All Square Enix Games To Include Social, Multiplayer Gaming

Square Enix has been looking at the future, and that future is stuff from China that's cheap to make, is played online and constantly charges users. Expect all future Square Enix games to incorporate at least some of those aspects.

In an interview with Forbes, Square Enix boss Yoichi "Imperial Hot" Wada says that from here on in, every single game the company develops will incorporate "some element of multiplayer or social gaming". Even the traditionally singleplayer ones. Which would include the core Final Fantasy series.

To do this, Square Enix will embark on a slight restructure. "Frankly, the people who excelled at creating game software about 10 years ago are really not good at making multiplayer games. We are striving to change the old culture, and as a part of such effort we are trying to bring in fresh blood."

Hopefully, at least as far as Square's role-playing series go, restraint is exercised, and this just means they'll bolt some Facebook compatibility into their achievements/trophies.

Square Enix's Digital Future [Forbes]


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    If they start blocking game content with a need to network I will be royally pissed!

    Back when FFIII came out and I was having a good time playing I was devastated to find out that I couldn't gain access to the better weapons and armour with out sending AND receiving 7 mail via mognet via WiFi.

    At the time we were having issues with our net provider and it wasn't sorted for over a year, so by the time we got the net back I had moved on to other games.

    Aye, after years of being a heavy net user/ multiplayer gamer I've moved to a rural area and now have a poor internet connection. My focus has totally shifted to single player gaming, so the news above does make me nervous.

    I'd go along with this if they're thinking along the lines of Demon's Souls but other than that, nothankyou.jpg

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