Square Enix Wants To Push Remakes and Original Games on Switch

By Laura Kate Dale on at

Considering how consistently the Switch has sold out month after month in Japan since launch, it's no surprise that Japanese developers are starting to take Nintendo's hybrid handheld console more seriously. During a recent earnings call Square Enix CEO  Yosuke Matsuda commented on how quickly the Switch was selling, but now he's elaborated on how he sees that affecting development within the company (thanks Gematsu).

We intend to be proactive in our development efforts given that it's a platform that is well suited to the mid-sized titles at which we excel. We base our development resource allocations on the unique attributes of each platform. In particular, Nintendo Switch makes it easier for us to leverage our back catalog of assets and expertise, so we want to be proactive in creating new IP and rebooting past titles for that platform.

We already know Project Octopath Traveler is coming to Switch, a 2D JRPG which makes use of 3D effects and perspective shifting to look incredibly polished, so who knows what else we will see. The company teased that Final Fantasy XV was in development in some form for Switch, but it was unclear if it would be the full game, the upcoming episodic mobile adaptation, or something else entirely.