Square Enix Has Established A Division Exclusively For Switch Development
Square Enix is one of those third party companies that’s been a little more hesitant in its support of the Nintendo Switch. The company most notably brought I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear—two low-budget, retro-inspired JRPGS—and is prepping to release the heavily anticipated Octopath Traveler. Apart form that, things have been relatively quiet from the company on the Switch front, but it seems that Square is finally doubling down on bringing bigger projects in greater volume to the platform in the future.
Game Informer recently got to talk with Square at a press event about Octopath Traveler, and the executive they were talking with had an interesting tidbit of news. Tomoya Asano, division executive at Square, said that the company has established a Switch division in April, and that the sales of Octopath Traveler will be used to judge how much support the company will give in the future. Here’s what was said:
"Square Enix has decided that it wants to focus on original titles for the Switch. If Octopath Traveler does well and this is something that appeals to fans, we want to focus on Switch. Please pick up the Switch if you want to play games like Octopath Traveler."
In addition to this, Asano also confirmed that there are more large projects on the way to Switch, though he wouldn’t say what’s being worked on. Here’s what he said:
"There are several other titles that we're currently working on for Switch. If you could just wait a bit longer, we'll work with Nintendo and announce them in the future."
With any luck, we’ll hear more about these projects at E3, but at least it looks like Square is going to be sticking with the Switch for quite some time.