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Square Enix Might Do Something New for Dragon Quest X

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In an interview with Famitsu, Square Enix workers hinted that something new may appear for Dragon Quest X in 2023. Judging from the comments, it seems that Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy will be Square Enix’s main focus. Developers for games outside of those two stated that they will focus on development. This is likely due to how many games came out from Square Enix in 2022. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

For starters, new games outside of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest that are planned will not appear next year. Tomoya Asano and Ryutarou Ichimura both stated that after the rush of games in 2022, 2023 will likely be a year of preparation and development. Ichimura added that they might be able to publicize some unannounced titles next year. However, he did not give a definitive statement.

For reference, Asano planned and produced Bravely Default, Octopath Traveler, and Triangle Strategy. Ichimura is the chief producer of the Dragon Quest series. Meanwhile, Takashi Anzai and Takuma Shiraishi both stated that they want to try something new. Since both of them are working on Dragon Quest X, that is likely what Square Enix wants to focus on for now.

2023 will likely be the year of new content for Dragon Quest X, though time will tell if the comments in this interview are accurate. Dragon Quest X is available on the Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and mobile devices. The offline version is on the PS4, PS5, Switch, and Windows PC.

Stephanie Liu
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