Square Enix

Update: In response to Bloomberg's report, Square Enix has issued a statement to confirm that it "does not consider selling off the company or any part of its businesses," and has not received an offer from any third party.

"Bloomberg has reported today that there is interest from several buyers to acquire Square Enix. However, this report is not based on any announcement by SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

We do not consider selling off the company or any part of its businesses, nor have we received any offer from any third party to acquire the company or any part of its businesses."

Original story: A new report via Bloomberg Japan says "several" parties have shown interest in buying the Japanese game company Square Enix.

This information comes from two bankers "familiar with the matter", who were quoted by the finance news platform CTFN. It's not clear if this purchase would be Square Enix's gaming sector or the company as a whole.

Some of its most recently published games include Outriders, Balan Wonderworld and Marvel's Avengers.

If this is true, there's a chance that one of the interested parties could be Microsoft, as Xbox head Phil Spencer has mentioned time and time again how the company wants to improve its relations with the Japanese market.

In saying this, a number of industry analysts have noted how this may not necessarily mean anything is happening.

Who do you think these potential buyers might be? Think we'll see Square Enix snapped up anytime soon? Tell us below.

[source bloomberg.co.jp, via twitter.com]