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Square Enix Honcho Promises Flagship Titles Will Stay on PS4 and Xbox One; Never Only on Smartphones

Looking at Square Enix’s recent focus on mobile games, many worried about seeing even the publisher’s biggest franchises shift away from home consoles, but the new President Yosuke Masuda had reassuring words today. He also commented on the PS4 and Xbox One themselves, and on new business models.

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Godmars2903864d ago

What does something like that even mean?

Nevermind that any promise from Square Enix is largely worthless.

Abriael3864d ago

Like the promise to deliver a great game with A Realm Reborn after Final Fantasy XIV?

Oh wait....

Godmars2903864d ago

The thing you're missing/ignoring is how badly they messed up with the initial project, which was FF14. That FF13 has become the controversy its become because Square tried to "fix" it with two sequels while saying they'd done nothing wrong in the first place.

Sorry, while some people can throw more good money after a second effort from a bad first with no real assurances other than "trust us", some of us just can't.

And knowing that FF15 isn't going to be a "traditional" FF, will be more about action and will have at least two direct sequels makes me equally untrustworthy. Nomura or no.

Abriael3864d ago

I can't care the less about what they did with the initial project. They delivered an awesome game now, as they promised, which means you're simply wrong.

also, "while saying they'd done nothing wrong in the first place" is simply utterly false. Funny from someone that accuses them of false promises.

Godmars2903864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

All I can say is that eventually you likely will care after Square goes bankrupt from wasting money on initial bad/lazy efforts, then being surprised when fewer people buy the "corrected" versions or sequels.

When someone so obviously refuses to realize and correct their mistakes, lends too much upon the expectation of good will, its only a matter of time until that good will is used up. And my own patience with them is just gone.

Actually, going back to the original topic, isn't FF14 on PC?

What's the f***ing point of promising "flagship" titles will stay on two specific platforms - when one is already on a third?! MS BS regarding MMO and XBL withstanding.

I mean its only natural that FF15 will hit PC at some point, so why make some empty commitment when something which likely wont be excluded wasn't even mentioned?!

Again, this "promise" Square is making means jack s***. Doesn't even begin to address the issue of quality, the needless obsession with graphical fidelity which has reduced any ability to deliver a story into a pretentious mess, which they sorely need to.

dcj05243864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

A realm reborn is the best MMORPG of 2013 and is a very good game overall. Its only negative is the monthly fee. What were you trying to peove with this comment?

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DigitalRaptor3864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

The promise that Final Fantasy Versus XIII... WHOOPS... I mean XV, will be awesome and still more ambitious than any other FF game in a long time?

Yeah I think Nomura and team has ensured that promise.

maddskull3864d ago

ffxv kingdom hearts 3 and many more great games and smartphones cant handle the greatness of ff

XboxFun3864d ago

Can't wait to play that FF vs. and KH III on the Xbox One. After seeing more and more footage I am actually pumped again for a Final Fantasy game.

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MegaRay3864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

How dare wanting to play ff vs and kh3 on xbone? Ill disagree!
Says a PS fanboys lol, I mean im happy that someone gonna buy those games on xb1, last thing I want is square getting out of business, I mean not before ff vii lol

DigitalRaptor3864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

That's nice for you, it really is. :)

I think Square were destined to go multiplatform for these projects. I always thought this kind of game (FFXV) deserved something more than PS3 as it seemed like it had outgrown that platform even at an early stage. I'm glad Nomura can achieve his ambitious goals more realistically with these platforms now.

We'll see how well Kingdom Hearts does on the Xbone, but I think FFXV will do better on that console than FFXIII did on the 360.

My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante3864d ago

Yeah, I was going to buy FFvs13 when it was coming to PS3 but considering Square-Enix just lies about exclusives all the time and even took the game off of PS3 I'm just going to buy it on Xbox One as well. Sony can't hold on to exclusives anymore and on the off chance that they do, the games get delayed into oblivion.

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christocolus3864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

I didnt enjoy ff13 it almost killed it for me but i really liked the last video of ffxv.it looked really good and the battle scenes looked like something from advent children and i played only kh1 skipped 2 but i will definitly be getting 3...

Magicite3864d ago

I hope they rethink and wont release those games on Xbone, it simply doesnt deserve Japanese greatness.

Max-Zorin3864d ago

It's safe to say you're the type that get kicked out of every lobby regardless of platform. Stay classy.

rainslacker3864d ago

Why would you make this into a console thing? Couldn't you just say you can't wait to play FFXV or KHIII? What does the console have to do with it? If the games are good, they'll be good regardless of platform.

XboxFun3864d ago

making it into a console thing? I could have said that but I didn't, what's the problem?

I have an Xbox One, both games are coming to that system, I can't wait to play it on that system that I have. It's only you and others like you who make out what I said to something it's not.

You and others above you get so hot and bothered with a mention of Xbox One. If you want to turn into something more, be my guest.

rainslacker3864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

That has more to do with your constant need to say how great Xbox is. The fact you never seem impartial at all. Everything you do seems aimed at making everything about Xbox a positive thing. So when it came to those two games, which are multi-plat, I question why you would add in the Xbox part.

If you were more impartial in other places, I wouldn't think twice about it.

DigitalRaptor3863d ago (Edited 3863d ago )

XboxFun

Just admit it. There's no shame in it.

Because based on your comment history and staunch defence for anything and everything Microsoft and Xbox (despite where facts would point otherwise), the addition of the "Xbox One", really proves that you're trying to make a point for that console. There would be no reason to mention and emphasise that console, other than fanboyism to push it in people's noses, so let's not pretend. I've done it before, you did it just now. Let's just open our hearts and be honest.

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tigertron3864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

Never only on smartphones? so I guess we'll still see a load of mobile shovelware with flagship names then.

That said, Agito looks good, wish it was on the Vita though.

Chrono3864d ago

Is it illegal for them to release a few games on smartphones? It's not like they stopped making games for the other consoles. They're actually one of the few companies that release games on ALL consoles, handhelds, PC, etc.

tigertron3864d ago

No, it's not illegal for them to release a few games on smartphones, but I wish it was if it meant SE would focus on making quality titles like FFXV.

Imonaboat13864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

What about Wii u? Oh right it's a last gen hardware so it's getting whats coming to the Ps3/X360 only

KonsoruMasuta3864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

You're right. The WiiU is current gen.

Xbox 360 and PS3 are last gen systems.

Imonaboat13864d ago

No worries i will edit that

Abriael3864d ago

He didn't mention Wii U or Nintendo at all.

Imonaboat13864d ago (Edited 3864d ago )

I know that. i just wanted explained why the Wii u is not getting the same treatment as Xbox one and Ps4 and why he didnt even mention the Wii u in the first place

NihonjinChick3864d ago

Didn't the WiiU get Dragon Quest X?