Updated March 11, 2019: The Xbox One version was cancelled due to "various circumstances."
Today, NIS America announced that RPG Maker MV would be coming to Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 in 2019. For years, RPG Maker has been the easiest way to make your own role-playing game. The developer has strived to give everyone — regardless of their skill or experience — the tools to make a game they could be proud of. With RPG Maker MV, you can now make your game on Windows 10 or macOS. Better yet, you can also export it to Android, iOS, and even an HTML5 browser.
The games creates through RPG Maker MV look like early Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy experiences. Many smaller studios have used the software to make projects like Corpse Party and Lisa: The Painful. Keep in mind that this is a software development platform and costs $79.99 on Steam. The console version is expected to cost $59.99.
Normal consumers can always buy it and make their adventures, but you won't get far without spending a lot of time learning the more complex features. Hopefully there will be an option to buy other people's creations right from the software.
In an age where Unreal Engine and Unity are dominating the development landscape, RPG Maker MV needed to make its way to other platforms to become more accessible. Consoles are more popular than ever and limiting the tools to PC and mobile seemed like a poor business decision. Hopefully RPG Maker MV will find a lot of success on consoles.
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LOL. The voice from Honest Trailers!
Looks really cool. I could lose a lot of time with something like this. Really cool!
Reminds me of Project Spark. Hope it doesn't suffer the same fate.
It's not developed/published by MS so you'll be okay. RPG Maker has been around for more than a decade so I think you're safe. My kid has been using RPG Maker for years and he has a great time with it.
This tool has been around since 1995 so you don't have to worry about it just disappearing
NIS making a game for Microsoft? This is great news.
I would prefer if you could just port your game to XBox, Switch and Ps4 instead of doing a game in a console.
will it be play anywhere?
No. It’s not Xbox Play Anywhere.
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