New Games Coming!
Famitsu has been discussing about the future of Square Enix with the president Yosuke Matsuda. During the interview, the CEO reveals the company is working on multiple new titles for all platforms: PCs, smartphones and home consoles. All these titles are said to offer something for their major markets, Japan and the Western countries.
With Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, Deus Ex: Universe and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD coming to the new-generation consoles, it seem like Square Enix has a strong offering for RPG fans. Though, this won’t be the end of their line-up: Square Enix is preparing to reveal a new role-playing game for home consoles in December, Matsuda reveals.
There are three major game events this month: The Game Awards, PlayStation Experience and Jump Festa 2015. Each of these would be a great place for announcing a new title. Tetsuya Nomura and Shinji Hashimoto are reported to be attenders at The Game Awards show, which could be a sign of an upcoming announcement. The Game Awards and PlayStation Experience events will be arranged this weekend. (From 6th December to 7th December, 2014) Jump Festa 2015 will be starting on 20th December, 2014.
What Could The New RPG Game Be?
This is pure speculation, but it’s possible the game may be a brand new IP since Square Enix has been hiring people for many projects lately. Though, it’s also the 25th anniversary of the SaGa series, which has had a decent commercial and critical success. They are making a live SaGa anniversary broadcast on December 14 too!
A few months ago, Square Enix Europe and Capcom were singing “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” on Twitter, which made us wonder could there be a connection between that and the new unexpected game release that Capcom has been teasing recently. However, Capcom already announced “Street Fighter V” today, so that could be the surprise they were planning all along. One thing is sure: Matsuda told Famitsu, the game won’t be a remake, but a new IP or a new entry in an already established series.