Square Enix games are multiplatform going forward

May 13, 2024 by No Comments

Square Enix announced in its financial earnings call that it will release its games as multiplatform moving forward rather than exclusive to one console.

The move to multiplatform is part of Enix’s new strategy, Which is stated, “The group aggressively pursues a multiplatform strategy that includes Nintendo platforms, PlayStation, Xbox and PC. Especially for major franchises and AAA titles, including catalog titles, this builds an environment where more customers can enjoy our titles.

Under the same changes in strategy, the publisher’s shift from “quantity” to quality is also described.

“The Group will continue to shift from quantity to quality as its medium and long-term philosophy for the DE segment’s portfolio. To that end, it first works to establish the right portfolio, striking a balance between a “product-out” approach that most reflects the imaginations of its employees and a “market-in” approach that leverages the voices of consumers. Data to inform development efforts. It strives for a regular launch cadence, focusing its development efforts and investments on a product with significant potential to be loved by consumers for years to come.

The change in strategy has already resulted in the cancellation of several games, which do not agree with Square Enix’s new approach.

As the industry consolidates and games become more expensive, it’s not hard to see why Square Enix would want to broaden the number of platforms it releases its games on. With consoles like the Nintendo Switch 2 expected to launch in the spring of 2025, it’s not hard to see where Square is going with its new strategy — and it’s one that’s likely to be followed across the industry.

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