A couple of weeks ago Square Enix published the notes of their financial results briefing in which they revealed their plans for Nintendo Switch development.
When talking about future development plans Yosuke Matsuda, Square Enix president said “We base our development resource allocations on the unique attributes of each platform. In particular, Nintendo Switch makes it easier for us to leverage our back catalog of assets and expertise, so we want to be proactive in creating new IP and rebooting past titles for that platform.”
And in regards to the Switch itself he said that “Nintendo Switch is seeing rapid uptake, and we welcome the arrival of such a platform. We intend to be proactive in our development efforts given that it’s a platform that is well suited to the mid-sized titles at which we excel.”
This is very exciting news for Switch owners and fans of Square Enix and Eidos, as SE owns the publishing rights of Eidos’ games. Matsuda’s reference to their “back catalog” could well mean we’ll see releases from franchises that haven’t been touched in years.
Maybe a new Bushido Blade, Sleeping Dogs 2 or even a return to their Final Fantasy Tactics series that hasn’t seen a release since 2008.
Who knows what we’ll see but the future is looking exciting for Switch owners, especially with Square Enix already having announced Project Octopath Traveller. Let us know in the comments what games you’d like to see from Square Enix.