, reads "This actually progressed to the remaster's plan, but failed in a profitable market analysis. Sorry guys, This plan will be difficult to resurface...", which sadly confirms that there's no concrete reason to hope for any sort of Xenosaga project any time soon.
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht first released in 2002, followed by two sequels in 2004 and 2006. After Nintendo acquired a majority of shares for developer Monolith Soft back in 2007, a spiritual successor series was established with 2010's Xenoblade, with the rights for Xenosaga remaining with the newly merged Bandai Namco. A remaster, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, is slated for next year.