Square Enix president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda held a results briefing earlier this month for the company and he took the chance to talk about the Nintendo Switch. Matsuda outlined the support Square Enix would be given to Nintendo’s newest console and stated that they welcome a platform like the Switch because of it being received well by consumers.
Here’s a full translation from Square Enix:
Q: Where do you intend to prioritize allocation of your development resources going forward?
A: We base our development resource allocations on the unique attributes of each platform. In particular, Nintendo Switch makes it easier for us to leverage our back catalog of assets and expertise, so we want to be proactive in creating new IP and rebooting past titles for that platform.
Q: What do you think of Nintendo Switch, and how are you approaching development efforts for it?
A: Nintendo Switch is seeing rapid uptake, and we welcome the arrival of such a platform. We intend to be proactive in our development efforts given that it’s a platform that is well suited to the mid-sized titles at which we excel.