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Principate
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(04-06-2017, 10:56 AM)
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Credits to zeromcd, thought this was an interesting interview

Originally Posted by zeromcd73

Nikkei Interview with Square Enix CEO Matsuda-kun: http://trendy.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/co...099/032900007/

- Talks about extending the life of titles through updates and DLC allowing them to continue selling for longer periods of time (FFXV in this case)
- Notes that releasing titles in Japan than waiting several months to release their titles overseas is not a good business strategy, especially for their story/adventure focused titles and continues to note the importance of worldwide releases
- Smartphone titles in the first half of 2016 did poorly, their motto this year is 'something else as they have to stand out and be different from the competition in order to attract users on phones and not just continue making these games using the same templates as they have before
- Smartphone users aren't just looking for light games anymore, but more hardcore experiences
- Japan/China/North America account for 80% of the smartphone market, so no need for worldwide releases for smartphone titles
- Has an interest in the Middle East/India as a potentially large untapped market for the future
- More announcements to come for FF's 30th anniversary
- Notes that 2017 has Nintendo Switch, Xbox Scorpio, Windows 10 game mode and google's Tango
- Out of all of these Square Enix is focusing most on Nintendo Switch

Switch section in more details:

Don't be excited if old.
Koutsoubas
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(04-06-2017, 10:57 AM)
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Thats great. Gimme Switch JRPGs
GinoFelino
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(04-06-2017, 10:58 AM)
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Every game on Switch please and thank you
Ratrat
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(04-06-2017, 10:58 AM)
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Matsuda-kun?
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TI82
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(04-06-2017, 10:59 AM)
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Just make sure your new switch games run better than dq heroes
cw_sasuke
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(04-06-2017, 10:59 AM)
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Edit: Addition info from the MC thread

Originally Posted by mao2

This part about Switch is interesting. Matsuda said that having more platforms is good for content creators, therefore he would like Switch to be successful. He also wants more titles in development and existing ones to be ported to Switch if they're possible/feasible.
http://trendy.nikkeibp.co.jp/atcl/co...032900007/?P=3

Even Matsuda is Switch portbegging.
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Psycho_Mantis
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(04-06-2017, 10:59 AM)
Well SE has pretty much dropped the XB1 after FFXV and KH3 announcements. What have they even announced for it after that?
True Fire
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Smartphone titles in the first half of 2016 did poorly, their motto this year is 'something else as they have to stand out and be different from the competition in order to attract users on phones and not just continue making these games using the same templates as they have before

Did he see the Final Fantasy XV mobile spin-off tho
Cerium
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(04-06-2017, 10:59 AM)
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I want one thing and one thing only: The World Ends With You.

But that's probably never happening so I will accept Kingdom Hearts as a consolation prize.
Famassu
(04-06-2017, 10:59 AM)
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Not surprising at all. Switch is pretty likely going to be the next dedicated portable gaming device of choice in Japan which means there's potential for success there. Scorpio for JRPGs... perhaps not so much.
LordKano
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(04-06-2017, 10:59 AM)
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Looking forward to the announcement of Chocobo Racing Switch.
Pif
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(04-06-2017, 10:59 AM)
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Switch to have better support than xb1 family of devices?

Not surprising to be honest.
Grampasso
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(04-06-2017, 10:59 AM)
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Surprise? No
Drewboy64
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(04-06-2017, 11:00 AM)
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Yes, more jrpgs on my switch plz. Somehow things feel more fun to play on the hardware.
Gambit
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(04-06-2017, 11:00 AM)
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Since portable is my favourite way of playing any Rpg: bring it!
LordOfLore
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Originally Posted by Principate

Credits to zeromcd, thought this was an interesting interview


Don't be excited if old.

Article.
Rymuth
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(04-06-2017, 11:00 AM)
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Did he not get the memo that Phil Spencer dropped by Japan recently?
zeromcd73
(04-06-2017, 11:00 AM)
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Also posted in the other thread, but Matsuda talks about the importance of youtube and sharing yourself playing games with others online as an important marketing tool.

Atlus eat your heart out.
Kresnik258
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(04-06-2017, 11:00 AM)
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Well I know where I'm going to buy Dragon Quest Builders 2 then! (Unless it comes to Vita, lol).
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(04-06-2017, 11:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by GinoFelino

Every game on Switch please and thank you

A wish summed up in this article:
http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/21/14...effect-persona
Nights Owl
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(04-06-2017, 11:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

Looking forward to the announcement of Chocobo Racing Switch.

I'll buy it at a high price.
Jonneh3003
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(04-06-2017, 11:01 AM)
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Makes sense, we've already seen several Square Enix games like I am Setsuna, Dragon Quest Hereos, Dragon Quest 11 and Project Octopath Traveller. Switch is a nice middle ground for cheaper development and Xbox has never exactly been popular in Japan.

Originally Posted by Pif

Switch to have better support than xb1 family of devices?

Not surprising to be honest.

From Japan at least.
Lime
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(04-06-2017, 11:01 AM)
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More support than Scorpio or Windows 10 isn't saying much though
jwillenn
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(04-06-2017, 11:01 AM)
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SE should raise another act and get with the folks who made a lot of mischief back in the 64 era...
HawthorneKitty
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(04-06-2017, 11:01 AM)
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I was like hol' up, isn't the new Bravely Default game that is doing very well share the same template as Grandmasters and that region-locked Dragon Quest game...
expel
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(04-06-2017, 11:02 AM)
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he also said they're gonna port more titles to switch
mocolostrocolos
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(04-06-2017, 11:02 AM)
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I'm totally fine with it.

