So in Japan they are releasing Nier Automata collab stuff for PSO2, hopefully we see more collabs.
I believe we will eventually get collabs once the game's no longer in "Beta" state and the PC version's out. Nier Autamata does seem like a no brainer collab to have available in the West.
Sega's also having a Sakura Wars collab based on the new Sakura Wars game that got released. Given this game has an upcoming Western release, it would be great to have that collab in the NA version as well as a sort of cross-promotion.
Final Fantasy XIV would be another great collab given there was one in the JP version and the popularity of Final Fantasy XIV in the West.
PSO2 also has Persona 5 content which would be great to have in PSO2 due to:
- Sega owning Atlus.
- Persona 5's popularity in the West.
- Coincide with the recent release of Persona 5 Royal.
I'm sure Halo is high on the list for possible collabs.
That would be neat. Microsoft working together with Team Ninja led to one Halo "Guest Fighter" being added to one of the Dead or Alive games and the Game Pass perks do have Xbox branding so i'm sure they could do a Halo collab, or hell maybe even other Microsoft collabs.
I also expect a BOTW2 collab to replace the BOTW collab for the NA Switch release
PSO2 on Switch is a huge "IF" given the circumstances of the Switch "port". To give you an idea... the same method by which PSO2 Cloud is made to run is the same technology (and even same company involved) used for Resident Evil VII Cloud on Switch... that version isn't out in the West.
Furthermore, Square Enix has a bunch of Japan exclusive cloud hosted games...
Western infrastructure is not that well suited for cloud gaming like it is in Japan and the need to cover a bigger player demand than Japan presents an even bigger expense.
Please remember also (since I know there's been some misunderstanding on this) that the way Microsoft Azure is used (a cloud-hosted platform used to HOST the Server Software) is different from the kind of server used for cloud gaming (Specialized gaming hardware running the game Client which streams its video to the local cloud client which also streams the input over to the cloud hardware running the game client).
I also imagine they'll work with Viz, Yen Pres, Netflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation, etc. to bring over as many anime collabs as possible.
Some collabs would require working with them yes though not all of them. Minor anime who's Western distributor don't have a 'master license' but rather simply streaming or dubbing rights usually require Sega to simply work with its Japanese distributor. I suppose that should be a bit of good news, especially since its Sega of Japan who's running the NA version so, they could include the NA license in their negotiations for future collabs. ; )
Also we'll probably see the 7/11 collab stuff once Episode 4 releases too.
Hmm, don't count on that or any collab based on real life stores or products for that matter (Lawson, etc). If collabs in other games and anime have shown something, collabs based on real life brands are one of the hardest to make available outside of Japan due to needing to work with regional branches who may have a different idea on how they want to be represented.
Phantasy Star Portable 2 was able to keep ALL its anime licenses but had to remove the Fanta and Pizza Hut collab.