Now that the purchase of Activision Blizzard put the issue of exclusivities on the table, the Square Enix and PlayStation agreements came to light, which maintain, for example, installments such as Final Fantasy VII Remake, the infamous Forspoken and the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI. as exclusives for Sony consoles and in certain cases they also come to PC, but nothing more. Recently, the company responsible for the JRPG was questioned about it and the response yielded important information.
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Square Enix will continue with its platform strategy; will maintain exclusivities with PlayStation
During a question and answer meeting with investors (via Tweak Town) ―and in the midst of an internal crisis due to the poor results of the current releases― the present and future of Square Enix in terms of publication strategies in platforms. In this regard, the Japanese company responded that the multiplatform strategy will not be modified and will continue as is. This means that they will continue with the exclusivity agreements with PlayStation, with releases on Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony consoles as appropriate and in some cases with releases that also include PC. It should be remembered that Octopath Traveler II is not available on Xbox.
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— FINAL FANTASY XVI (@finalfantasyxvi) March 2, 2023
This news may be a bucket of cold water for Final Fantasy fans who were waiting for the remake of the seventh installment and the new release on Xbox, but everything indicates that they will remain exclusive on the PlayStation console and in the first case the other option. it’s PC.
This news makes it inevitable to look to the past to remember that in 2019 and after a series of meetings between Phil Spencer and editors | Japanese developers, the Microsoft brand announced with great fanfare the arrival of several Final Fantasy installments to Xbox Game Pass and at that time it was thought that Xbox and Square Enix would have a closer relationship. However, the passage of time has shown that things have changed and although many games from the Japanese company are still considered for Xbox, it is a fact that some heavyweights will remain on PlayStation.
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