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Submitted by Abriael 767d ago | news

Yoichi Wada is Still High in the Ranks of Square Enix, Now Chairman of the Board of Directors

Yoichi Wada is a controversial figure in the game industry. That’s why when his resigning as President and Representative Director of Square Enix was hailed by many with Joy and by a few with a bit of melancholy.

Looks like, despite his resignation, he didn't go too far, and will be able to watch from an executive position the rebirth of Final Fantasy XIV, that he stubbornly supported. (Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Industry, PC, PS3, PS4, Square Enix, Yoichi Wada)

Smurf1  +   767d ago
@Abriael, Do you spend all day on GAF or what? Haha.
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Prcko  +   767d ago
probably owner of dualshockers
it's easy to get top stories when you own a site :)
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Smurf1  +   767d ago
Yup.
Abriael  +   767d ago
Not really owner, I'm just the news editor.
Need4Game  +   767d ago
SQUARE ENIX will Make FINAL FANTASY XV & KINGDOM HEARTS 3 an Action-MMORPG.

You've been warned.
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Abriael  +   767d ago
@Need4Game: because he makes them, rite.
DragonKnight  +   767d ago
@Need4Game: You've been trolling that forever. It's not going to happen. You've been owned.
3-4-5  +   767d ago
@ Need ...You act like that is a bad thing.
kalkano  +   767d ago
@3-4-5

It most definitely is.
yewles1  +   767d ago
...isn't that more of a promotion?
Abriael  +   767d ago
Not necessarily a promotion, while the president has more of an executive role, the chairman of the board has more a vigilance and control role.
King-Prodigy-X  +   767d ago
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

Disagrees are from Wada.
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r21  +   767d ago
Oh no....he's back...for more Lightning Saga D:
Oneirous  +   767d ago
Dat avatar! Reflects your message perfectly.
r21  +   767d ago
Hahaha it kinda does. Its Toph from the Avatar comics btw :)
araman  +   767d ago
I'm ok with this as long as he's not making major decisions. Keep that man away from 15 and KH3.
Inception  +   767d ago
I think his the one who made the decision to change versus name into XV and gone multiplat for both XV & KH 3.
tarbis  +   767d ago
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! WHY ISN'T THIS GUY GONE???!!! Just when we thought the Squeenix ship is gonna get saved. Now, it's gonna sink much faster now. >_<
DragonKnight  +   767d ago
What they need to do now is get rid of Toriyama.
e-p-ayeaH  +   767d ago
As long he´s not the president i think they will be fine.
Need4Game  +   766d ago
Since Yoichi Wada is now Chairman of SQUARE ENIX here's my thorough analysis of its future Games. Intellectual Refutation are Welcome.

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FINAL FANTASY XV(15) will be made into an Action-MMORPG + 60 hours Ofline Single-Player Game.

Key Points Why FINAL FANTASY XV(FF15) will be made into an Action-MMORPG;

1. Tetsuya Nomura talks about Online feature of FF15,
http://www.siliconera.com/2...

2. Tomb Raider(2013) which have Multiplayer, but did not met SQUARE ENIX sales Expectation,
http://www.ign.com/articles...
This raise the Question, How big the "Multiplayer" has to be to meet SQUARE ENIX sales expectation?

3. DRAGON QUEST X is an MMORPG.

4. Yoichi Wada, ex-CEO of SQUARE ENIX, who is the supporter of remaking FINAL FANTASY XIV(FF14) which nearly Bankrupted SQUARE ENIX, is now SQUARE ENIX Chairman.
http://www.jp.square-enix.c...

5. SQUARE ENIX needs Financial Recovery.
http://www.bloomberg.com/qu...

6. Final Fantasy XI MMORPG is the most Profitable Final Fantasy.
http://www.ign.com/articles...

7. FINAL FANTASY XV can attract-more-Funding, if its an MMORPG
(Which they currently really lacks).
More Funding can helps Fulfill Fans expectation for 60+ hours of Quality Offline Single-Player Gameplay in a Massive World.

8. KINGDOM HEARTS 3 has to Bigger & Better than FINAL FANTASY XV.
FINAL FANTASY XV MMORPG can generate revenue through micro-transaction & which will fund constant improvements of gameplay mechanics, graphics, quest, story and more.
All the Money & Experience accumulated from the constantly-improving world of FF15-Action-MMORPG will greatly help KINGDOM HEARTS 3 development.
More funding, more Staff, means faster development. We could expect KINGDOM HEARTS 3 in 2016.

The Question is,

Why Not, How can SQUARE ENIX not, Add Action-MMORPG components into the Massive world of FINAL FANTASY XV

to

Financially save SQUARE ENIX from Bankruptcy

and

Secure the Future for Kingdom Hearts 3 ?
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