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Square Enix Will Make Its AAA Games Multiplatform Going Forward

Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix has published a new medium-term business plan that will see all of its AAA games go multiplatform moving forward. The company previously struck deals with Sony for the PlayStation exclusivity of some of its biggest releases like Final Fantasy VII Remake and Rebirth, Forspoken and Final Fantasy XVI. In the new business plan, the company outlines a multiplatform approach that will hopefully lead to “long-term growth.”

As reported by Video Games Chronicle, Square Enix’s new medium-term business plan includes making its future AAA games multiplatform going forward, meaning there’s less of a chance that future releases will have some form of exclusivity to a specific platform. The plan says Square Enix will “aggressively pursue a multiplatform strategy that includes Nintendo platforms, PlayStation, Xbox and PC.”

By pushing this new strategy, Square Enix believes it will “build an environment where more customers can enjoy our titles in regards to major franchises and AAA titles, including catalogue titles.”

To address the elephant in the room, it’s unclear what this means for Final Fantasy VII Remake and Rebirth which have yet to launch on Nintendo or Xbox platforms. Remake is also available on PC. Reading between the lines, it sounds like Square Enix might port these titles over to other consoles, assuming there aren’t any strict conditions in its contract with PlayStation.

This is also excellent news for Xbox players who might’ve missed out on the publisher’s major releases in the past, so there’s hope for games like Final Fantasy XVI to arrive on Xbox Series X/S after all.

Earlier this year, Square Enix revealed that it would be shifting its priorities from delivering quantity to quality titles. “The market is increasingly polarised between blockbuster and indie titles, but I feel that we have developed many titles that fell somewhere in the middle,” said Square Enix CEO Takashi Kiryu. “I want to make clearer distinctions going forward.”

Source: Video Games Chronicle

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