XSeed Games sent out word today that they will begin publishing many of their popular titles, including Ys Origins andYs: The Oath in Felghana, for Steam.
Jun Iwasaki, President of XSeed Games, commented about the transition onto PC, saying, “People have been asking for Falcom’s great catalog of PC games to be officially made available in English for a long time,” … “To start our new publishing arrangement on Steam with two standout entries from Falcom’s action-based Ys series, one of which has never been made available in English before, is an ideal situation for us, and we are excited about the future possibilities.”
This means that we could be getting quite a few JRPGs on Steam in the near future, which has been a rarity up to this point.
I’m personally excited to see what other games and services XSeed will come up with for Steam. As a smaller publisher, they are definitely looking to exercise a greater amount of flexibility in the industry.