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So...

Nah, they hate it! 7 15.56%
 
No, FF > LoD 6 13.33%
 
No, because of you 7 15.56%
 
Maybe, SE can try it 1 2.22%
 
Maybe, just... maybe 2 4.44%
 
Yes, because of you 5 11.11%
 
Yes, LoD > FF 3 6.67%
 
Yeah, they will! 2 4.44%
 
What is a LoD? 4 8.89%
 
Rather see Knack 3 by Square 8 17.78%
 
Total:45

Someone woke up hating life 😆

OP no LOD but we will get a ff6 and a chrono trigger remake like we got with ff7.



 

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Time to end the Knack Trilogy baby 🔥



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Why make LoD when you can make FF, CC, etc?



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Ashadelo said:

Has anyone outside of this thread even heard of this game?

It sold over 1.3mil units.



Wasn’t there a persistent rumor about Bluepoint having a second project besides Demon’s Souls, which purportedly was a Legend of Dragoon remake? Bluepoint themselves teased two projects on Twitter, with hints from various franchises including Metal Gear Solid and Castlevania, among the aforementioned two. But that was months or a couple of years before the Demon’s Souls announcement. After the acquisition, Bluepoint has a desire to make original content, so things may have changed.

But let’s say that Sony acquires Square Enix. Would one of SE’s teams work on a Sony IP, like Legend of Dragoon? I’m not well acquainted with SE’s internal divisions or studios, but it’s safe to say that SE wouldn’t care much to resurrect a two-decades old franchise of Sony’s when they themselves have a multitude of IPs which haven’t been utilized in years as well. And seeing how much invested into Final Fantasy they are, it’s very unlikely to let another JRPG breathe besides their favorite child.

Unless Sony has any plans to somehow turn LoD into a live-service or gacha game, the title will stay into obscurity among the general public. Admittedly, I’ve never played LoD so it could be possible to expand its world and keep it alive for several years would it be successful. Sony has founded ForwardWorks which works on mobile games based on Sony’s dead franchises, but its main focus is catering to their Japanese audience and SIE hasn’t really emphasized on that front for now, despite enormous success from Aniplex and Fate Grand Order which is also owned by Sony. In general, if Sony felt like keeping LoD relevant, they would have made a new entry for years now.

The only safe future I can consider is adding the original game on the new PS+



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victor83fernandes said:

Sony doesnt have money for square enix

Square Enix would probably be something like 7-8B, and Sony has already promised investors they will be spending at least 10 billion for growth over the next 2 years. And they've made it clear that number is a minimum, if the right opportunity comes up, they are willing to spend more.



victor83fernandes said:

Sony doesnt have money for square enix

We're not in 2008 anymore. 



I'd rather have Bluepoint work on a LOD remake than Square.



the-pi-guy said:

Square Enix would probably be something like 7-8B, and Sony has already promised investors they will be spending at least 10 billion for growth over the next 2 years. And they've made it clear that number is a minimum, if the right opportunity comes up, they are willing to spend more.

I think its a bit understated, but Sony went from near bankruptcy at the start of the last decade, leading them to focus on their entertainment pillars as they slowly reduced their debt, to tripling their market cap and increasing their profit margins significantly before the launch of the PS5. 

Has there been a better company turnaround in the last decade than Sony? 



Hynad said:
Spike0503 said:

Geez, what a mean spirited comment. At least the other people saying "Nope, good talk" are less condescending.

Honestly I'm not sure what the Square purchase would mean for a LoD remake/reboot but I'd say that stranger things have happened. Crash, Shenmue, Mega Man and Valkyrie Profile were allowed  dead franchises until the people in charge gave them a chance.

Geez, it’s not like he’s been at it since his very first day here, years ago. He brings it up every other day, FFS!

So what? Nothing wrong with being passionate about something you care about. 

You could always ignore the topics that annoy you, that's something I do.