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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Editorial: Square Enix is approaching creative bankruptcy.

Siliconera reports that Squenix has said that for the time being there are no plans for new Saga or Mana/Seiken Densetsu games, just ports and remakes.

This from the company that said their acquisition of Eidos saved them major embarrassment because they had few Japanese games to show off. This from the company that has admitted to shitcanning games because they didn't focus-test well.

Do you see a pattern here? I sure do!

I have to wonder if the Enix side of Square-Enix is a little too conservative for the kind of company Squaresoft used to be. Enix coasted so long on one main property and its spinoffs, and that's what I'm seeing Square Enix do too. I can't even imagine this company okaying Xenogears, or Vagrant Story, or maybe even Final Fantasy Tactics. Which is why I'll be surprised if this company exists in the same form five or ten years from now.

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