Square Plans on Doubling Down Plus Two
Square Enix right now has three flagship series that currently makes them their healthy doses of money: Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts. In an effort to make even more money and appease the people who are clammoring for more and more games to come from the power-publisher, Square Enix talked to Yahoo! Japan regarding their plans to make that magic number of three, turn into six…eventually eight.
Does anyone else think that they will be making more JRPGs with rediculous production cycles, derivative storylines starring effeminate characters developed by Tetsuya Nomura, or possibly modeled after characters created by Akira Toriyama?
Well, the big-wig of SE, Yoichi Wada, has said that his goal for the next year and possibly 2011 is to have five additional IPs that will reach the 2,000,000 units sold mark with each iteration.
If Square Enix was able to actually have 8 titles that we’d all love to have in our collections and actually anticipating their release, we could see a new AAA game from the company every quarter of the year instead of the once-in-a-blue-moon release schedule we’ve been getting over the last couple of years.
This is going to be an increasingly hard sell to gamers in America who are already getting tired of playing essentially the same game each time. Everyone here on MediaWhore would argue that their games, even their successful ones that hit that 2 million mark are good, but nowhere near as great as the games of yesteryear. While profittable, the quality of these games are just getting absurd.
Ever since the departure of Nobuo Uematsu and Hironobu Sakaguchi departed Square, I have little hope of anything they release measuring up to the rediculously high standards that were set during the SNES/PS1 generations. Then again, they could actually roll a natural 20 and blow my socks off, I’ll just wait and see and let my debit card do the talking.