Shukan Gendai admits Square Enix to an almost no chance to exist in ten years. Hard to imagine, but who would have thought many years ago that Midway or Acclaim...
They were once my favourite company (back when they were squaresoft)...sadly i think the company might go bankrupt, since it seems incapable of making quality games. If anything, the sales of FF13-2 being a third of FF13 and FF10-2's first week sales...should be a wakeup call
What about sqare enix europe?
They're all busy doing hard work at Disney Land Paris
As long as Sqeenix publishes games like Just Cause 2 and Tomb Raider...they will survive But IMHO they will NEVER return to the former glory of Squaresoft
While I agree they haven't been doing well since becoming Square-Enix. I truly have one last hope, that is Versus XIII. Since it's being headed by Tetsuya Nomura, it has a great chance of being something special. Unlike the sorry excuses of Final Fantasy's we've been getting post-FFX.
if they made a sequel to chrono cross or kingdom hearts they may pick themselves bacl up. give fans the 7 remake as well. hook up with nintendo to create a much needed sequel to legend of the seven stars....... in two mintutes i came up with a plan that could save them yet somehow they cant figure it out :/
They need to make a sequel to the legend of the seven stars; such an awesome game.
In that list Gree: 6 points Capcom: 1 point Koei Tecmo: 0 points Konami: 1 point Square Enix: 0 points Sega: 0 points Sony Computer Entertainment: 2 points Nintendo: 7 points Namco Bandai: 2 points Lol, someone else tell me what is GREE??? what games they already made? and is it great?
Gree is the biggest developer of mobile social gaming in Japan with a 100+ million users. They are like the Zynga(creator of Farmville) version in North America.
@burning finger So, Gree is just like Zynga? Okay, maybe they will exist in 10 years cause social gaming are big right now. And thx for the info mate, bubs up for u :) @capt qwark 9 Yeah, i think they prediction are a bit too off. Gaming industry are big and big names like SE and SEGA aren't that easy to disappear in just 10 years.
lmao if i read that correctly, the 1-10 scale is chance of survival in the next decade? ( 10 being definitely and 0 being bankrupt? ) im no sony fanboy lol but to say they wont be around in 10 is ridiculous, there an amazing console maker and even when down and out, look at the comeback they made this gen. they should be a 10, they will be going nowhere. and as for the rest, imo.... Gree: ? Capcom: 1 point - accurate but at least dmc and RE-ORC look great, hopefully the next RE goes back to its roots and cap starts listening to its fanbase Koei Tecmo: 0 points - i say 5 points, Dynasty warriors keeps bringing in the bucks somehow Konami: 1 point - really? more like 8 points MGS is always a guarantee, many other franchises to bank off as well Square Enix: 0 points - no way, 8 min. FF will always sell, even if its not the crazy number it used to put up, it can keep them floating Sega: 0 points - once again, not a chance, 8 points. they will just make more sonic games. Sony Computer Entertainment: 2 points - lmao, already addressed Nintendo: 10 points - they will never cease to exist, i may not be into them anymore but their characters will always be number 1 to kids and familly Namco Bandai: 2 points - idk for sure but i hope so, they publish froms softwares games in the states so i need them
I wouldn't be surprised. SE are too arrogant and rarely, if ever, listen to their fans with the exception of rebuilding FFXIV because they know they have to.
ugh... merely opinion....
To think they're making crappy games is one thing. Thing is, they've profited in almost all the quarters recent quarters for the past few years including the last one which was higher than expected because of deus ex sales (which was fantastic, I give them credit for not screwing eidos up like EA would have if they purchased them). The one quarter which didn't go expected was because of the FFXIV debacle. But unlike EA, and Sony (the company as a whole), they consistently make money. Whether they make crap or not isn't the key to existence.
There's a long road to bankrupcy, a complete restructuring of the company might be realistic, but I seriously doubt that big a trademark won't be around in 2022. If they lose as much ground each generation as they have the last one, then sure, but I doubt they will.
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