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Persona 5 Royal

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Persona 5 Royal
Persona 5 Royal cover
Windows Sega[1]
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2022
Metacritic 95
OpenCritic 94
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control, Menu-based
Genres JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Japan, Supernatural, Contemporary
Series Persona
Persona 5 Royal on HowLongToBeat
Persona 5 Royal on IGDB
Persona 5 Royal guide on StrategyWiki
Persona 5 Royal on MobyGames
Persona 5 Royal on Wikipedia
Subseries of Megami Tensei
Megami Ibunroku Persona 1999
Persona 4 Golden 2020
Persona 5 Strikers 2021
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 2022
Persona 5 Royal 2022
Persona 3 Portable 2023
Megami Ibunroku Persona: Ikuu no Tou Hen 2023
Persona 5 Tactica 2023
Persona 3 Reload 2024
Aegis: The First Mission 2024

Persona 5 Royal is a JRPG in the Persona series developed by Atlus and published by Sega. It is a port of the 2019 PlayStation 4 game of the same name, which itself is an enhanced re-release of the 2016 game Persona 5. Development of the 2022 release was handled by a team at Sega.[1]

The game was released on October 21, 2022 on the Microsoft Store and Steam, following an announcement during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase in June 2022.[2] This version includes the majority of the downloadable content that was included in the original PlayStation 4 release[3] and has support for frame rates up to 120 FPS and 4K displays.

Persona 5 Royal received overwhelming praise from critics upon release, with the only notable sore point with the PC version being the limited set of graphics options on offer.[4]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[5][6]

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Microsoft Store %APPDATA%\SEGA\P5R\Microsoft\
Steam %APPDATA%\SEGA\P5R\Steam\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1687950/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\SEGAofAmericaInc.F0cb6b3aer_s751p9cej88mt\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>\
Steam %APPDATA%\SEGA\P5R\Steam\<user-id>\savedata\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1687950/pfx/[Note 1]
Decrypted save files from the PlayStation 4 version can be converted.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


Display settings
Display settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios narrower than 16:9 are letterboxed.
Pillarboxed to 16:9.
Use Flawless Widescreen or P5R Ultrawide Patch to enable multi-monitor support with stretched UI.
Pillarboxed to 16:9.
Use Flawless Widescreen or P5R Ultrawide Patch to enable ultra-wide support with stretched UI.[Note 2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use ZMenu.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Option not present in Microsoft Store version of the game.[7]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA and SMAA options available.[8]
SSAA up to 200% available via Rendering Scale setting in increments of 25. Enabling SSAA seems to have a detrimental effect on anti-aliasing, causing more jaggies than should be visible compared to native.[9]
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Can be capped to 30, 60 or 120 FPS.[8] Use P5R FPS Uncapper to remove the cap.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.
Ray tracing (RT)

Shadow quality resets to Medium after every loading screen

Whenever the player goes through a loading screen or battle transition, the shadow quality will reset to Medium. It will still show up as whatever was set up before in the graphics settings screen; however, the in-game shadows will behave as if the Medium setting was chosen.
(Temporary) Change the Shadow Quality setting to anything and then back to the desired quality after any loading screen/battle transition.[10]
(Permanent) Install the Fix Shadow Settings mod to fix the shadow settings.
  1. Follow the instructions outlined here to install the Reloaded tool.
  2. Install the Fix Shadow Settings mod (it may be available to install directly from Reloaded as well).
  3. Run the game through Reloaded tool.


This requires launching the game through the Reloaded tool every time.


