Square Enix, a Japanese game publisher founded in 1975, is one of the world’s most popular video game companies. It has a long history, with games that have been released for decades, and they have a very loyal and passionate fanbase. So it comes as no surprise that even though the company is getting older, and more work slows down over time, the fans still remain unbothered. Some of their titles are absolute titans in the gaming industry both in the East and the West. These include the long-running Dragon Quest series and the revolutionary Final Fantasy series. They have also produced the critically acclaimed hit Life is Strange and its subsequent sequels. In this section you can find the latest news regarding Square Enix; be it the games, the staff, the business dealings, and others.
- Year Founded: 2003
- Founders: Yasuhiro Fukushima, Masafumi Miyamoto
- Subsidiaries: Crystal Dynamics, Tokyo RPG Factory, Beautiful Game Studios, Square Enix Europe
- CEO: Yosuke Matsuda
Chrono Cross Recieved A Remaster Because The Studio Thought It Would Become “Unplayable”
The Chrono Cross remaster became a reality because Square Enix feared the original wouldn't remain accessible and become unplayable.
Forspoken’s Sales Have Been “Lackluster,” Says Square Enix
Square Enix has claimed that Forspoken's sales were lackluster in their Outline of Results briefing, which was held on February 2, 2023.
Final Fantasy XVI Will Feature Curse Words, A First For The Franchise
The characters in Final Fantasy XVI will use swear words like "f**k," but Michael-Christopher Koji Fox has assured it won't be over the top.
Luminous Productions To Be Merged With Square Enix After Forspoken Debacle
Square Enix announced the merger of Luminous Productions in a press release, which will be finalized by May 1.
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Hogwarts Legacy Is Everything That Forspoken Is Not
The two games have shared many things in common since their initial announcements, but Hogwarts Legacy was always steps ahead.
Forspoken’s Sales Charts In Various Regions Highlight Great Sales
As noted in recent sales charts, Forspoken has sold more than what was initially expected in many regions, including Japan and the US.
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MCU-Style Dialogue Works In Games Like Hi-Fi Rush, Not Forspoken
Forspoken is an example of why the MCU writing style doesn't work in serious RPGs and is only meant for frivolous titles like Hi-Fi Rush.
Final Fantasy VII Has Sold Over 14.1 Million Units Worldwide
Final Fantasy VII has sold over 14.1 million copies around the world, according to director Yoshinori Kitase.
Life Is Strange Devs Teasing New Narrative Game
Don't Nod posted a teaser image for its new narrative game, which is being developed by Life is Strange's creator, producer, and veterans.
Hi-Fi Rush Has Reportedly Outsold Forspoken On Steam By A Mile
An underdog among recent releases, Hi-Fi Rush, has seemingly outsold the high-budget AAA title, Forspoken, by an exceedingly wide margin.
Final Fantasy Origin Could Get A Sequel If Fans Want It Enough
Tetsuya Nomura has said that a sequel to Strangers of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is possible, but only if the reception improves.
Forspoken Boasts Blazing Fast Load Times Using DirectStorage 1.1
Forspoken is reportedly the first game to utilize the DirectStorage 1.1 technology on PC, causing its load times to reduce drastically.
Forspoken Changed Direction Multiple Times During Development
During its production, Forspoken changed forms numerous times and the final product is unrecognizable from the original pitch.
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Forspoken Is A Mess But Its Dialogue Is What Makes It Unplayable
Forspoken has a ton of technical issues, but its dialogue stands out as the one aspect trying its best to make you stop playing.
Fan Creates 3D Models Of Cloud Strife’s Weapons From Original Final Fantasy VII
To relive nostalgia, a fan has created 3D resin miniatures of all 16 weapons that Cloud Strife had in the original Final Fantasy VII.
New Forspoken Leak Reveals Final Boss Gameplay
Forspoken has seen a new leak on YouTube that showcases the final boss battle. The leak is about 20 minutes long and full of spoilers.
Forspoken Currently Ranking High On Amazon’s Best-Seller Charts
It seems like Forspoken isn't getting bogged down by criticism as it soars in the "best-selling" PlayStation 5 games charts on Amazon.
Forspoken Developers Under Fire After Recent PC Specs Reveal
Forspoken has been under a slew of controversy, causing fans concern after Square Enix revealed its high PC requirements a few days ago.
Forspoken Devs Not Sending Pre-Launch Review Codes To Major Outlets
Square Enix is withholding Forspoken's pre-launch review codes from reputable critic outlets. The game will lack reviews before launch.
Forspoken Gameplay Leaks A Week Ahead Of Release
The first hour of Forspoken—the next anticipated title from Square Enix that is set to release in just a week—has leaked online.