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

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

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

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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