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Square Enix Japan avoiding large-scale development of future games

Final Fantasy XIII(-2) director Motomu Toriyama attended the Games Developer Conference in Taipei earlier this week and admitted Square Enix lacks time management in large-scale projects.

Toriyama continues on saying that Square Enix is considering to outsource large-scale projects to other companies that can deliver games on time.

“We are also thinking that we will not do large-scale internal development any longer. We have a lot of great creators in Square Enix, but for larger-scale development we will be doing more distributed and outsourced development to reach our targets on time.”

Toriyama also says that the Japanese team looked at Western game development while developing Final Fantasy XIII-2.

“We decided that we would have a milestone every month, and realized we needed to applied more Western technology and production techniques. We learned this not only from GDC, but also from Eidos.”

You can read some additional details on how Toriyama reflects on Final Fantasy XIII-2’s development over at Gamasutra

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