Dragon Quest X to Receive 10 Years of Support

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Nathan Drake, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    With every MMO, we worry about the amount of content, and how long the game will see support and new content for. Square Enix seems to have big ideas in mind with the release of Dragon Quest X in Japan, according to this article.

    "Nikkei (via Inside Gamer) reports that the game will get major version up revisions every ten weeks. Square Enix plans on offering download content for the game for around ten years, according to the paper."

    "As for what that download content includes, the paper does not get into specifics. It's currently known that the game will get a series of story quests."

    It looks like SE has high expectations for their latest entry into the Dragon Quest series. Although we're still waiting for what seems like an inevitable localization announcement, it should be nice to know that if we do see the game over here, anybody who purchases this game will be seeing new content for a long time to come. Realistically, I don't expect them to actually support the game every 10 weeks for a decade. I wouldn't be surprised if they could manage to keep it up without everything becoming horribly repetitive for a year or two, at least. 10 years just feels overly optimistic.

  2. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    Longer commitment than my sister's marriage.
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  3. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Dec 2, 2007
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    Lol thats a long time to support a Wii game.
  4. Skelletonike

    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

    Dec 26, 2008
    Steam City
    It'll have a Wii U version from what I recall. =S
  5. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover

    Mar 9, 2008
    United States
    Columbia Station, Ohio
    God i hope the U.S gets this. For some reason, i find it much easier to get into console MMO's than PC ones, and so far the only 2 good ones we have are FFXI (Which i joined too late) and Phantasy Star Universe.

    If we get this and FFXIV for PS3 (Sometime in the next decade), i will be so happy
  6. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Dragon Quest X gets content every ten weeks for ten years.

    If I didn't know any better, I'd say they've got a theme in mind.
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  7. frogboy

    frogboy lacking both style and grace

    Dec 6, 2011
    United States
    Assuming the next gen consoles will stand for 10 years.
  8. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    i doubt it will even last 10 years maybe in japan. i've played every dq game even the remakes until now and i have no interest in this.
  9. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
    A cold cold place
    Guarantee the kill it within 5 years. I can't see a game that is at this point a Wii exclusive, unless they also port it and upgrade the shite out of it for the Wii U, as lasting 10 years. I can't see people even owning Wii consoles in 2022, or the Wii U for that matter.
  10. CYatta

    CYatta GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 14, 2006
    United States
    People still play FFXI on PS2's. Came out in 2002, and they just announced a new expansion. It's Japan, it's Dragon Quest.
  11. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    May 15, 2008
    Maybe they'll produce DLC for about a year then leave the server on for ten years.
  12. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Because a subscription-based console MMO sounds very promising.

    But most MMOs are getting support, this is kinda a no-brainer.
  13. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    Most MMO's aren't promised a 10 year life of support with frequent,"major" updates. They've essentially promised a new expansion every 10 weeks, which, last I knew, wasn't a common occurrence. Or did you already guess those exact details? If so, good for you, but for those of us lacking a crystal ball, this isn't a "no-brainer."
  14. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    It's coming to the Wii U. Wii version might eventually be killed off with players being told to continue on the Wii U.
  15. Vampire Lied

    Vampire Lied Resident sociopath

    May 27, 2011
    United States
    Don't see this holding the interest of ppl outside of Japan for 10 straight years. I've never had interest in any mmo ever, but I wish them luck. That is a very ambitious promise. As for me, ill just wait for the next offline DQ game.
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