This year E3 was shined with major announcements from Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Square Enix. Meanwhile, with Ubisoft and other studios revving up for their own gaming subscription service, Square Enix is thinking why they are behind all of them. According to the studio’s president Yosuke Matsuda, Square Enix subscription service for its games are being considered and explored at the studio and will be detailed soon.
The latest news arrived directly from Yosuke Matsuda in an interview at E3 2019. Matsuda personally thinks that it is better to have their own subscription service when they hands game for Microsoft’s Xbox Game pass. In his words:
We do already provide games for Microsoft’s Game Pass. But at the end of the day, the direction that we’re thinking about is having a channel of our own.
Although Matsuda mentioned that the developers are also aware of the development preparations and other services investments in order to bring the service live. The Square Enix subscription service needs to be explored whether the service should provide the third party games or attached to their own titles. Most importantly the fact is we need to collect as much information possible to make our own gaming subscription service.
Moreover, Square Enix have already detailed their abilities to put all of their games on their own digital store. While the thoughts of having own subscription service is one another step to join the competition.
This year during E3 2019, Square Enix showed major upcoming titles that include most hyped Final Fantasy 7 remake. Not only that, but Square Enix also announced all-new Marvel’s Avengers game which is coming on May 15, 2020, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Moreover, Square Enix has also partnered with Techland to work on their upcoming Dying Light 2.
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