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Square Enix Plan to Focus More on Switch Than Scorpio Says CEO; Will Develop and Port More Games for Switch

Square Enix CEO Matsuda-Kun has reiterated the publisher’s desire to release more games on to Nintendo Switch in the future, opting to focus its attention on Nintendo’s latest console than Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio.

Despite Project Scorpio’s imminent arrival it remains Nintendo Switch, that Square Enix is paying the most attention according to Matsuda.

Speaking with Japanese publication Nikkei, Square Enix’s Chief Operating Officer spoke of the companies wish to see Nintendo’s newly released hybrid console succeed, “more platforms are good for content creators. We would like to have success on Switch.” said Matsuda.

Following the release of Dragon Quest Heroes I, II (Japan) and I Am Setsuna (Worldwide) at launch, the reveal of a new Spelunker game with Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker arriving late April in Japan, Seiken Densetsu Collection June 1st (Japan) and Project Octopath Traveler (worldwide) confirmed for a future release, it is quickly becoming evident that the Japanese publisher intends to release as many titles as it can for Nintendo Switch, something Matsuda alluded to.

In addition to developing new titles, we also want to port what we can do with existing game titles more and more“.

Lastly, Matsuda spoke of the way in which creators are currently utilising Nintendo Switch’s characteristics to create fun games. Square Enix however, has its own way of doing things but will ensure future games ported or new will leverage the functions of Switch in a good way.

Nintendo proposes various kinds of fun. There may be other companies offering amazing ways of playing with “Switching” characteristics of “Switch”. However, since we have our way of doing things, we will make games that we are good at leveraging the functions of Switch“.

I Am Setsuna is available now worldwide for Nintendo Switch, Dragon Quest Heroes I and II are available in Japan only.

Better known as RzrsS in the video game scene, Stephan Rodts has been playing video games for nearly his entire life. He started out shooting poor ducks out of the sky in Duck Hunt on the Nintendo, but now shoots everything that moves. Be warned.


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