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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Square Enix definitely is setting itself up for a buyout - Part 2

Sony buys Square my dream <3

Last edited by SegaHeart - on 05 August 2022

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SanAndreasX said:

I hope SE doesn’t sell, but if it happens, I would like Nintendo to make a play for Dragon Quest, though.

Given Sony's westward shift I could see a scenario where they'd drop Dragon Quest to make the process simpler. 



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KrspaceT said:
SanAndreasX said:

I hope SE doesn’t sell, but if it happens, I would like Nintendo to make a play for Dragon Quest, though.

Given Sony's westward shift I could see a scenario where they'd drop Dragon Quest to make the process simpler. 

Also Bravely default 2 and Project triangle and octopath traveller dropped sold to Nintendo



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I can see Sony paying $5 Billion to get them.



Xxain said:
SanAndreasX said:

I hope SE doesn’t sell, but if it happens, I would like Nintendo to make a play for Dragon Quest, though.

Definitely not would happen. What is the point of buying Square Enix if Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Dragon Quest don't come with it? 

Exactly, some people are thinking that DQ wouldn't be part of the deal if it went through. Sony knows how valuable that IP is in Japan and would likely take it as well. Yuji Horii's company, Armor Project is also partly owned by SE as they have quite a few shares in his company along with publishing contract rights and assets such as engine design, concepts and artwork. The relationship with SE and Horii is very strong and an acquisition by Sony would not break that. They certainly wouldn't just drop DQ off to Nintendo beforehand as that would make no sense, Sony is looking for SE Tokyo as a whole according to the rumor.  They are not looking for a westward shift in this because if they were, they would have picked up CD and Eidos back in April. 



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Blood_Tears said:
Xxain said:

Definitely not would happen. What is the point of buying Square Enix if Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Dragon Quest don't come with it? 

Exactly, some people are thinking that DQ wouldn't be part of the deal if it went through. Sony knows how valuable that IP is in Japan and would likely take it as well. Yuji Horii's company, Armor Project is also partly owned by SE as they have quite a few shares in his company along with publishing contract rights and assets such as engine design, concepts and artwork. The relationship with SE and Horii is very strong and an acquisition by Sony would not break that. They certainly wouldn't just drop DQ off to Nintendo beforehand as that would make no sense, Sony is looking for SE Tokyo as a whole according to the rumor.  They are not looking for a westward shift in this because if they were, they would have picked up CD and Eidos back in April. 

Square Enix doesn't own Kingdom Hearts or Dragon Quest. The only big IP they have is Final Fantasy.



I don't think so.



Xxain said:

“driven by concerns that the titles cannibalized sales of the rest of the group and so it could improve capital efficiency” - Their explanation for why the sold Edios.

da may no cents.

Their Western studios were too costly to run, and made little profit. Hence, the monetary sales performance of their entire company was being weakened. 

This isn't new news. We knew this the day they sold off Eidos and Crystal Dynamics.



Sony should get them, but it's close after the Bungie acquisition. So tencent or Saudi Arabia seem more likely.



Please excuse my (probally) poor grammar

Qwark said:

Sony should get them, but it's close after the Bungie acquisition. So tencent or Saudi Arabia seem more likely.

There's like zero relation btw Bungie being acquired and Sony maybe getting Square...