'Of course' Dragon Quest 10 is leaving Japan

Dragon Quest 10 has been out for almost a year in Japan, making for a long wait for North American fans. Executive producer Yuu Miyake recently renewed hope for a domestic release, with remarks that indicate that releases for other countries are currently in the works.

Asked if the game will release outside Japan, Miyake told Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Polygon): "Of course." That's not much, but it's certainly more confirmation than we've had before. Miyake did note, though, that "every nation has its own play style and sensibilities, so I don't think it'll be a single game worldwide like with Final Fantasy XI."

Producer Yosuke Saito added that they're thinking about using separate servers for each country, to facilitate different consumption habits, speeds, and the way communities are run. "Even the way people enjoy seasonal events is different, so I think we need to divide the running of it by country or region." Saito also implied that they're in this for the long haul, saying it would be "great" to keep the game running and creating new stories for 10-20 years.

The two didn't specify whether the releases outside Japan would be on the Wii U as originally designed, the PC port announced earlier this year, or both.