A few days ago RPG gamers went crazy at the possibility of a new Remaster for the beloved 2008 / 2009 title from Namco Tales Studio, Tales of Vesperia. Well known as practically the only Tales game to ever grace the Xbox platforms when it dropped on Xbox 360, although the later PlayStation 3 version in 2009 new bosses, enemies, dungeons, party members, and full voice acting. Some of the features on the Xbox 360 version of the game had to be cut due to the fact that Microsoft decided to use DVD discs for their games back then, whereas Sony used Blu-ray discs on PS3. Fans now wonder if this rumored remaster of the game will arrive on both consoles.
The rumor all started when an allegedly official 10th anniversary remaster web page was discovered for the game. After this potential leak surfaced, press outlets began teasing the anonymous claims that Tales of Vesperia Remastered would get a formal E3 announcement from Bandai Namco this year. Even with so little evidence, press outlets began to report the remaster as fact rather than rumor.
A few years ago a small but passionate group of fans had started up a petition for Bandai Namco to remaster the game on PlayStation 4. The petition was closed before it really had a chance to go viral though. In light of recent events, fans speculate that the game would certainly be on the PS4 if a remaster was to take place. Tales of Berseria only came to the PS4 and PC.
With over 73 million units sold as of 2017 compared to Xbox ONE’s 26 million as of 2016 prompting Microsoft to stop releasing numbers due to the sheer embarrassment of being beaten by double the amount of Sony platform sales. This also leads many to believe that an Xbox ONE version of the remaster might not happen, despite the multi-platform approach many game companies have been able to take this generation thanks to the shared AMD Jaguar architecture of both PS4 and Xbox consoles.
With so little actually confirmed regarding this rumor, it’s always going to be fan speculation until the official announcement, so don’t get too hyped just yet. If a big E3 reveal for Vesperia is truly being planned, then we won’t have to wait much longer to find out the details of this release.
Update: Xbox E3 2018 Press Conference has taken place where the Title of Vesperia: Definitive Edition was announced for Xbox ONE. This Press Conference is largely being credited as a success and has been rated A by viewers. The game is also coming for Switch, PS4, and PC.