System settings[Note 3]
System settings[Note 3]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also available for camera movement.
Controller support
Full controller support
Requires keyboard for text input (names, etc)
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also available for camera movement.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
Supported via Steam Input on Steam.[11] Presents as a Xbox gamepad on the Microsoft Store version.[12]
PlayStation button prompts
Both DualShock 4 and DualSense prompts are available natively in Steam version.
For the Microsoft Store version, use the Alternate Buttons Prompts mod.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes Wired, Wireless (Bluetooth)
DualSense tested
Generic/other controllers
Supported via Steam Input. Not available on Microsoft Store version.
Button prompts
Natively available on the Steam version.
For the Microsoft Store version, use the Alternate Buttons Prompts mod.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection


Sound settings
Sound settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume sliders available for master volume, music, sound effects, speech and cutscenes.[8] Use Audio Mix Control for more control over audio levels.
Surround sound
5.1 surround sound[13]
Only affects animated cutscenes.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Selecting "Off" in the Japanese voice toggle will switch to English voices.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Selecting "On" in the Japanese voice toggle will switch to Japanese voice acting.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation "Traduções PKG"
Regularly updated translation from the "Mognet" team.
Features broken calendar texture, that can be fixed with this mod.

Issues fixed

Game won't progress to main menu if you have a non-ASCII character in your Windows profile

Enable Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support.[14]
  1. Go to Control Panel.
  2. Click on "Change date, time, or number formats".
  3. Switch to the "Administrative" tab.
  4. Click on "Change system locale...".
  5. Check "Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support".
  6. Press OK and allow Windows to restart your system.

Game crashes when trying to save system data when run using Proton

Fixed since Proton 7.0-6 or GE-Proton7-38 and newer.
Running the game in a Linux environment using a version of Proton older than the above may leave the game unable to create the initial system data on first launch, leading to crashing and rendering the game unable to be played.[15]
This issue does not occur on Steam Deck.
Open Steam with the -steamdeck flag.[16]
Use GE-Proton7-38 or later which fixes the save file issue.[17]
  1. Download GE-Proton7-38 or later.
  2. Extract to <Steam-folder>/compatibilitytools.d/.
  3. Exit and restart Steam if already running.
  4. Right click on Persona 5 Royal in your Steam library and choose Properties.
  5. Choose Compatibility and select Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool.
  6. From the dropdown, select the version of GE-Proton that you downloaded in Step 1.
  7. Run the game and saving should now work.
Alternatively, you can use ProtonUp-Qt to download and install the latest version of GE-Proton. Then follow the above steps starting from Step 3.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Bullet [18]
Audio Criware [19]
Cutscenes Criware [19]


Modding Essential

Persona 5 Royal Essentials

Mod loader with miscellaneous improvements to the modding possibilities.


PS4 Reverts

Reverts any negative changes that were made to the PC version in comparison to the PS4 release.
Restores Raidou DLC's models and BGM, that were cut in the newest ports
when combined with DLC Manager or Full DLC Rework.

P5R Texture Fixes Project

Fixes many texture bugs, leftovers from the PS3 release of the game, typos in backgrounds and more.
Restores some unaltered content that was removed/altered in the PC release.
Should be chosen to load after the PS4 Reverts when combined with that mod.

Futaba Security Fix

Fixes incorrect art of the security meter in the Futuba's Security Palace.

PS4 Cutscenes

Ports FMVs from the PS4 release to remove fade-in effect, that was added in the PC release
as a means to accommodate for people with the potential of epileptic seizures.

Restored Outfits Dialogue

Restores cut option to ask party members for their opinions on players/party members current outfit.

Phantom over Royal Days & Restore Last Surprise As Ambush Theme

Both restore songs, that were changed in the Royal releases of the game.


Full DLC Rework

Reworks implementation of the DLCs to provide better overall gameplay balance.

DLC Manager

Allows management of all of the DLCs that were integrated in the PC release.

Full Graphics Overhaul

Removes color banding and upscaling artifacts, which were added in the new re-releases.
Removes noise artifacts on the normal maps.

Controller UI Overhaul

Improves the game's controller button prompts, with a focus on accuracy and legibility.


Replaces the keyboard UI with all-new prompts, with a focus on consistency and legibility.

