Square Enix plans to revitalise older franchises as quality mobile games

There will be new ones too

Square Enix plans to revitalise older franchises as quality mobile games

In its annual report for 2015, Square Enix revealed that it plans on leveraging the popularity of smartphones to revitalise its older games.

"[W]e will take an IP developed for earlier generations of game consoles and recreate it for the latest consoles, while also proactively developing versions for play on smart devices," reads the report.

Going forward, it also plans on developing new franchises and cultivate them across all gaming platforms, including smartphones.

This rapid adoption of smartphones from the developer isn't a surprise. Earlier this year, Square Enix said that it would shift focus in favour of mobile games after seeing huge profits from its existing ones.

This latest report shows that it has proven a wise move as mobile games continue to do well for the company.

In particular, the report notes that Schoolgirl Strikers, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and Million Arthur are doing well in Japan.

Mobius Final Fantasy

Square Enix also highlighted Mobius Final Fantasy as another big success and says that it's due to "its quality vastly exceed[ing] that of conventional smartphone games."

As a result, Square Enix is looking to provide more high-quality games such as that to conquer the market.

In other words, Square Enix has found that mobile gamers want to play more than the usual casual game. And it plans on capitalizing on that.

Hopefully, then, we'll see more RPGs from Square Enix in the future, both old and new.

Chris Priestman
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