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Square Enix Next-Gen Exclusives Will Not Be Happening Anytime Soon

Japanese game developer Square Enix has set the record straight on their plans for the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles during their third-quarter earnings investor Q&A. 

They revealed that though they were working on next-gen titles for the upcoming consoles, they will be focused on making the games backwards compatible instead of making them next-gen exclusives.

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“The next-generation consoles will have backward compatibility, so we plan for the time being to make our new titles available for both current and next-generation consoles,” Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda revealed. “It will, therefore, be somewhat farther down the road that we release titles exclusively for the next-generation consoles.”

Though they did not specify what games they were working on, it could be that Square Enix is working on next-gen versions of their current games. Such as the Final Fantasy 7 remake which will be released on the PlayStation 4 in a few months. Square Enix will definitely be making sure the game runs smoothly on the PlayStation 5 as well, perhaps with a few added bonuses to make use of the new console’s features.

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Ultimately, with the PlayStation 4 being one of the highest-selling consoles of all time, it is perfectly understandable for Square Enix to refrain from making next-gen exclusive games for now. 

Square Enix did not mention any other games that are in the works but we might just have to wait till E3 2020 for that to happen.


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