Square Enix to “Aggressively Pursue a Multiplatform Strategy” with Future Titles

    A new strategy amid losses in profit.

    Alongside its financial report, Square Enix has shared key details on its business strategy for the future. Specifically, Square is set to “aggressively pursue a multiplatform strategy that includes Nintendo platforms, PlayStation, Xbox, and PCs”. 

    This follows a fiscal year that saw two major AAA titles ship on one platform only, which certainly affected sales. The company has released both Final Fantasy XVI and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth exclusively for the PlayStation 5, with a PC release on the way for the former. This new strategy will shift for titles of this caliber to launch across all platforms at the same time. Square Enix previously operated under this methodology with releases like Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XV, but the company is keen on expanding to include PC players this time around. Ultimately, the more access Square can provide to its games, the better. 

    Due to this new strategy, a massive amount of projects were canceled. As a result, profit for Fiscal Year 2024 was down 69.7%. Square hopes that going forward, the multiplatform release focus will yield higher sales and retention.

    As we head into the halfway point of 2025, the Nintendo Switch 2 is inching closer and closer. It’s likely Square Enix is already in full development of multiple titles for the system, with the upcoming system capable of running high-profile ports of games like Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. A PC release will surely be in the cards as well, and with the mention of Xbox, that is certainly not out of the question either.

    This multiplatform strategy comes alongside mentions of shifting development to prioritize quality over quantity. Further in the financial report, Square Enix mentions a key pillar of this new business strategy is “Shift from quantity to quality, Delivering ensured ‘Fun'”. 

    Noah Hunter
    Noah Hunter
    Noah is Final Weapon’s Editor-in-Chief. He co-founded the website in June 2019 and has been writing for it ever since. In total, he has over five years of writing experience across many publications, including IGN Entertainment. His favorite series include Xeno and Final Fantasy.

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