Publisher Square Enix has announced that the release of Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline, initially set for February 26, 2022, will be pushed back to the summer of 2022 (in Japan). This new title in the franchise will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam.
In addition, he announced that the expansion titled Dragon Quest X: The Sleeping Hero and the Guiding Ally Offline has also been postponed. It was initially scheduled for release in Summer 2022 and was moved to Fall 2022.
In a press release on Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline, producer Takuma Shiraishi argued that these release changes were made to deepen the quality of the game, thus ensuring it is in pristine condition at the time of release.
Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline is a project that intends to carry out a remake of Dragon Quest X, completely removing the MMO elements, replacing them with mechanics that make up a traditional, offline and dedicated single-player experience.
The original Dragon Quest X is a multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and edited by Square Enix. It is the tenth entry in the main lineup of games in the Dragon Quest franchise. It was originally released in 2012 for Wii and was later tuned for Wii U, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, and Nintendo 3DS, all versions supporting cross-play.
Apart from a Chinese version for Windows, the game was never distributed outside Japan.