Square Enix To Include Xbox As Part Of 'Aggressive' New Multi-Platform Strategy

This is a nice, positive way to kick off a Monday! Square Enix has announced today that the company has entered into a new multiplatform strategy that will aim to "build an environment where more customers can enjoy our titles".

The company says this "aggressive" new strategy will include Xbox as well as Nintendo, PlayStation and PC, and will be applicable for "major franchises and AAA titles including catalog titles" in particular. Here's the quote:

"For HD titles, the Group will aggressively pursue a multiplatform strategy that includes Nintendo platforms, PlayStation, Xbox, and PCs. Especially, in regards to major franchises and AAA titles including catalog titles, it will build an environment where more customers can enjoy our titles.

In addition, it will also devise a platform strategy for SD titles that includes not only iOS and Android, but also the possibility of PC launches. Furthermore, the Group will strive to maximize the acquisition of new users when launching a title and that of recurring users after starting management of game operation."

With any luck, this should mean that the days of console exclusivity for Square Enix titles are coming to an end, and that hopefully includes the recent Final Fantasy titles that are only on PlayStation and PC. Xbox has suffered a rough ride with Square Enix in general over the past few years, so it's great to see things panning out this way now.

Of course, we recently saw the long-awaited arrival of Final Fantasy 14 Online on Xbox just a couple of months ago, and we've still got the likes of Octopath Traveler 2 and Visions of Mana already announced for 2024 as well.

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[source tdnet-pdf.kabutan.jp]