Square Enix will be focusing this year on Mobile games rather than on console games
It's official this might be my last console generation. All the Japanese companies are slowly bowing out if they haven't already Edit: o I know square,atlus and to an extent capcom are delivering this gen it's just with the way things are heading especially in their homeland they might not see a reason to really stay which is quite a terrible thought
SE is not in danger (+50% profit ) and SE also has tons of ps4 games comming soon . More than they had at the ps3 era anyway .
Yes they are making mobile games. But I also know for a fact they have multiple AAA PS4 exclusives in the works, even from their western studios.
So dramatic, you realize they do have PS4 exclusives to announce at their panel for E3?
@Blackleg-sanji It's official you do not know what you are talking about. There are so many JRPG's coming out for PS4 that Square Enix leaving barely makes a difference. Square is still releasing Star Ocean, FF15, the expansion to 14 Kingdom Hearts 3 and probably other games that I am not aware of. Square Enix has been in the shitter for the past couple of years. They weren't making great games and were being too influenced by the western style games. So can you be specific instead of saying "ALL" the companies are going mobile? Have you been living under a rock these past few months? There has been so many JRPG's announcments that I lost track of them
Theres more JRPGS coming in the beginning of this generation on PS4, than on the entire last generation. Consoles are here to stay, they might change and become something like Nvidia shield tv or playstation tv for streamed games only but they arent going anywhere. You sould like those guys during PS3 and 360 era "consoles are dead" and now take a look at ps4 and x1 sales.
Looks at install base for mobile - laughs. considering nearly everyone has a phone and people of all ages play these games, the market and profit potential is huge. So you will be an idiot for not tapping into this market.I think mainstream gamers perception into mobile not too good as it's always a bad thing when someone mentions mobile. Frankly do not find it as bad if games developed are good, I mean nintendo going mobile we might see good handheld quality games. Doesn't mean their entirely focused on mobile. Plus those emulators, lot of people playing classic GBA, SNES and PSX games on tablet and mobile. I am quite a gamer and can see this appeal. I ended up having chrono trigger and cross on my mobile because these games were never released in my region and don't think they intend too as well; control wise it not bad considering turned base combat. Playing on the train while going to work is fun! We see alot of porting of mainstream games to mobile too. So the market is there but just what appeals to you.
Considering we just got this article, http://n4g.com/news/1725120... And with Sega focusing on mobile, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of other Japanese companies go this route also (Konami). But the end of consoles? Naw, I don't think it'll go that far, but we will see less games from these big name Japanese company's.
Where is the indication that we'll see less games from them? So far, I see quite a few titles from Square-Enix on the horizon; even if they ARE going to focus more heavily on mobile, that doesn't mean- idiots that they are- that they'll be making LESS games for more traditional platforms.
@Spotie What has Square made in terms of games for consoles, NOT published mind you, games they developed themselves? So far we have had Final Fantasy 13, 1 thru 3. Upcoming is Kingdom Hearts and another FF(vs.) game, not to mention a some recycled FF remasters. I hardly call that that quite a few. Especially compared to their yester years when they had the Mana series, Chrono series, FF, Parasite Eve and other titles they used to release even more often. Square appears to be sticking with their most popular franchises. A lot of this can be contributed to longer dev times that requires a higher budget so they can't afford to take big risks with new IP's. This isn't the case with mobile and this is why a lot of Japanese companys (and western) have moved a lot of their titles to mobile (which includes portable handhelds).
The Last Remnant is the other game they developed last gen.
* Don't worry. That market is flooded with trash checklist distraction apps. Once they realize their fans aren't buying as many of their mobile games as they thought, they will have to fire the CEO, and bring in a new person. This will signal their shift back to consoles in time for the next Xbox, Nintendo,Sony console. Whoever is in charge at SE isn't in touch with the gamers and what they want to spend their money on. They are chasing people who don't even like games, but just want to tap on some jewels for 12 minutes while waiting in line at Target. * SE here is how you make a lot of money. * Dragon Quest 11 for Xbox One,PS4,Wii U * Dragon Quest 12 for New 3DS XL/Vita * Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 3 for 3DS/Vita. * Final Fantasy Tactics for PS4/Xbox One/Wii U * Bravely Second 3DS - US Localization * Dragon Quest 7 & 8 3DS - Localization All of those would turn a profit. Your welcome.
