Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said that PC as a platform is essential to the company. The general policy going forward is to try and get all games on all platforms available.
I'm sure a few Switch owners will be excited about this statement. I figured PC support was the standard these days considering the PS4/XBOX architecture.
If they keep using Unreal Engine 4 it shouldn't be much of an issue to support the Switch.
It is just not about the engine. UE4 also supports mobile games, so you think FFXV can be easily ported to phones?
I'm pretty sure they used the Luminous Engine not Unreal.
I think they might actually mean based on the actual configuration of this system in terms of if it's even powerful enough to run the game, I don't think they mean they're downgrading every last game to run on all systems.
Funny that it took Square Enix so long to discover the PC is a good RPG platform.
FF7 was on PC.
So was 8, I still remember playing the demo multiple times just for the dance scene which was insanely realistic in my eyes then.
Pretty sure Eidos published the PC versions of 7&8.
@wee-yes because it was square that ask them to distribute the game on that platform because at the Time Square Enix had no history of working on that platform.... I don't think you fully understand what publishing actually means Square Enix still owns the intellectual property to Final Fantasy 7 and it was them that were offering another company to distribute the game for them. Regardless of who Square choose as a publisher that's clearly still their decision to put it on PC.
I'm not sure what you mean I would argue that they were supporting PC more than any other Japanese developer regarding RPGs.
Square was one of the first Japanese companies to really embrace PC. Hudson was before them, and were more PC than console for a long time but then PC started to wane for them. Before that there was just some sporadic Japanese support from Sega, Capcom, and occasionally Konami. They've been on PC for a very long time. not all their games, but that usually came down to publishing deals with console makers.
That’s what they’ve been doing since last gen
Then I shall look forward to PC versions of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and The Zodiac Age.
Please put Kingdom Hearts collection on PC square.
I would love it if they did the same for Dragon Quest games too.
Hey, there's a few platforms they haven't ported FF1 onto yet, like my smart fridge.
How smart are we talking? Does it warn you when the milk goes bad?
Laughs at you when you drink bad milk.
I actually believe they do tell you when food expires.
but can it run Crysis?
" Policy Is To Get All Games on Every Platform "As Far As Possible". Your policy should be to get all games on every platform as complete as possible .... on launch.
Agreed. Getting them two years later isn't much of an achievement.
This is great news. I do hope this also means they sort out their PC ports, since NieR is still a bit wonky.
What a joke. Late ports, bad optimization and invasive DRM. That's how Square-Enix really treats the PC platform.
Would be nice to have Neir Automata on Xbox
It’d be nicer if JRPGs sold well enough on Xbox consoles to warrant putting more of them on the platforms
I think some JRPGs sold decently on the Xbox 360 which had a larger install base.
Nier isn’t a typical RPG
Nier isn't a traditional JRPG.
Would be nice if they fixed the PC version before attempting to release it elsewhere
thats good news, FF7 on all platforms please!
Expect a time exclusive for PS4 and eventually it'll make it's way onto other platforms. Sometimes I would prefer devs to release it at different times for each platform to ensure a good quality port on all of them.
I actually think they mean the statement only four games that actually made sense to be on all platforms. Trust me you're never going to hear any single third-party publisher come out and have an ironclad policy to put games on every single platform that's as stupid as it gets and a sure-fire way to head that company straight towards bankruptcy.
Although it wasn't amazing by any means, I still really enjoyed FFXV and I'll probably give it another play through on PC when it eventually releases.
Give me every game released this gen on Switch and I will be happy. FFX-X2, FFXII, FFXV, KH 1.5-2.5, Nier Automata.
Why not just release a big ass Final Fantasy collection ? Also is the Final Fantasy 7 remake timed exclusive based on this quote hehe
Just waiting on FF12 ..
Bullfucking shit! EA, Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard reported the following earnings for 2016 (and these 3 have the biggest dickus in the buisness not you SEnil) - EA PC/mobile ~300mill Console ~1,300mill (4:1) Ubisoft ~84% via console (5:1) ~14% via PC ~2% others Activision&Blizz ~2,500mill via console ~2,200mill via pc (WoW 20mill. players?, Hearthstone 40mill. players?, Diablo 3 10mill. players? other MMO(RPGS)) ~1,400mill via Mobile (KING) Stop the FUD! PC ain´t worth jackshit, for each sold console copy you can "give" up to 3x pc copies for free. If the 3 big dickus make considerably more with their console divisions ... means you either SE are not selling/doing well in the console space or ; ... i mean if you brag about selling Tomb Raider for $9 on the ukraine store once it launched .. no wonder you reached 10mill. sold copies. #ENIX-GET-THE-FUCK-OUT-WHILE- YOU-STILL-CAN!!! #RESCUE-DRAGON-QUEST!! When even Indies start to give up on steam, due its infinite amount of shite getting greenlit ... no one gives a wet fart. Steam was and still is just a platform for whales to collect their digital copies for some fucked up reason. Like this fella here and he is not the only one ... /shrug https://steamdb.info/calcul... Games owned : 20,300 Games not played : 19,711
So not a PC fan then?
That´s your conclusion? That i must be not a fan of X, so it must suck. All i said was that the PC>ain´t profitable AT ALL for $30 and higher priced titles (minor one or two exceptions every decade). Unless the numbers shown/shared by EA and Co. are false .. they are not making any dough on the PC, doubt SE will be doing more than those 3 aforementioned. Has nothing to do, about what i like, drink, shit or eat and what the colors of my panties are. Don´t jump the gun so fast ... when out of the $38bill. made last year (PC market) roughly 30bill come from F2P/Microtransanctions and of these close to 20bill. come from China alone ... the AAA PC market is ded.
I asked a question about your preferences and did not make a statement about them , I jumped no gun but I think someone has.
If they can pull FFXV for Switch, it could be a pretty big deal for Japan.
normally i don't comment but i still wait Nier Automata patch on pc as your promises dum square sit http://www.dsogaming.com/ne... square is no more square
Where is ma Final Fantasy XII
Should be the goal of every developer. I applaud them.
So that's why the remasters are PS4-only. Nice. :D
Of course. A game 10 years in the making will do they. They need to make up that money somehow. lol
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