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Square Enix Wants to Be "Proactive" in Its Switch Development

The company is looking to bring new IP and classic titles to the platform.

News by Mike Williams, .

Square Enix is all onboard the Nintendo Switch train, with Project Setsuna, Dragon Quest X, and Dragon Quest Heroes I & II already on the platform, and Dragon Quest XI, Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Project Octopath Traveler, and Lost Sphear coming in the future. Outside of Nintendo and perhaps Nicalis, Square Enix is the publisher that's most been in Nintendo's corner on the Switch.

That's not changing in the future, according to official statements from Square Enix's financial results briefing.

"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," said Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda when asked about the platform.

"We base our development resource allocations on the unique attributes of each platform," Matsuda said in response to a question about development focus. "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."

The publisher previously admitted that the Final Fantasy XV team also tried to see if the game would fit on the platform, but the prototypes "weren't satisfactory".

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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #1 The-Challenger 20 days ago
    Tactics Ogre port, or a new entry altogether.
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  • Avatar for kidgorilla #2 kidgorilla 20 days ago
    Square is notorious for saying things like "rebooting past titles" and almost nothing happens. I keep wanting to believe, but my heart can only take so much.

    That said, I welcome all SE Community Managers to read the laundry list of wishes in the comments of this post and internalize them
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  • Avatar for SkywardShadow #3 SkywardShadow 19 days ago
    @The-Challenger how about Ogre Battle!
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  • Avatar for EpsylonSilver #4 EpsylonSilver 19 days ago
    At the beginning of the year there was a rumor of a collection including Final Fantasy I to IX on one cartridge for the Vita to celebrate the 30th anniversary. That has obviously not happened, but I sooo want this to happen on the Switch now! Please SE!
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