Square-Enix are one the most successful game developers around. With classic game franchises such as Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy, they have a great track record for creating fantastic games. Yosuke Matsuda, the CEO and president for Square Enix, recently announced that he wishes success for the Switch and even plans to develop games for the console.
“Having more platforms is a good thing.”
Mastoid believes that more platforms selling their games really helps the company. With the hugely successful sales figures for the Switch, it is unsurprising that he wishes to develop for the Switch. Excitingly the CEO and president of Square Enix plans to develop new games for the console. There are currently no details available on the games planned for release on the Switch, but it can be assumed that they can make use of the portability and Joy-Cons which make the Switch so unique. Perhaps the bold choice to prioritize portability over power is paying off for the Switch and is the reason for the great sales, and why Square Enix wants to develop for the new console.
“We’re even thinking about what feasible existing game titles we want to successively port [onto the Switch].”
With the brilliant library that Square Enix has to offer this could lead to some great games coming to the Switch. The president of Nintendo for America, Reggie Fils-Aime, has stated that he believes that there will be some big third-party support for the Switch, with Ubisoft already hinting at possible support. However the word “feasible” is concerning. Perhaps it just relates to agreements already in place with other consoles restricting a release on another console, but maybe it also implies that the graphical power needed for certain games may not be available from the Switch. This would be incredibly disappointing and hopefully is not the case.
So far in the life of the Nintendo Switch Breath of the Wild has really led the way for the console. With Splatoon 2, Mario Kart Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey also announced it seems Nintendo is again relying on its key franchises. It would be awesome to see some of the iconic games developed by Square Enix released on the Switch. Perhaps Lara Croft could soon rival Link’s exploration talents on the Nintendo Switch.