Japanese game makers discuss strategies for 2013

via Gamatsu:

They’re doing it again. Famitsu this week has a feature including interviews with all of the biggest game publishers and developers on their strategies for 2013. Each publisher was asked three questions. Find their answers below.

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Emilio_Estevez1899d ago (Edited 1899d ago )

Most interesting to me:

Capcom/Nintendo - no ans
Konami - top secret
Sony - 'The PlayStation platform will expand'

Godmars2901899d ago

By Square's answers they're dead as a JRPG maker.

Officially and by their own words that is.

luoshuigui1899d ago

Who cares about JRPGs anyway, SquareEnix, if being regarded as a publisher, is the best Japanese game company in recent years, DeusEx, Sleeping Dogs, Just Cause 2, Hitman, the fantastic looking new Tomb Raider and the upcoming Thief4.
In fact, i think SE has the best game portfolios in this console generation among all other Japanese companies.

Greyslash1898d ago

>who cares about JRPGs anyway.

There's my reaction to that, seriously, JRPGs are the best kind of games, what kind of drugs are you on?

Godmars2901898d ago

People who want to play them? See them develop and mature as medium instead of just languish, wither and die on old tropes?

majiebeast1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

Microsoft Japan
1) We want existing and new users’ fun to be tied together and spread out across the year.
2) Xbox will create new values that strengthen the brand. Windows 8 and Smart phone coordination is planned. Expect a year where users cannot turn off the Xbox.

You cant turn something off, you never turned on in the first place ;)

Square enix just die after Versus and sell your IP's to LVL5.

luoshuigui1898d ago

than go back and relive the 1999 lol, this is 2013

Inception1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

Personally, i want to see more games from colaboration between japanese (video game) developer / publisher. I mean not just some cross over character game like Namco x Capcom or SF X Tekken, but full fledged game such as Ni no Kuni (Lvl 5/Studio Ghibli), Liberation Maiden (Lvl5/Grasshoper/Studio Bones), MGR: Revengeance (Konami/P*), or Persona 4 Arena (Atlus/Arc System Works). Those games have great potential & quality that born from collaboration between the company. And i can't imagine if Atlus, NIS, Falcom, and Lvl 5 can work together to produce a unique game that gamers can play and remember for long time. Or what if Sony Japan (Team Ico) can have a collaboration with Nintendo to produce a unique game for their consoles?

Yeah, i knew it's impossible. But man can dream right?

Btw from the article:
"Square Enix
1) Shift to online service.
2) Preparing to establish MMO and social games and strengthen IPs.
3) Expect a lot of packaged software and online mobile titles."

Ok SE, good luck with your focus on MMO, social games, and mobile. But i'm still waiting for versus, bravely default (eng ver), ff type 0 (eng ver), and ff x HD. So...don't forget those game okay.......?