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    Unhappy Xenosaga Remaster will probably never happen.

    A few years ago, Namco-Bandai was feeling out the fand demand to see the Xenosaga series get the Remaster treatment that's been popularized in the last decade but apparently that analysis turned out so bad, the company has no interest anymore according to Katsuhiro Harada (Tekken Franchise) when asked by a fan on his twitter. Even globablly, the numbers apparently weren't strong enough to warrant NB from considering it any further.

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    I can live with that, I doubt I'd have bought a remaster anyway.

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    I couldn't care less but I'm also not in the target audience. I played through maybe 90% of Xenosaga and it was a slog even back then. There's no way I'd ever be able to put up with it these days. I don't have the time or patience for cut scenes so long they need save points in the middle so you can take a break.

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    I think what bugs me the most about it is that Episode I and III would both benefit from some technical upgrades. That and the hope that Namco-Bandai would maybe release Pied Piper and Missing Year in the same vein of how SE did 358/2 and coded for the KH HD collection.

    Hell, they could have done the video story element for the DS version of Episode II and not even bother with remastering the PS2 version since most of it non-canon at this point.
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    Damn it, I'd have loved to get this classic on a modern system.

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    Xenosaga was bad, so I agree with the lack of fan enthusiasm. It would need a full remake, not just a remaster, to even potentially be worthwhile.

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    Yeah. Xenosaga's narrative was decent for its day but I don't think it would go over very well with video game fans of today where narrative storytelling in games has improved a great deal. And the series didn't even have a large enough fan base for its day to even warrant it getting finished.

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