Persona 5 fans may have another new spinoff title if recent rumors and a new domain registration are any indication. The Japanese domain for P5T.jp was recently registered, but with no publicly available ownership, it’s unclear who this domain actually belongs to. However, developer Atlus has a history of using this naming convention for its Persona games when registering its domains online, leading fans of the series to speculate that a new spin-off could be in the works alongside the developer’s other projects.
Persona 5 is no stranger to receiving spin-off titles, as the popular entry in the series has seen games like Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight and Persona 5 Strikers, as well as the enhanced version of the original Persona 5 Royal game released in recent years. . Additionally, the series is also getting the mobile title Persona 5: The Phantom X, which debuted in a China-exclusive closed beta in late March of this year. While it looks like Atlus has a lot to do with rumors of a Persona 3 remake coming alongside development on the next main entry in the Persona series, it’s entirely possible that the developer isn’t done with Persona 5 spin-offs just yet.P5T may hint at a global release for Persona 5: The Phantom X
Persona 5: The Phantom X may have just had its first closed beta, but the game was first announced in April 2021 under the working title Code Name: X. The game is being developed by Black Wings Game Studio and published by Perfect World Games with strong input from Sega and Atlus, and so far only announced for release in China. While it hasn’t been announced for a global release, it’s possible that the P5T domain is Atlus’ way of preparing for an announcement of a launch outside of China.
While this domain could be a hint at the worldwide release of Persona 5: The Phantom X, it would make more sense to register the P5X domain to align with the rest of the game’s branding if that were to be the case. However, it is possible for the game to be localized under a different title for different regions which would justify the P5T domain name. Many fans are hopeful that Persona 5: The Phantom X will be released in other regions, as the game appears to offer a similar experience to the original Persona 5, only in a mobile format with a host of new characters and dungeons.
With Persona 5: The Phantom X appearing to conflict with the P5T’s branding implications, it’s also very possible that the domain name is a reference to an unannounced Persona 5 spin-off title. that the title could be Persona 5 Tactics and feature similar gameplay to another Shin Megami Tensei spin-off series, Devil Survivor. With the popularity of tactics games like Fire Emblem and Persona 5’s fan-favorite cast, a game of similar caliber featuring Persona 5’s team looks like a blockbuster in the making.
Rather, there is also the distinct possibility that this domain registration is not related to Persona 5 or Atlus in any way, as there is no way to verify the owner. It is also possible that Atlus registered the domain, but not for any specific new title and only with the intention of keeping the domain so that others cannot use it, as Atlus has done before with domains such as P5B, P5U and P5M who never saw anything come out of his record. Until something official comes from Atlus, fans can only speculate if more Persona 5 content is indeed in the works.
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