We can all agree that Square kind of sucked last gen. Lots bad games and awful ideas that ran a lot of their key franchises into the ground. Eidos was the one bright spot in the company bringing out fantastic games like Just Cause 2 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. But now with this it seems that Square's Japanese side is making a comeback. We've got Final Fantasty XV, Kingdom Hearts III, and Final Fantasy VII Remake all in development. There's a new Nier, Final Fantasy Dissidia, and Star Ocean on the way. Dragon Quest is finally making a jump back to consoles with DQ Heroes 1 and 2. There's rumors flying around about Parasite Eve 3 and Final Fantasy X-3. They've opened a new studio in Japan dedicated entirely to making console RPGs. Square just feels focused in a way they haven't since the early 2000s.
So what happened? Well I think Square felt a bit lost when Sony fell behind last generation. All of a sudden they had to start branching out into multiple consoles and handhelds. They tried to streamline their Japanese titles so they can sell better on the 360 which was dominated by a Western audience. That didn't work which forced them to be dependant on their Eidos branch. With Sony ruling the market again I feel like Square is more comfortable going back to their Japanese roots which made them a dominant player in the gaming space so many years ago. For the first time, in a long time, I feel like there's hope for Square Enix.
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