AI Tactics Fixes

Fixes AI's in-combat behavior to make it more logical for the given situation.

Scramble Styled Title Screen

Adds scramble styled/colored models to the menu's title screen.

Colorful Cutins

Adds each characters thematic color to the background of their own cut-in portraits.

Colored Chat Icon Backgrounds

Adds separate chat icon background colors for characters other than party members.

Cutscene Accurate Joker Outfit

Replaces default Joker outfit with the cutscene accurate one.

Futaba Hair Consistency

Recolors model of the Futaba's hair to fit her in-game sprites.

Twins Hair Consistency

Recolors sprites and models of the Twins and Lavenza's hair to be white instead of blond to match official artwork.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-4790 3.4 GHz
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 41 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 360
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Requires a CPU which supports the AVX and SSE4.2 instruction set.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  2. The hitboxes while playing certain minigames may be offset and cause misses or unintended scoring.
  3. The Button Display option only exists on the Steam version.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sega is Leading the Development on Persona 5 Royal Remaster - Persona Central - last accessed on 2022-10-22
    "Shinji Yamamoto (Atlus producer on P5R Remaster): 'We've made some very detailed adjustments. We optimized the number of the pieces of debris that blow away for each model. Elements like effects, number of projectiles, etc.

    Sega was in charge of the development of the remaster (not just matching the resolution to the console). It was a very meaningful project. Multi-platform development isn't easy. This was my fist porting project, and I didn't realize how hard it would be.'
  2. Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable are coming to PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam - last accessed on 2022-09-03
  3. Persona Channel - Update on the Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Windows versions of "Persona 5 The Royal" (Translated by DeepL) - last accessed on 2022-06-27
    ""This title will include over 40 DLCs sold in the original version of "Persona 5 The Royal", ready to play from the beginning!""
  4. PC Gamer - Persona 5 Royal review - last accessed on 2022-10-21
    "Graphical options are limited, but get the job done, and the option to play with 120fps—as well as 30 and 60fps options—adds to P5R's already slick vibe."
  5. Persona 5 Royal on Steam - last accessed on 2022-09-14
    "Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: Denuvo"
  6. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2022-10-22
    Checked by examining the Microsoft Store version's executable.
  7. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2022-10-21
    It should be noted that the game appears to have a forced borderless presentation in this version, but this is purely an assumption here.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 The Mako Reactor - Persona 5 Royal PC Review – Worth the Wait - last accessed on 2022-10-17
  9. [1] - last accessed on 2023-02-07
  10. Persona 5's Bug Reporting Thread on Steam - last accessed on 2022-10-24
  11. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2022-10-21
    Tested using a DualSense controller, no input was detected by the Steam version using DSX to emulate a Xbox 360 controller or a DualShock 4 or by trying to use it natively. Enabling Steam Input was the only solution.
  12. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2022-10-21
    DualSense works without any emulation software on this version, but uses the Xbox bindings rather than the control scheme for that controller present on console and Steam versions.
  13. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2022-10-22
    Checked using Razer Surround and using Special K monitor audio output and to check for audio output on every channel in a virtualised 7.1 surround setup.
  14. ĐeäTh on Twitter: “Exaggeration aside, @da_wamwoowam pointed out this option to me in the region settings of Windows, which does fi... - last accessed on 2022-10-24
  15. GitHub - ValveSoftware/Proton - Issue #6255 (Persona 5 Royal) - last accessed on 2022-10-22
  16. GitHub - ValveSoftware/Proton - Comment on Issue #6255 (Persona 5 Royal) - last accessed on 2022-10-23
  17. GE-Proton7-38 Released: Added save file fix for Persona 5 Royal - last accessed on 2022-10-26
  18. Verified by User:Fds29 on 2022-10-21
    Seen via the open source licenses notice.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Verified by User:Fds29 on 2022-10-21
    Checked by examining the files inside of the CPK archives.