SNES and PS1 JRPG players consider the words ‘Enix’ and ‘Squaresoft’ as the holy grail in that era. Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger and many more classics stem from that era of gaming. Now the president of Square Enix has come out to say that the Nintendo Switch lends itself very well to that era.
Square Enix president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda chose his words very carefully when he stated the following in a Q&A results briefing session:
Q: Where do you intend to prioritize allocation of your development resources going forward?
A: We base our development resource allocations on the unique attributes of each platform. In particular, Nintendo Switch makes it easier for us to leverage our back catalogue of assets and expertise, so we want to be proactive in creating new IP and rebooting past titles for that platform.
Q: What do you think of Nintendo Switch, and how are you approaching development efforts for it?
A: Nintendo Switch is seeing rapid uptake, and we welcome the arrival of such a platform. We intend to be proactive in our development efforts given that it’s a platform that is well suited to the mid-sized titles at which we excel.
Those are some exciting words for fans. It could mean just about anything, but we would put our money on some SNES classics getting the Project Octopath treatment and being released on the Switch in the coming years.