The upcoming role-play video game for Nintendo Switch, Shin Megami Tensei V, has not been cancelled despite persistent rumors to the contrary, their team confirmed. Although its release date is still not known, a Reddit user emailed Atlus, whose customer service rep replied that, "Any rumors about SMTV being cancelled are made up." Still, not a single hint about when the supposedly biggest RPG for Switch could drop.
First reported by VGCultureHQ, Reddit user u/Someguy12121 posted a screenshot of the supposed conversation with a representative of Atlus who confirms the game is "still being worked on." While this reply is enough to inspire new hope in already desperate fans, it still would be nice if the company would come forward with occasional tweets or blog posts to update the community on the game's progress. The team has been typically silent for ages now, not revealing anything more than "the team is still working hard," that there will be "no compromises" on making the game as good as possible, and that news would be shared "when the time is right."
A big part of why the game seems to be taking so long is the fact that it had been teased at a very early stage of production as development had just started. Of course, it may be even more interesting to blame eldritch forces: Yamai said in 2018 that there have been strange incidents with PCs not working properly, which, combined with the fact that the game features a plethora of demons, could make any superstitious person wary. Or maybe you don't have to be superstitious at all. Maybe the demons are our desire to have the game out ASAP.