Square Enix are currently looking to recruit staff who will be part of the core members for a new studio that will focus on RPGs for consoles. Inside Games shares more details about the recruitment page that was recently put up by Square Enix.
Sony needs to build a studio that will do that too! the PS3 didn't start getting RPGs till well into its 5th - 8th year. This gen needs to have major JRPGs from the onset for both PS4 and XBO. Good to see Square forming new studio just to handle Console RPGs... Its time for them to get back to basics
I really don't see why Sony haven't made an RPG focused studio yet. I really would like to see what an open world game similar to Skyrim would look like if it was made taking full advantage of the PS4. They could have two teams, one makes a similar western RPG and the other makes classic JRPGs
The Wild Arms series was originally a Sony-backed project. As was Legend of Dragoon. Mind you that was the PS1 era with RPG - JRPG - mechanics falling into a rut during the PS2 era which then, with the rise of FPS and COD, caused them to fall well off the radar. Aside from Skyrim and Fallout, which are pretty much FPS. Sony did try to do something with White Knight Chronicles, but that fell on its face because it was both rushed and its story was too generic.
You guys make all great points. One of my favorite genres are ARPG and i would be in heaven if Sony made a studio specifically for that. There are no other games that have as much replay value and value in general. Imagine some of the ice team working with the studio to make killer rpgs! Man that would be insane! Im still waiting for GG Sci Fi RPG, im dying to see how that looks and what it entails.
Square Enix and rpg's oh my . @tuggogt lol you are still with saLes ? lol lol . since when do sales determine somethings glory? Justin Bieber, sold more than Tech9, this means justin has more talent more skills? because he sold more ?? lol S A L E S EXPOSED .): . awwww cheer up . soon you will feel better (: bayonetta is a hack and slash ? whatever makes you feel better !! hahaa p.s. maybe soon ps4 will have a more challenging game than The Wonderful 101 for wiiU, let alone DKTF . heh heh .there has to be one in the PS game of the month library no ? lol lol lol lol . and maybe soon, sony will make better more inventive games than nintendo . maybe wiiU kicking assss! dont be mad . lol
Agreed! Sony need to build a new studio which only focuses on making great JRPG's. Maybe they could start a new team in Japan Studio as they already have 5-6 separate dev teams in there already! The PS3 was starved of JRPG's, a cornerstone of the PS1 and PS2 was the brilliant JRPGs they had to offer. If Sony can somehow bring this back on the PS4, forget the rest of the world for the moment but Japan would go crazy, especially considering how console sales are very slow there....
"If Sony can somehow bring this back on the PS4, forget the rest of the world for the moment but Japan would go crazy," If they can do JRPGs RIGHT, the WHOLE WORLD will go crazy.
Funny. Wasn't SE established to do just that? SE, consider this an open letter -- a short one at that: Just create an amazing JRPG and you're back to business. Sure, you can make it revolutionary, playful, or what have you. Just don't create a JRPG with the West in mind; otherwise, your game gets stuck between W and J + RPG. SE, wanna know why Persona is higher than FFXV in the latest Japanese poll for the 10 most anticipated JRPGs? Because 1) It's a good combination of new and traditional, and 2) IT'S A GOOD GAME! On the side note: If Bravely Default gets a console release, I'd buy it. But wasn't BD created by a dev that's not SE?
SE's fault is that they've become too focused on aesthetics, and marketing. Sell the look and designs of a game, and they can merchandise crap off to the fans. Story has become worthless to them. Game mechanics, aside from being in between cutscenes, have become worthless to them. They need good writers, good involving stories, which then need to be well integrated into an actual game. Not made into CG movies between one.
Thats what I was thinking. Do the have a studio thats making RPGs just for PC that I'm unaware of?
Well when square-enix announces an actual release date I bet it will take back the #1 spot in Japan. It was the #1 spot for the longest time but with very few updates, no release date and been in development for a long time caused it to go down in rank a little.
Shamelessly stolen from neogaf... Now they can finally start development of FFXV
finally Square Focus On Console , but don't forget the PC . i hope we see VAGRANT STORY AND PARASITE EVE sooner . i miss those epic games so much .
I'd really like some sequels or new installments from Square that are based on the Playstation classics. http://www.listal.com/list/... ^^^ This is the kind of support the Playstation 4 needs. Hell, i'd be content with just a Legend of Dragoon sequel.
They need a White Knights Chronicles type rpg that you can play with peeps online. Hell, make a rpg action game that you can go online and level and find loot! Toukiden is an awesome type game like this. But let it go into serious detail like WKC.
We don't need announcements for announcements. Square Enix can gtfo out of the gaming industry for all I care. http://i.imgur.com/ptfSmXw....
This wasn't an announcement; they're just hiring.
Just finish one of your current projects! Final Fantasy 15 may be the first game in development for 15 years.
