Square Enix Will Release Next Gen Exclusives 'Farther Down the Road'

Square Enix Will Release Next Gen Exclusives 'Farther Down the Road' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 February 2020 / 871 Views

Square Enix during a Q&A session in their financial results briefing or the third quarter of the 2020 fiscal year was asked about developing titles for the current and next generation of consoles. They plan to release their games for both generations until "farther down the road." 

"The next-generation consoles will have backward compatibility, so we plan for the time being to make our new titles available for both current and next-generation consoles," said Square Enix. "It will therefore be somewhat farther down the road that we release titles exclusively for the next-generation consoles."

Square Enix was also asked if the delay of the first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake from March 3 to April 10 would impact the release of the second part and they said "No, it will not."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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DonFerrari (on 27 February 2020)

Same stuff that happens almost every new gen.

StokedUp (on 27 February 2020)

Basically wait and see which console is selling the most so has the most potentials sales as an exclusive.

Ljink96 (on 26 February 2020)

Makes sense, I don't know why people think this frame of mind is not reasonable. Developers need time to get to know the hardware before they fully take advantage of it. In addition to this, no developer these days wants to jump to an install base of 0 and leave behind tens of millions of potential customers. This is the case for Microsoft, Square Enix, and I'd imagine they won't be the only ones.

HollyGamer (on 26 February 2020)

It's rationale for 3rd party but not for first party developer or console maker studio . Console maker need to push their console sales by making next gen exclusives to sell their console. 3rd party are free , and they need to sell games either in current gen or next gen.

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DonFerrari (on 27 February 2020)

Crossgen titles have been how 3rd parties have done since ever =p . Sony as first party probably will have some exclusives on the first year though.

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