"It's official this might be my last console generation. All the Japanese companies are slowly bowing out if they haven't already" Just as well then that the console industry no longer revolves around japan. Japanese devs may be cutting down/pulling out of AAA console development but the sun is shining in the west. Consoles are selling more than ever and we still have plenty of witchers, Mass effects and the rest to look forward to. I think scenarios like bayonetta scalebound and bloodborne will be more common where MS, sony or nintendo will have to fund japanese AAA games themselves. There are all kinds of reasons for how we ended up here. But that's a whole other topic.
Well thinks for not eating me alive like everyone else like Ima well know troll or something maybe I should have put an /s when I said this my last console but I will say as an RPG heavy fan it is disappointing to see Japan back away from consoles alil
While you are correct about quality games coming from the West as of late, there is still something about Japanese made games that people tend to like more. Especially people that have been gaming for a long time and kno what kind of games and innovations Japan is responsible for. I love both Eastern and Western made games but for different reasons. I'll give an example. My favorite genre is Hack n' Slash and while I really do love God of War, I would play Devil May Cry over it any day of the week. I love God of War for it's story and production but Devil May Cry definitely has the superior gameplay for me.
There's still Star Ocean, Kingdom Hearts and FF XV coming.
Tomb Raider, Just Cause, and Deus Ex ,DQ11,DQH , DQH2, Saga , FF Dissidia , FF Type-1 and maybe even more .
True that! All those too!
And Dragon Quest: Heroes and FF7:HD on ps4
What year is this? 2010? Good luck SE. We'll see you back focusing on consoles in a year or two when you see mobile's hit it's plateau.
+49% profit and tons of consol games comming soon : FF XV ,Star Ocean, Kingdom Hearts , Tomb Raider, Just Cause, and Deus Ex ,DQ11,DQH , DQH2, Saga , FF Dissidia , FF Type-1 , Lord Of Vermillion Arena , Life is Strange and many more . SE isn't leaving anytime soon .
Its not about "plateaus" with mobile gaming. Its just about getting people to pay/give money for the F2P model.
Mobile gaming will burst the bubble next year, so yeah good luck with that. Im sure we, the "basement dwellers and couch potatoes" that made you what you are today are surely going to support your mobile freemium games.
They have a lot of AAA consol games in the work : FF XV ,Star Ocean, Kingdom Hearts , Tomb Raider, Just Cause, and Deus Ex ,DQ11,DQH , DQH2, Saga , FF Dissidia , FF Type-1 , Lord Of Vermillion Arena , Life is Strange . Mobile gaming is a thing in Japan like arcade gaming or MMOs , if it brings them money it is good for us (+50% this fiscale year ) since they can put more money in AAA games like FF XV . They need to adapt to the market and not only do fan service . As long as we get 1 AAA consol game per year and some remasters / smaller scale games i am ok .
Welp. RIP Square Enix!
Giving up , some people are just reading the title of the article then saying stuffs like "RIP SE" . When SE is making +49% profit and bringing tons of cool consol games for us (FF XV ,Star Ocean, Kingdom Hearts , Tomb Raider, Just Cause, and Deus Ex ,DQ11,DQH , DQH2, Saga , FF Dissidia , FF Type-1 , Lord Of Vermillion Arena , Life is Strange ) . Mobile,arcade and MMO gaming is a thing in Japan accept it , if it allows SE to make more AAA games i am happy . When Nintendo makes money from Amiibo it is alright but when SE gets it from their mobile games it is not , you can't make big AAA games without money better that than tons of deps . The upcomming years are going to be really good from SE : safe money from mobile gaming , FF Dissidia arcade version and other big arcade games like Scholl Of Ragnarok or Gunslinger Stratos , FF XV KH III and all thier upcoming consol games . If they made +50% profit with just MMOs and mobile gaming (and remasters ) they will definitely earn even more when the real games are out .
Well, you did spend all 5 bubbles practically repeating the same thing. Embarrassing with the try hard stuff. We get it.
They better not do a conference at E3 just for cellphone games nobody gives a crap about!
Dumb, you're not getting money from me that way
Gotta love those knee jerk reactions from the anonymity of the internet!
I hope it will only be this year. I'm not too fond of mobile.
I started laughing at the title knowing full well that SE has a load of upcoming titles for consoles. Can't wait for DQ Heroes to release in the West. Really curious about that rumored PS4 exclusive that have in development that hasn't been announced yet.
So I guess Square is purely an action, MMO, and mobile RPG dev now, as well as western games and oddities like Deadman's Cross. Gone are the Tactical and Turn-Based jRPGs of olde, nary a sprinkle to be seen. I think Bravely Default 2 is their only upcoming classical styled jRPG. Unless they do FFX-3 or other FF remasters, I don't think I have much to look forward to.
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