Let me guess the name of the studio: Please Be Excited
Asking a serious question, please no dumb responses, do Sony make any RPG games, make as in their studios make it, or they do what Nintendo did have Mistwalker make The Last Story for them, I know microsoft did that with Mistwalker to get those games they made for them, but other then that, I do not think Microsoft make RPG games either, I could be wrong, so keep it honest no fan boy stuff, do Sony and Microsoft make RPG games ? Nintendo got a few Paper Mario, Xenoblade, Baten Kaitos, Last Story, Pokemon, the other pokemon game that plays like Final Fantasy Tactics,The Last Story, theres more I cant remember all right now, oh yeah, fire emblem
I don't know about Microsoft, so far i only seen them as publisher for Lost Oddyssey and Blue Dragon. But for Sony, yes they published, fully made by their 1st party, and co-developed with other companies. - 100% by sony studios: Legend of Dragoon Legend of Legaia - Co-developed with other companies: Okage: Shadow King Demon's Souls Bloodborne Deep Down Wild Arms 3 Rogue Galaxy Soul Sacrifices Arc the Lad series - As publisher Beyond the Beyond FF VII FF Tactics Saga Frontier Oreshika (Over My Dead Body) 1 & 2 Wild Arms 1,2,4,5,XF Dark Cloud 1 & 2 Jeanne D'Arc I must be miss some titles, so feel free to correct me.
co developed is like bayonetta 2, Metroid Other M, Hyrule Warriors and etc where nintendo help make it publisher would be like Nintendo publishing Bravely Default which Square made so if I am understanding that right then they really do not make RPG games only a game here and there, they only did 2 by them selves, and the rest co developed......I do count the publish ones not even for Nintendo since they did not make the games, only publish it so other regions of the world can get to play it since the original makers did not want to bring the games over........ so since they barely make RPG games......what Genre is sony focus at, meaning what genre do they make most of their games that came from them or co developed by them, if the other video game genres list look the same, then Sony would have some big problems if 3rd party left them one day.....at least with Gamecube....Nintendo never lost money on it instead they made more money each year, and they survive in that generation alone not a single loss
"co developed is like bayonetta 2, Metroid Other M, Hyrule Warriors and etc where nintendo help make it" Yes, the co-developed list that i wrote is like that. Sony and Level-5, From Soft etc form a partnership to make games and usually the IP owned by sony. "publisher would be like Nintendo publishing Bravely Default which Square made" Yes but Bravely Default not Nintendo IP's. Because usually sony also funds the project like Wild Arms, Beyond the Beyond, Dark Cloud, and Jeanne D'Arc because it's Sony IP, but their studio doesn't involve with the developement process. "so if I am understanding that right then they really do not make RPG games only a game here and there, they only did 2 by them selves, and the rest co developed" They produced RPG but let say RPG isn't a big primary focus for sony compare to companies like Square-Enix, Atlus, Falcom, or NIS did. "what Genre is sony focus at, meaning what genre do they make most of their games that came from them or co developed by them" So far i knew, sony never focused too much on one genre. They tried all genre. From FPS (Killzone), Racing (GT, Tourist Trophy, Driveclub, Motorstorm, Wipeout), Platformer (Ape Escape, Sly Cooper, Ratchet & Clank), Rhytm RPG (Patapon), Action-adventure (Uncharted, Jak & Daxter, ICO, SotC), Survival horror (TloU, Siren, Until Dawn), puzzle platform with shared content (LBP), 3rd person shooter/stealth (Syphon Filter, Socom), combat racing (Twisted Metal), hack & slash (God of War), turn-based card games (Eye of Judgement), Puzzle (Echochrome), rhtym games (Parappa, Vib Ribbon, Singstar), interactice drama (Heavy Rain, Beyond 2 Souls), monster hunting (Freedom Wars), F2P (Destiny of Spirits), open world superheroes (inFamous), etc. They even made games like Mr Mosquito, The Last Guy, or Tokyo Jungle that i find it difficult to put on any genre. You can check the rest in here http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... "if the other video game genres list look the same, then Sony would have some big problems if 3rd party left them one day" With all IP's and 1st/2nd party in sony disspossal, i think they can survive IF some day all 3rd party left them. But i find that hard to believe for 3rd party to left sony. The last thing 3rd party can do is to make their games multiplat with sony consoles. Sony already sold 400+ million PS consoles worldwide and build a big fanbase this past 20 years. It is very hard for 3rd party to left sony, let alone ignore them. "Nintendo never lost money on it instead they made more money each year, and they survive in that generation alone not a single loss" I can't comment on this because i never followed nintendo financial. But i heard last year they made a big loss and last month they need to fired hundreds of nintendo europe staff, cmiiw.
This makes us happy. We hope for some great games to come out from this.
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