The One Piece franchise is wildly successful as is, having gained a massive fanbase and following over the years – including anime lovers, manga enthusiasts, as well as avid gamers worldwide. Bandai Namco has unveiled its plans for One Piece Odyssey, a brand new turn-based RPG adventure game based on the One Piece anime series, but many fans are still wondering if One Piece Odyssey will be cross-platform and which platforms will support it.
One Piece Odyssey will be cross-platform, specifically being released on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. However, there is no talk of One Piece Odyssey being released on Nintendo Switch or Xbox One at the time of writing, and One Piece Odyssey will not be cross-play supportive since it is a single-player game.
While One Piece Odyssey appears to be supported by the majority of popular modern gaming platforms, technically making it cross-platform, this does not inherently mean that One Piece Odyssey will be cross-play supportive. Stick around to find out everything there is to know about what you can expect from the game so far, including the developer’s concepts, which platforms will support the game, as well as the official release date.
One Piece Odyssey Gameplay, Trailer, and Release Date
The long-awaited release of One Piece Odyssey has been on many One Piece fans’ and gamers’ minds for quite some time, especially considering that this RPG was unveiled by the infamous Bandai Namco in May 2022. One Piece Odyssey is set to follow a classic adventure RPG/JRPG type of style, with many new adaptations for fans to enjoy – such as a brand new story and new character designs by none other than the father of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda.
The announcement trailer shows a variety of colorful yet odd-looking creatures wandering around a beach, in addition to some scenic shots of temple-like structures and natural caves. To have a quick look at what One Piece Odyssey has in store for fans, check out the official trailer below by Bandai Namco Entertainment America.
One Piece Odyssey promises to bring tons of excitement and fun for fans enjoying the game, revolving around a brand new island that the Straw Hat crew uncovers after their ship gets caught up in a wild storm. Bandai Namco has promised fans plenty of dungeons to explore, interesting quests, strange encounters with fascinating locals, as well as some epic opponents to defeat.
Players will be able to take the role of the iconic Luffy in addition to other main One Piece characters, specifically Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Frankie, and Brook (all topped off with the original One Piece anime voice actors as well). One Piece Odyssey was thrown under the spotlight with a world premiere at Summer Game Fest 2022, and fans have been hyped ever since.
Out of all of the One Piece video games out there, it appears that One Piece Odyssey will be the most faithful to the entire One Piece storyline to date – not to mention that it’s been developed by ICLA, which recently developed the Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl remakes for Nintendo Switch. Plus, the fact that Oda has been involved in One Piece Odyssey’s creation has only heightened fans’ expectations.
To find out more about One Piece Odyssey from none other than the developers themselves, check out the dev diary video below posted by Bandai Namco Entertainment America.
Initially, the announcement of One Piece Odyssey came with a vague release window, with many fans hoping the final game would hit our screens sometime in late 2022. However, One Piece Odyssey is only expected to be released in early 2023, specifically on the 13th of January 2022 (or the 12th of January 2022 on Steam).
Is One Piece Odyssey Cross-Platform & Cross-Play?
Technically, One Piece Odyssey will be a cross-platform game as the game will not be exclusive to a specific gaming platform or device. Players will have the option to choose how they enjoy the game depending on their gaming preferences, as the game will be made accessible on all current consoles and most previous-generation consoles.
However, this does not necessarily mean that the game will be cross-platform and cross-play-supportive by nature. One Piece Odyssey is set to be a single-player game only, meaning that playing the game online with friends is not really part of the plan. We may very well be pleasantly surprised by new developments before the game’s official release, although the odds of players being able to enjoy a cross-play feature with One Piece Odyssey are quite slim.
On Which Platforms Can You Play One Piece Odyssey?
There are countless gamers and anime lovers hyped to get a hold of One Piece Odyssey as soon as possible, and the game has been made available on a variety of gaming platforms – although, not all of the most popular gaming platforms. The game is expected to be made available on the following gaming platforms:
- PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5
- Xbox Series X|S
With that being said, many fans are still curious as to why One Piece Odyssey is not being released on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch (at least, not to fans’ knowledge at the time of writing). These two platforms are still undeniably popular among many gamers worldwide, and the fact that it hasn’t been officially listed seems odd to some fans considering that One Piece Odyssey is being released on PlayStation 4.
Although there are still a few months to go until One Piece Odyssey gets released, plenty of fans have already started purchasing the game – there are quite a few ways you can get your hands on One Piece Odyssey including more alternative approaches, such as through PlayStation Gift Cards here. There are actually a series of SKUs for fans, including a Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, as well as a Limited Edition Bundle.
While there are still a few burning questions that fans have considering One Piece Odyssey, the developers have been prompt in keeping their audience in the loop as the final release date draws nearer. Hopefully, One Piece Odyssey will be made available on even more platforms by the time of its release.