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‘Final Fantasy XV’ and ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ publisher talks flagship games and DNA

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Yosuke Masuda has added a few more interesting comments in regards to Square Enix’s release strategy for the PS4 and Xbox One. According to a report from Dual Shockers on Dec. 18, the president once again reiterated that his publishing company won’t completely focus on mobile gaming.

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Square Enix is still planning to release “flagship titles” such as “Final Fantasy XV” and “Kingdom Hearts 3” for home consoles like the two next-generation system. He went on to declare that “story-driven single player games” are the DNA for the company, while adding that the future open-world sandbox video games will come with some form of online gameplay. You can find some screens from the upcoming next-generation action role-playing software products in the slideshow to the left of this article and the comments from Yosuke Masuda below (courtesy of Dual Shockers and Famitsu):

Our development in the country will never be devoted fully to smart devices. Flagship titles will continue to revolve around high end consoles like PS4 and Xbox One. Our Japanese studios are working on Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, while we’re planning a sequel of Tomb Raider at our overseas studios. I think the DNA of Square Enix is in those story-driven single player games. On the other hand games sandbox games (games in which you can enjoy a vast open world), will continue to with the same style but featuring online gameplay.

Square Enix recently shifted focus towards mobile gaming with ports of older titles in addition to spin-off entries of popular franchises being made exclusively for iPhone and other devices. Long time fans of the publisher became upset with the new release strategy from the company.

Despite using “Final Fantasy XV” and “Kingdom Hearts 3” as examples of flagship products for home consoles, Yosuke Masuda did not revealed when the two highly-anticipated video games will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One.

You can order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Final Fantasy XV,” “Kingdom Hearts 3,” PS4 and Xbox One. A few holiday deals can also be found in the following link from Holiday Deals.


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