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.
Most interesting to me: Capcom/Nintendo - no ans Konami - top secret Sony - 'The PlayStation platform will expand'
By Square's answers they're dead as a JRPG maker. Officially and by their own words that is.
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.
>who cares about JRPGs anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watc... There's my reaction to that, seriously, JRPGs are the best kind of games, what kind of drugs are you on?
People who want to play them? See them develop and mature as medium instead of just languish, wither and die on old tropes?
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.
than go back and relive the 1999 lol, this is 2013
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.......?
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