Who here remembers 2012’s Binary Domain? Well, neither do most western gamers. In the games initial release, Binary Domain did not sell too well. The Yakuza studio produced title only sold 20,000 copies three months into its release window.
Following the game’s release, the PS3 and Xbox 360 title eventually amassed a cult following. Many fans of the critically acclaimed title hope it gets another swing at the plate. Yakuza series and Binary Domain producer Daisuke Sato expressed his desire to re-release the game.
In an interview with French publication GameBlog, Sato said he’d like to “make a few changes”. Here’s his full statement:
“Personally, I’d really like to (laughs). If possible, I’d like to make a few changes that I didn’t quite get to back then and maybe redo some parts, too.”Daisuke Sato
The producer also expressed his interest to re-release other older titles to the west, including Yakuza Kenzan and Ishin. He believes the major success of Ghost of Tsushima gives the studio hope for a greenlight from SEGA. When asked if they were interested in different genres following the release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Sato said this:
“I think for the most part, we’ll keep to the genre that we’re good at… However, that doesn’t mean we’ll only make action adventure games, and we’ll make decisions based on what genre best fits the game we’re developing…TPS was also the genre that best matched Binary Domain. For RGG Studio, the dramatic story is at the center of everything, so the genre is then created to best match how that story flows.”Daisuke Sato
I personally did not give Binary Domain a chance when it first came out for Xbox 360 and PS3, so this would be a big thumbs up from me. Story-driven games are my forte, and the Yakuza series proves they can masterfully make a dramatic, character-driven narrative.
Would you buy Binary Domain if it got re-released for modern consoles? Let us know!