Square Enix hosted a special celebratory festival for the Star Ocean series this past Sunday(May 20th, 2018). The event was called Star Ocean Fes 2018 ~Festival of the Sea of Stars~, and featured a musical concert and a cast of Star Ocean voice actors for story dramas. There was also a live stream for stage events, including an on-tour version of the Star Ocean Program.
Though Star Ocean 6 had not been present or announced during the event, Square Enix producer Shuichi Kobayashi had addressed the demand for a new entry to the series during the Star Ocean Program live stream.
“I understand,” he said. “I know what else everyone would like to hear, but speaking frankly, it’s not that simple to make. If it could be made without tri-Ace, then surely it would possible. But that’s not the case, is it? I’m saying please wait a little longer. Won’t you please wait a little longer?”
“Please keep faith in us as we continue with Anamnesis.” Kobayashi continued. “I’ll also do my best. That’s all I can say today, but I believe that everyone’s support will empower us to work hard.”
Star Ocean: Anamnesis is available now in Japan on Android and iOS devices. The latest entry from the series on console is Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in 2016.