Square Enix Seeking Redemption In The Next Generation?
We haven't gotten Kingdom Hearts III. The Final Fantasy VII remake was a no-show (and now a virtual impossibility). Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 did little to appease the irritated long-time fans.
And while Square Enix has certainly branched out this generation and landed several top-tier titles (Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the upcoming Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider leap to mind), the Squaresoft we once knew and loved is long gone. But what if they're just gearing up to storm out of the gate in the next generation? What if redemption will be found when the new consoles are on store shelves? Think about it.
There's really no knowing when Final Fantasy Versus XIII will come out, and many think that the constant delays are pushing the title into the next generation. Then you've got Kingdom Hearts III, which has been mentioned more than once but isn't right around the corner. One could also cite the next new installment in the primary series, Final Fantasy XV, which is but a glimmer in a developer's eye right now (or so we assume). And of course, the hopes for a FFVII remake will never die, despite the depressing facts that turn such hopes into pipe dreams.
Perhaps there's good reason to look forward to the next generation. Maybe that's where Square Enix will finally pay homage to all those disillusioned fans who would, in truth, be quick to jump on KHIII and, presumably, Versus XIII. Can you imagine if Square Enix had any of these titles available for the launch of a new console...?
7/16/2012 8:49:49 PM Ben Dutka