Square Enix CEO Aims To Make A Game That Surpasses Final Fantasy VII


megaflare During a shareholder’s meeting, an invitee asked Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada about the company’s future prospects. Wada said addressed plans for the company’s future. Currently, the largest revenue generator is the HD games department, but Wada plans on expanding downloadable content sales and doubling Square Enix’s network/social game sales. Wada aims to grow Square Enix’s profits from 10 billion yen to 40 billion yen.


Another attendee asked about bringing Dragon Quest to the Wii U and *gulp* about a Final Fantasy VII remake. As a general rule, Dragon Quest goes to the most popular console, but now that console is old hardware. Wada believes Dragon Quest X will appeal to core MMORPG players and people who enjoy Wii U’s easy to play style. Wada later said the offline part of Dragon Quest X is ten hours long.


On Final Fantasy VII, after Advent Children Complete Wada felt it was time to give it a break. To this day, Wada believes no game they’ve made to date has exceeded the appeal of Final Fantasy VII. Studios all around the world revere Final Fantasy VII as a "god game." The staff would be happy making a remake, but as a company Wada wants to make a game that surpasses Final Fantasy VII.

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