Even glad.
Dark Cloud
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(04-06-2017, 11:02 AM)
Just bring more new IPs and spinoffs from console like experiences and handheld like experiences.
Famassu
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Originally Posted by TI82

Just make sure your new switch games run better than dq heroes

Dedicated Switch games (I imagine Switch will mostly continue getting exclusive spin-offs like DQ Monsters and smaller scale projects like Bravely Default and TWEWY, less so the FFXVs, Nier Automatas and KHIIIs) will surely run better than games ported from a much more powerful console.
G.ZZZ
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(04-06-2017, 11:03 AM)
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He's gonna focus more on the console that will easily sell over 2 millions this year to the ones that won't hit 100k lifetime in japan?

Tell me more bro.
TI82
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(04-06-2017, 11:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Famassu

Dedicated Switch games (I imagine Switch will mostly continue getting exclusive spin-offs like DQ Monsters and smaller scale projects like Bravely Default and TWEWY, less so the FFXVs, Nier Automatas and KHIIIs) will surely run better than games ported from a much more powerful console.

They could have put more work into the port or at least turned the graphics down though
Mediking
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(04-06-2017, 11:04 AM)
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Thank you, Square! Very happy to hear as a Switch and PS4 owner!
Jonneh3003
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Originally Posted by expel

he also said they're gonna port more titles to switch

I would adore the PC ports of FF7, 8 and 9. I already have the PSX versions on Vita but it would still be swell.
BN.Q8
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(04-06-2017, 11:05 AM)
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we need FF1-6 on switch.
Shiggy
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(04-06-2017, 11:05 AM)
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Everything else would have been shocking given the state of the Xbox brand outside of the US.


- Smartphone titles in the first half of 2016 did poorly, their motto this year is 'something else as they have to stand out and be different from the competition in order to attract users on phones and not just continue making these games using the same templates as they have before
- Smartphone users aren't just looking for light games anymore, but more hardcore experiences

That's gonna be interesting.
Last edited by Shiggy; 04-06-2017 at 11:07 AM.
orioto
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(04-06-2017, 11:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by expel

he also said they're gonna port more titles to switch

A FFXIII trilogy would do wonder in Japan, also FFX and XII remasters
MeisterLeder
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(04-06-2017, 11:05 AM)
Thats really sad.

Dont really see a reason to support a underpowered console.
Linkstrikesback
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Originally Posted by Cerium

I want one thing and one thing only: The World Ends With You.

But that's probably never happening so I will accept Kingdom Hearts as a consolation prize.

A switch TWEWY would almost certainly need to be tv compatible, which means no relying on the touch screen combat, and so I say "Screw that".

It's mobile or bust for TWEWY2 now, and even that's going to end up lacking because of the no dual screen combat.

Originally Posted by MeisterLeder

Thats really sad.

Dont really see a reason to support a underpowered console.

"That's really sad.

I don't see a reason why they support a underpowered console like PS4 when the PC is so much better."

See how daft that sounds? If there's a market for Square on switch, which there might be, they'd be suckers to not go there. They had good success on 3DS and likely want to continue that, which is why we have Octopath Traveller from the Bravely Default team coming.
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Nibel
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Well duh
Acquiescence
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- Notes that 2017 has Nintendo Switch, Xbox Scorpio, Windows 10 game mode and google's Tango

No mention of PlayStation. Is that simply because the PS brand is sorta default and support from Square Enix is expected at this point?
GearFourth
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(04-06-2017, 11:06 AM)
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People who buy Microsoft consoles with intent knowing hardly any Japanese games will be on it so smart move from Square-Enix
LordOfLore
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Final Fantasy XV moved 6 million units (in shipments and digital downloads) in a little over a month, and this record was possible as a result of its simultaneous worldwide release. It was especially favorable in North America, where it sold smoothly.

Over 20% of Final Fantasy XV’s sales come from digital downloads in North America, a ratio that is higher than other regions. Digital downloads of some titles have made up to half its sales in the North America and European market.

Simultaneous worldwide releases are becoming more important.

Rather than changing content for a region, Square Enix believes games that are made as a product of Japan are better received.

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H13
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(04-06-2017, 11:07 AM)
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bring the ff12 zodiac version on switch Square, u know u want to.
LordKano
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(04-06-2017, 11:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blobbers

Theatrhythm Nier

that's fucking genius why didn't it happen yet
1st Course
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(04-06-2017, 11:07 AM)
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Google tango? What's that?
Kresnik258
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Originally Posted by Acquiescence

No mention of PlayStation. Is that simply because the PS brand is sorta default and support from Square Enix is expected at this point?

He's talking about new hardware in 2017, I believe.
DXB-KNIGHT
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Honestly speaking Square Enix is the most component 3rd party supporter of the Switch so far
Principate
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(04-06-2017, 11:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Acquiescence

No mention of PlayStation. Is that simply because the PS brand is sorta default and support from Square Enix is expected at this point?

It's specifically mentioning "new" consoles coming out. There's no new PlayStation this year.
LordOfLore
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(04-06-2017, 11:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

that's fucking genius why didn't it happen yet

The 3DS got a few songs as DLC.

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