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Square Enix shutting down two Dragon Quest mobile games - gamesindustry.biz - Japan
gamesindustry.biz
28.05.2024 / 15:33

Square Enix shutting down two Dragon Quest mobile games

Square Enix will be shutting down two of its Dragon Quest mobile games in Japan.

Dragon Quest 3 remake might bring the whole Erdrick trilogy to HD-2D, if a fresh tease from Square Enix is anything to go by - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
27.05.2024 / 18:41

Dragon Quest 3 remake might bring the whole Erdrick trilogy to HD-2D, if a fresh tease from Square Enix is anything to go by

It’s been three years to the day since we learned that Square Enix planned to remake Dragon Quest 3, unveiling a revamping of the seminal 1988 JRPG in Octopath Traveler’s HD-2D engine. Three years have passed since then, but we’ve finally had an update on the remake - and it’s raised a few questions, to say the least.

Square Enix Says Sales of AAA Games Like Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Final Fantasy XVI Fell Short of Expectations - gadgets.ndtv.com - Japan
gadgets.ndtv.com
16.05.2024 / 11:03

Square Enix Says Sales of AAA Games Like Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Final Fantasy XVI Fell Short of Expectations

Shares of Square Enix Holdings Co. tumbled 16% in their biggest decline in 13 years after its president said sales of recent big-budget games disappointed and that it would take years for a recent reorganization to bear fruit.

Square Enix is ditching PlayStation exclusivity to 'aggressively pursue' a multiplatform strategy - techradar.com - Japan
techradar.com
14.05.2024 / 23:31

Square Enix is ditching PlayStation exclusivity to 'aggressively pursue' a multiplatform strategy

Square Enix has announced a brand-new business plan that will see the Japanese publisher shift to a multiplatform strategy.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Final Fantasy 16 and Foamstars all sold less than expected, Square Enix president says - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
14.05.2024 / 15:09

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Final Fantasy 16 and Foamstars all sold less than expected, Square Enix president says

Three of Square Enix‘s most high profile recent releases sold worse than expected, the company’s president has reportedly said.

Square Enix share price drops nearly 16% following underwhelming financial results - videogameschronicle.com - Usa - city Tokyo
videogameschronicle.com
14.05.2024 / 15:09

Square Enix share price drops nearly 16% following underwhelming financial results

Square Enix‘s share price has dropped by nearly 16% following its FY2024 financial results on Monday.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Final Fantasy 16, and Foamstars All Failed to Meet Square Enix’s Expectations - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
14.05.2024 / 11:41

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Final Fantasy 16, and Foamstars All Failed to Meet Square Enix’s Expectations

Square Enix has admitted Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Final Fantasy 16, and Foamstars failed to meet its expectations.

Square Enix targets new multiplatform strategy, makes layoffs after Final Fantasy underperforms - thesixthaxis.com - Usa
thesixthaxis.com
14.05.2024 / 11:21

Square Enix targets new multiplatform strategy, makes layoffs after Final Fantasy underperforms

Square Enix has announced a major shakeup dubbed ‘Square Enix Reboots and Awakens’ that will see them embrace full multi-platform game development, after PlayStation 5 exclusives Final Fantasy 16, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and Foamstars all failed to meet internal expectations. Additionally, they are making layoffs affecting US and European staff, including the Square Enix Collective indie label – per VGC.

Square Enix Has Cancelled Unannounced Games as Part of New Business Strategy - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
14.05.2024 / 11:13

Square Enix Has Cancelled Unannounced Games as Part of New Business Strategy

In light of its recently-revealed new mid-term business plans, Square Enix has now confirmed that it has cancelled games that didn’t align with its new strategy. In its latest earnings report (via VGC), the company has confirmed that a number of unannounced titles were cancelled, and that its profits being 70 percent lower than last year were a result of these cancellations.

Report: Square Enix to lay off workers in European and American divisions - gamesindustry.biz - Usa
gamesindustry.biz
14.05.2024 / 09:29

Report: Square Enix to lay off workers in European and American divisions

Square Enix is reportedly preparing to lay off an unconfirmed number of workers as part of restructuring efforts.

Square Enix to Layoff Employees From US and Europe Offices – Rumor - gamingbolt.com - Britain - Usa
gamingbolt.com
13.05.2024 / 21:19

Square Enix to Layoff Employees From US and Europe Offices – Rumor

Square Enix recently announced a new medium-term business plan to focus on multi-platform releases and games delivering on the premise of “fun.” However, it also outlined plans to “rebuild overseas business divisions from the ground up,” which meant “optimizing costs at its European and American offices via structural reforms.” Unfortunately, it seems layoffs are part of the equation.

We might not wait so long for the next FF7 Remake, as Square Enix plan to “win over PC users” with “aggressive” shift away from console exclusives - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
13.05.2024 / 20:47

We might not wait so long for the next FF7 Remake, as Square Enix plan to “win over PC users” with “aggressive” shift away from console exclusives

After rebooting Final Fantasy 7 as the trilogy of Remake, Rebirth and Really, You Went With That? (TBC), Square Enix are now planning to reboot themselves. Among the publishers’ revamped approach to making money - following a recent drop in profits, per their latest financials - is a more “aggressive” approach to bringing their games to more platforms than specific consoles (in other words, PlayStation) as exclusives, with a particular focus on “win[ning] over PC users”.

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