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Bring more ID@Xbox to Japan

ID@Xbox games such as Pneuma, Roundabout, LA Cops and so on are very innovative, funny, exciting. And more games are coming such as Beyond Eyes, Below, Commander Cherry's, etc...
But by now few of them are in the Japanese Xbox store.
I want more ID@Xbox playing in Japanese localized!

I know it depends on developers, but as a console holder, Microsoft should help developers and release more games to enrich Xbox One experience in Japan!
Some of ID@Xbox are released in Japan, but most of them are not in Japanese language, so most of Japanese gamers cannot enjoy full of the game experience, only they get just because it is free on Game with Gold and they throw away. If they are localized, they will enjoy and buy more ID@Xbox.
I wish this opinion should be upvoted not only Japanese gamers, but also many independent developers.

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  • HungryTurkey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As the owner of an ID@Xbox member company, I have talked to many in our circles about this very topic. The biggest challenge, frankly, is lack of quality affordable localization resources. For us smaller independent studios, a full translation of game text and UI elements into Japanese is very costly. That said, my as-of-yet unannounced coming title will not only be translated into Japanese, the UI will actually be customized in accordance with Japanese culture and design UX design sensibilities. I do know some other ID@Xbox studios ARE planning Japanese language support. A few who have already published and are experiencing high enough sales are planning to add support to their published titles retroactively, though that will probably be the exception and not the norm.

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