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We're not abandoning console games, says Square Enix

"I can categorically say that we’re not abandoning core, triple-A console and PC games." - Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix's European and American branches, talks openly about the company's future.
"I can categorically say that we’re not abandoning core, triple-A console and PC games."
- Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix's European and American branches, talks openly about the company's future. In a blog post on the Square Enix website, Rogers was keen to address consumer confusion regarding where the company is going next with its video game release schedule. In particular, he noted that Square Enix is not shifting all of its attention to mobile platforms. "New business models have risen up, which we periodically will try to explore," he explained. "I know this can be frustrating for some long-time fans of our games, particularly if it seems that we're heading in unfamiliar directions without much in the way of explanation. Explaining our approach to these opportunities is something we're working to improve on." Experimenting and adapting to changes in the industry is something that Square Enix must do, he reasoned, or else the company won't be in the position to keep creating the sorts of games that it is known for. Rogers noted that, while the company will continue to explore mobile and tablet games, it also has numerous games in development for next-gen consoles and PC, including Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts III, Thief, Heroes & Generals and a next-gen Tomb Raider sequel. The full blog post can be found on the Square Enix website.

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