Square Enix talks unannounced titles, Switch during latest financial results briefing
posted on 11.08.17 at 07:45 AM EDT by (@salromano)
"Sharp," "powerful," and "well-made" titles being prepared for E3 2018.

Square Enix

Square Enix shared new information about unannounced titles and its thoughts on Switch during its latest financial results briefing. 

The company plans to launch currently unannounced smartphone titles in the second half of the fiscal year. And next fiscal year it plans to launch big overseas titles, which are being prepared for E3 2018 and are described as “sharp,” “powerful,” and “well-made.”

Square Enix describes the core architectures of PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch as similar, and says multiplatform development is possibly by building a basic version of a game, then optimizing it for each platform.

The company reports being told by overseas retailers and publishers that Switch is selling extremely well, and recognizes that momentum. It says that Nintendo doing well is great for them, and notes that Switch is in a unique position compared to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Switch is described as an opportunity to create middle-range games, and while it is very likely that creating these games would result in them being multi-platform, their expectations for Switch are high and they will aggressively pursue development. Square Enix said that it will not rule out any IPs—new, existing, or revivals—when it comes to Switch.

Finally, here’s a sales number update:

  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – More than three million
  • NieR: Automata – More than two million
  • Final Fantasy XV – Nearing 6.6 million

Thanks, @mochi_wsj (2, 3, 4, 5 6, 7).

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