One of the biggest question marks for the Nintendo Switch at launch, as well as in its first year, was whether the system was going to be able to bring in 3rd party companies in such a way that they’d want to make games for the system. Turns out, they did. Year one had many big name 3rd party titles, including some exclusives that did surprisingly well. What’s more, year two seems to be following the same vein, as multiple major companies are providing big titles for the Switch, and one of the biggest ones is Square Enix.
They’ve already put their latest JRPG Lost Sphear on the system, and later this year (date unknown at present), they’re going to bring the anticipated Project Octopath Traveler. And there’s also rumors of Final Fantasy XV showing up, but that’sonly a rumor.
So, does this mean that Square Enix is going to continue to support the Switch in the long haul?
Well, in an interview with Edge Magazine, CEO Yosuke Matsuda said the following in regards to the companies games on the Switch and what it means for the future:
“They haven’t done badly! Obviously, it only came out last March, so it hasn’t been long, but of all the publishers who are working on Switch we’ve done quite a few things. It’s a very attractive platform – there are a lot of people within the company that are looking to make games for Switch.”
The fact that a lot of people within the company want to make more games on the Switch is a good sign. We know the Final Fantasy team want to work with it, Tokyo RPG Factory has already made games for it, and then there’s Octopath which could be a game changer. So, what else could be coming? Maybe…Kingdom Hearts III?