This Untitled Digimon Story game is the upcoming seventh release in the Digimon Story series.
This game was first announced on December 8, 2017, just before the release of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory. Producer Kazumasa Habu stated that making a new game for Playstation 4 from scratch (with the other recent games being handheld releases) would take around four years of development time, so they decided to develop Hacker's Memory and the new Digimon Story game simultaneously, and release Hacker's Memory first. This way, fans wouldn't be waiting a long time for the next game.
A year later, on September 12, 2018, Bandai reconfirmed the game's development and stated that – alongside Hacker's Memory having been made for the same reason – they had decided to create Digimon Survive to give the Digimon Story team more time and to once again make sure there wasn't a big gap in between the releases of Digimon video games.
In 2019, the two Cyber Sleuth games were ported to new systems, for the same reasons as the prior two games' announcements. Digimon Survive found itself delayed for over three years, originally intending to release in 2019, only to be delayed to 2022.
On February 27, 2022, Bandai once again confirmed that the Digimon Story game was being worked on and revealed that the game would take place in the Digital World (unlike the two Cyber Sleuth games) and that the game would feature the Olympos XII as the main characters.
Notes and references
- Gematsu: "New Digimon Story game in development separate from Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory"
- Gematsu: "Digimon producer reconfirms new Digimon Story game in development"
- Gematsu: "Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Complete Edition coming to Switch, PC on October 18 [Update"]
- Gematsu: "Next Digimon Story game still in development, set in the Digital World and themed around the Olympos XII"