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Square Enix aiming for “openness and transparency”

Square Enix went through some major restructuring in the wake of a disappointing FY2013, and European CEO Phil Rogers says more has changed than a few job titles.

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  • Tomb Raider sequel for next-gen is "well into development"

    A Tomb Raider sequel for next-gen is “well into development” as part of its re-commitment to triple-A development, according to Square Enix .

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  • CoreOnline is Square's way of coping with industry's "transformational period," says Wada

    Square Enix president and CEO Yoichi Wada has a digital plan in place with CoreOnline should consoles become a thing of the past “in the next five years or so.”

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  • Square to open new Montreal studio, first project is Hitman

    Square Enix has announced it’s to open a brand new studio in Montreal alongside the currently-existing Eidos Montreal.

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  • Sony: Vita could be used as PS3 controller

    PlayStation Vita could be used to become a Wii U-like controller for PlayStation 3 content, Sony said recently at Develop.

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  • Sony explains PS Vita's online features

    Sony has unleashed lots of new information regarding Playstation Vita’s online modes Near, Party, LiveArea and Activity.

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  • Battlestations dev Eidos Hungary shut down last year, says Square Enix

    Square Enix Europe CEO Phil Rogers has confirmed that it shut down the developer of the Battlestations series Eidos Hungary.

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  • Batman ships 2.5 million units

    Square said today that Batman: Arkham Asylum has so far shipped 2.5 million copies. The company, understandably, is pleased. “Batman: Arkham Asylum is one of the stand-out games this year,” said Eidos CEO Phil Rogers. “I’ve been following the great reviews and consumer blogs and I’m delighted that gamers everywhere love playing this game as […]

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  • Former Eidos execs to lead Square Enix Europe

    Square Enix and Eidos announced that former Square Enix executive Doug Bone is the new sales director at Square Europe and Eidos’ Jon Brooke is now the marketing director. Larry Sparks, still VP of Eidos, will handle Square’s Japanese titles in Europe while Mike Sherlock, co-Chief Executive Officer, will handle marketing, pubic relations ans sales […]

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  • Eidos name dropped from publishing, Square pulls rank in Europe and US

    It was bound to happen sometime. Eidos owner Square Enix has decided to form a new European entity in Square Enix Europe, to be headed up by current Eidos CEO Phil Rogers – a move which will result in the Eidos publishing brand being “vapourised”. The amalgamation will result in job losses although precise numbers […]

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  • Wada - Square to be top 10 "player" in global entertainment

    Square Enix super-chief Yoichi Wada has dreams. Big dreams. Forget games: he wants the publisher to be one of the biggest names in global entertainment. “Our goal is to become one of the top ten players in the world’s media and entertainment industry,” he said, talking in an interview on the firm’s site. “Since the […]

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  • Eidos six-month financials show dramatic cut in losses

    Eidos showed heartening results for the six months ending December today, with revenues increased 26 percent and losses dramatically reduced compared to the previous period. Sales were up to £80.3 million for the half-year period, compared to £63.4 million the previous year Losses fell from £81.4 million in 2007 to just £1 million in 2008. […]

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  • SCi "ready to talk" on new IP

    New SCi CEO Phil Rogers reckons Eidos is on the look-out for new IP – despite having just binned 14 games. “We have a full complement; we have fantastic franchises, next-gen titles, Wii and DS titles, casual and mobile games and we are developing some incredible game technology,” he said in an interview with MCV. […]

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