Neither Microsoft , nor Sega, ever once stated that the international release would ever be on PS4 or Switch. Someone from Microsoft said they wouldn't block it if SEGA wanted to release the International version on other platforms, but they never said it would be on other platforms. So far, SEGA has been keeping it to PC platforms which started with Steam and then EGS. They have still never mentioned PS4 or Switch for the international release, though.
@Anarchy-Marine said in International PS4 and Switch Release Lie?:
It might get a release if one, SEGA has it planned, and two, Sony doesn't add restrictions to the game. Sony is censor happy anymore, Devil May Cry 5 a prime example, and with Sony effectively no longer a Japanese company,(as they shut down their Japanese branch, and their headquarters is now located in California) or one even friendly to that market, many developers from Japan are moving away from the platform. And Microsoft is all too happy to take over the void left by Sony. I get that people are unhappy that this game may never come to market on the global variant of that platform, but you can thank, and blame Sony's current CEO, and overall company for its decisions.
PlayStation is grandfathered in over in Japan, and so that's why it showed up during the Japanese trailer for the game, but if you pay close attention to the global variant, nowhere is Sony's console even mentioned. In fact New Genesis only mentioned Mircorsft products, and Steam, with the Epic Store quietly being added later. Furthermore, the only mention of PlayStation came when the game was first teased to get a North American release, but only one trailer had that, the rest, after a point stopped having PlayStation even mentioned. Likely because Sony wanted them to cut a lot out of the game. It's a very mature rated product, and Sony doesn't like fan service games that come from Japan. At least not anymore. Let's be honest here Sony is digging its own grave, just like Microsoft almost did when they tried to quietly Jack up the price of their Gold subscription services this year.
Actually, Sony's overall HQ is still in Japan. Sony Interactive Entertainment, or SIE group, is composed of not one, but TWO Headquarters. One is still located in Japan, while the other is in San Mateo, California. Bother parts of SIE Group have equal say in policies for the platform. If it seems one has more control than the other, it is only because the one seemingly in control is more convincing to the other side to get them to agree with them. In this case, SIE LLC in California.