Square Enix was quite surprised when Octopath Traveler sold a million units in its first three weeks. The game, an effort of love and a throwback to old school RPGs like Chrono Trigger, was a surprise hit that has the company eager to make more games in a similar vein.
Takashi Mochizuki, a tech reporter for the Wall Street Journal, recently attended a Square Enix earnings conference, where the company answered a few questions about Octopath Traveler and future projects.
Octopath Traveler definitely exceeded the company’s expectations, particularly in western markets. Square Enix is chalking it up to an increased appreciation for JRPGs lately, as well as the game’s blend of old-school design and more modern gameplay elements.
While Square believes the Switch is a good platform for Octopath Traveler and other mid-tier games of its kind, the company is open to releasing successive titles on other platforms as well. Square Enix confirmed that fans should expect more similar games down the road.
This lines up with a teaser tweeted out this week by the Bravely Default team. The game’s Japanese twitter account tweeted a congratulatory message for Octopath Traveler (two of Bravely’s producers also worked on Project Octopath) before telling fans to look forward to the next game in the Bravely Default series. The account’s name has been changed to the word “Bravely” followed by five spaces, potentially leaving room for Bravely Third pending an official announcement.
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