Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Square-Enix hints at sharing their pie

All RPG-lovers not zombified by Sony wish that Square-Enix would share a bit of the pie with the other consoles. Nintendo saw some support with the Gamecube and DS last generation, but the lion's share went to Sony's Playstation 2 without a doubt (Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X and X2, Dragon Quest, Grandia, Radiata Stories, and more).

Is changing that in the plans? Quote from Next Generation:

Square Enix senior VP Michihiro Sasaki told the Wall Street Journal today that his company is certainly going to support the PS3, but it isn’t going to overdo it. "We don't want the PlayStation 3 to be the overwhelming loser, so we want to support them," he said. "But we don't want them to be the overwhelming winner either, so we can't support them too much."

This is bound to garner some inquisitive looks.

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It would be great to see a non-MMO Final Fantasy for the Xbox 360 and even the Wii. As I've loudly voiced before, FFXIII is the main selling point on the PS3 for me. They can take their Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo, and Blu-ray and shove it so far up their behinds that they taste Snakey-Demon-ass-rubber in High Def. But turning down a Final Fantasy is not something I'll do easily. FF 7, 8, & 10 are huge staples of my gaming history. I expect more great FF universe stories in the future.

In a semi-observative stance, I wouldn't put it beyond "Squeenix" to put more new IP's on the other consoles and stick with the exclusive unending sequels otheir favorite home-team's system. That way they can guarantee income with their Final Fantasies and Kingdom Hearts series but still expand their fresh IP's by taking risks with the other consoles. That way, the new IP's will be more prominent and won't get overshadowed by their long-running kin.

Good hint at news anyway. As a fan, I will support sharing with the other consoles via less exclusivity with Sony. I'll wear banners, silly hats, get tatoos; whatever it takes!


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