Square-Enix wants to ‘aggressively’ pursue Switch development, says multiplaform games ‘not impossible’

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 23:45 GMT

A series of tweets from tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki have provided some interesting quotes from Square Enix’s second quarter earnings briefing.

Mochizuki posted several interesting facts – Nier Automata has sold 2 million copies (hence a new one being in development), and there are no plans to release more games before the end of the fiscal year (ending March), meaning that Project Octopath Traveler (which has a great demo available now) and the Switch version of Dragon Quest 11, neither of which have firm release dates, will likely release after this.

More interesting, though, are Square Enix’s comments on the Switch, which it says has a similar architecture to the PS4 and Xbox One.

This is interesting, because we know that Square Enix has been looking into how to bring Final Fantasy 15 to Switch. Could we see the full version on the machine at some point?

Square Enix also suggested that the Switch was the perfect console for ‘middle-range’ games, which it is ‘good at making’. It’s a little less clear what this statement means, exactly, but it looks like the company will be ‘aggressively’ pursuing Switch development.

Furthermore, the company is looking into the possibility of reviving old IP for the system. Chrono Trigger, please?

All of this suggests that we’ll see more games from Square Enix in the future.

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