Square Enix must diversify its gaming output, company president says

January 19, 2024
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Square Enix president Takashi Kiryu believes the company needs to diversify its gaming output, but also focus on fewer releases.

Kiryu’s comments are from an investor Q&A from November just recently published in English, in which he addressed multiple questions – in particular regarding the company’s medium-term business plan and what Kiryu described as “the limited diversity of our title portfolio”.

“Because we possess strong IPs like the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy franchises, I believe that we have tended to be overly reliant on certain gameplay styles or genres,” he said. “Meanwhile, the tastes of customers in the gaming market have diversified, and customers have come to enjoy content from a variety of genres.”

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