Square Enix looking to remaster older titles following ff pixel remaster success.
During the 43rd Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Q&A, Square Enix’s board discussed the possibility of remastering their older titles, taking into account the positive response received from the release of the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster earlier this year.
“Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remaster” has been well received. Are there plans to remaster other past titles? Personally, I would like to play “Xenogears.”
Asked by one of the shareholders, Square Enix replied with a quick “We will refrain from sharing information about new titles, but we are considering various ideas within the Company and hope that you will look forward to forthcoming announcements.”
Another shareholder also asked about the company’s long release gaps between games, asking “In the Company’s existing businesses, it has longer gaps between game releases than its peers do. Even if the quality of its titles is high, these long gaps seem to impact sales. What are your thoughts on the release schedule for major future titles?”
“I will refrain from speaking in specifics, but I will say that we believe that the strengthening of our internal development organization will be of benefit as the difficulty of developing major titles is becoming extremely high, which also has implications for development lead times. We hope that this reinforcement of our organization will promote the development not only of major titles but also new IPs under the new management team.” Square Enix replied.
In the pipeline for the rest of 2023, DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: THE DARK PRINCE, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH, and Dying Light 2 are scheduled, so fans will be on the lookout for these exciting titles.