More Sega games will be coming to Steam.
It seems that Sega will be "aggressively" porting titles from its back catalogue to Steam. According to GamesIndustry.biz, this is due to the strength of digital PC sales during the COVID-19 lockdown. In an investor Q&A that has been released, Sega stated that "repeat sales" of its catalogue increased significantly this past March and April. That growth slowed during June and July, but were still higher than they were in 2019. The key platform during that time was Steam, specifically in the US and Europe.
Sega also highlighted the success of Persona 4 Golden on Steam. The game released earlier this year, and was a hit. According to Sega, the sales of the game were "significantly higher than expected," which has influenced the company. The game sold over 500,000 copies in its first month, despite the game having been released on another platform previously.
"Going forward, we intend to aggressively promote the porting of previously launched titles to Steam and other new platforms," the company stated. "Under such direction, we would like to take multi-platform rollout in account and prepare the PC version and others from the start."
Sega statements seem to indicate that they will be looking at multiple platforms during development from here on out, including PC versions of upcoming games.
Persona 4 Golden is available on Steam right now. The game is an enhanced version of the original Persona 4, which released for the PlayStation 2 in 2008. The game features a number of additions to the original, including new Social Links, a new dungeon, and new music for the game's soundtrack. Persona 4 Golden originally released for the PlayStation Vita in 2012. The success of the original Persona 4 and Golden led to the release of two different anime series, as well as a number of fighting games.