It’s almost the new year, and it’s time for promises. The new President and CEO of Square Enix Yosuke Matsuda made his pledge before entering his first full year at the helm in an interview on Famitsu.
In the future we’ll keep developing the games we’ve always done. I’m thinking of Square Enix’s “memorable games,” I want to continue releasing those.
He then further explained what he meant with “memorable games:”
I think Square Enix is known for releasing “memorable games.” We established our style in RPGs with Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. The Taito group has developed the original arcade game Space Invaders. Our Eidos group, that is also behind the original Tomb Raider action adventure, has been a pioneer in a new style combining RPG and FPS with Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Thief will be released next year, and the original title was also an excellent work of stealth action. I think in this way the Square Enix group has built, regardless of platform, a style of game for each era. Since the appearance of Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy many RPGs have been released. I want to create many more games like that.
Sounds like a plan Matsuda-san, just keep em on actual gaming-dedicated platforms and not on smartphones, ok?