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Persona 5 Royal

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Persona 5 Royal
Persona 5 Royal cover
Developers
Atlus
P-Studio
Windows Sega[1]
Publishers
Sega
Release dates
Windows October 21, 2022
Reception
Metacritic 95
OpenCritic 94
IGDB 94
Taxonomy
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
Persona
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

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

Availability

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) <Steam-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) <Steam-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

Video

Display settings
Display settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Aspect ratios narrower than 16:9 are letterboxed.
Multi-monitor
Pillarboxed to 16:9.
Use Flawless Widescreen to enable multi-monitor support with stretched UI.
Ultra-widescreen
Pillarboxed to 16:9.
Use Flawless Widescreen to enable ultra-wide support with stretched UI.[Note 2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Zolika's Patch.
Windowed
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)

Input

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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
[8]
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis inversion also available for camera movement.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Requires keyboard for text input (names, etc)
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
[8]
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.[10] Presents as a Xbox gamepad on the Microsoft Store version.[11]
PlayStation button prompts
Both DualShock 4 and DualSense prompts 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
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio

Sound settings
Sound settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Volume sliders available for master volume, music, sound effects, speech and cutscenes.[8]
Surround sound
5.1 surround sound[12]
Subtitles
Only affects animated cutscenes.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Selecting "Off" in the Japanese voice toggle will switch to English voices.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Selecting "On" in the Japanese voice toggle will switch to Japanese voice acting.
Korean
Russian
Regularly updated translation from the "Mognet" team.
Spanish
Features broken calendar texture, that can be fixed with this mod.

Issues unresolved

Shadow quality resets to Middle after every loading screen

Whenever the player goes through a loading screen or battle transition, the shadow quality will reset to Middle. 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 Middle setting was chosen.
A temporary fix consists of going into the graphics settings and changing the shadow quality to anything, and then back to the desired quality, but the issue will repeat itself again on the next loading screen/transition.[13]
Install the Fix Shadow Settings mod to fix the shadow settings.
This requires launching the game through the Reloaded tool every time.
  1. Follow the instructions outlined here to install the Reloaded tool and set up Persona 5 Royal for modding.
  2. Install the Fix Shadow Settings mod. You may be able to install the mod directly from Reloaded as well.
  3. Run the game and the settings should stick while using the mod.

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

At present, running the game in a Linux environment using Proton 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.[14]
This issue does not occur on Steam Deck.
Open Steam with the -steamdeck flag.[15]
Use GE-Proton7-38 or later which fixes the save file issue.[16]
  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.

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.[17]
  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.

Other information

API

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

Middleware

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

Modding

Persona 5 Royal Essentials

Mod loader with miscellaneous improvements to the modding possibilities.

Raidou DLC Restoration

Restores Raidou DLC's models and BGM from PS4 version of the game, that were cut in the newest ports.
Contents of the DLC have to be added to the inventory manually through Flow Script or save hacking.

Full DLC Rework

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

P5R Texture Fixes Project

Fixes many texture bugs, leftovers from the PS3 release of the game, typos in backgrounds and more.
Restores unaltered contents that were removed/altered 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.

BetterLetters

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

No All-Out-Attack Fade-In

Removes fade-in effect from the All-Out Attack, that was added in the PC release as a means to accommodate for people with the potential of epileptic seizures.

Colors Flying High Restored

Same as above mod, but for the Colors Flying High.

Fixed Railmap Image Scale

Scales down the railmap textures, to fix unintended zoom-in effect.

Futaba Security Fix

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

Futaba Hair Consistency

Changes the color of Futaba's hair to fit her in-game sprites.

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.

System requirements

Windows
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.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1687950/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1687950) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  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.

References

  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. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Persona 5's Bug Reporting Thread on Steam - last accessed on 2022-10-24
  14. GitHub - ValveSoftware/Proton - Issue #6255 (Persona 5 Royal) - last accessed on 2022-10-22
  15. GitHub - ValveSoftware/Proton - Comment on Issue #6255 (Persona 5 Royal) - last accessed on 2022-10-23
  16. GE-Proton7-38 Released: Added save file fix for Persona 5 Royal - last accessed on 2022-10-26
  17. 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
  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.