Square Enix: “Switch is a very attractive and important platform”
Square Enix has been one of the strongest supporters of Switch in the console’s early lifecycle. Between what’s already out and what’s on the way, the company has a whole lot of love for the platform. Project Octopath Traveler, Dragon Quest XI, Dragon Quest Builders 1 and 2, and Lost Sphear are just a few of the highlights.
There’s a reason why Square Enix is supporting Switch in this way so far. Speaking with MCV, CEO Yosuke Matsuda said that the system “is a very attractive and platform for us.” He also said that Switch is “a unique piece of hardware.”
Matsuda’s full words:
“The Switch is a very attractive and important platform for us. As a games company, having that breadth in our portfolio is very important, with the Switch being such a unique piece of hardware.”
“For gamers, Nintendo is very closely attached to the JRPG, because so many of them out out back in the SUper Nintendo days.”
Matsuda also commented on I Am Setsuna in relation to Switch. When the project was originally being created, Square Enix wasn’t targeting the system in particular since it hadn’t even been released at the time.
“When we started work on Project Setsuna, the Switch wasn’t even out yet, there was no information about it. We really set out to make this style of game and to make it on home console. But we didn’t really have any particular ideas about which console we were going to go for in the planning stage.”