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Lost Judgement May be Last of Judgement Series Due To PC Version Dispute

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So it looks like the Judgement series is coming to an end all over a dispute regarding the PC version.

In an item for Nikkan Taishu (via Kotaku), an insider in Japanese entertainment supposedely noted Lost Judgement will be the final game in the series. As the insider explains,

“Because those on the side of the game developer and those on the side of [Kimura’s talent agency] Johnny’s are said to have been unable to reach an agreement regarding the platforms to sell the game.”

If you’re unaware, Judgement has received a PS5 remaster of its original PS4 version. This remaster has debuted on Stadia and Xbox Series X|S as well. Lost Judgement then is scheduled to launch later in the fall on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and the Xbox Series machines.

But here’s where things get a bit weird. Apparently, when it was first announced, both Windows 10 and Steam were listed amongst the platforms. A Sega spokesperson, however, told PC Gamer, “Sega has no plans to bring Lost Judgment to PC at this time,” even after the Steam logo still remained present despite being removed.

It seems the PC version is not being given the green light. This is obviously inconsistent as the previous title did release on Stadia. As Kotaku notes, the big sticking point is that Sega sees the release on PC as instrumental for business reasons. However, Johnny’s (Kimura’s talent agency), sees a PC release as potentially detrimental. Due to this schism, Lost Judgement looks like it may just be final release in the series.

Here’s hoping a compromise can be found.


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.