Dragon Quest X will shutter in China on May 30

    
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And now, we announce the closure of a Square-Enix MMO. No, not Final Fantasy XIV and not Final Fantasy XI; those are both going strong, obviously. It’s Dragon Quest X, which for some reason still has not been localized for Western shores. It had been localized for a Chinese release, but apparently that didn’t work out so well and the game has announced its Chinese shutdown date for May 30th.

What does this mean for the main game in Japan? Probably nothing. What does it mean for North American fans still holding out hope for localization? We really couldn’t begin to guess; the company has said that it hasn’t given up on localizing the game, although the odds of of that certainly seem lower now that the Chinese service is facing a sunset. Our condolences to the Chinese fans affected by the shutdown, even if the non-localization of the title remains oddly baffling.

Source: Official Site via Reddit
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Some of my favorite games are games that were created earlier in the process, so while I do cringe a little at the thought that this is a 2012 release, at the same time I would still try it out for sure and see if I enjoyed it if we got it in the West.

The original STO lists as being 2010 and that’s a really great game with a crazy amount of content that’s been added along the line. It’s had a lot of updates over time. Sometimes these games can get better with age, so I wouldn’t write it off.

Yeah, I’d definitely give it a go if we had the chance to.

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Daniel Miller

Actually dqx does have west news. More then once dqxi na was stated if enough copies sold dqx would be made as an offline version for na eu.

Dqxi sold well and chances are dq builders 2 will sell well in july. Hence high chance SE will honor what they said.

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Most of us here want to play the online game though… We don’t want an offline version :/

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why the fuck does china get it and we don’t?

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Indigo Salma

What the hell, bring it here in EU and US.
Just like Capcom and Sega they never brought Dragons Dogma , Monster Hunter Online or Phantasy Star Online 2.
This just pisses me off.

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cursedseishi

To be fair…
Monster Hunter Online (and its predeccessor, Frontier) are both games that originated before Monster Hunter World helped solidify to Capcom that the franchise actually has merits in the West. It’s always been something of an awkward duck in that regards. Tencent is the one who helped handle MH: Online, so it may be less Capcom and more Tencent in regards to it remaining specifically a Chinese product (Japan doesn’t even have it). Tencent has okayed the use of patching though, and there are translations available… Just don’t expect Tencent to approve of or even help with a release outside of China.
As for Dragon’s Dogma…? Eh… from what I can scrape up, since Capcom had decided to handle the entirety of running the MMO on their own? It may simply be a refusal to invest in the infrastructure needed for a global release… As well as wanting to remain solely in control of the game, hence avoiding working with publishers like other F2P titles often do. Plus, Hideaki Itsuno (DD director) has commented before he was offered the chance to work on the sequel to two IPS. Devil May Cry or Dragons Dogma 2. He chose DMC 5. That means we will likely see something Dragons Dogma related next, since he has also stated he would love to do it.

Phantasy Star Online 2 is just Sega being… well… Sega, though. No excuses for that one. There are ‘official’ english versions of the game released for specific Asian territories–something multiple developers make use of if their games either can’t be officially released in the west (see Super Robot Taisen’s nightmare of trademarked material), or simply don’t see the worth in the cost compared to do so (Dead or Alive’s 3rd volleyball game). But, considering the quality of the ‘official’ translation, you’re better off using the Fan patch.