Earlier in the week, the Japanese publisher Nikkei published a lengthy interview with the CEO of Square Enix, Yosuke Matsuda. In the interview, the Switch was discussed, and Matsuda had quite a bit to say on his opinion about the console.

Matsuda goes on to say:

“Our developers with a strong interest in the Switch are eager to challenge themselves to find new ways for people to play games. Having more gaming platforms available is a good thing for us. I really want the Switch to succeed. We’ll be developing new titles, and we’d like to port existing titles that the Switch can support often as we can.

Nintendo creates a variety of new gameplay possibilities. I think other companies will comes up with some surprising gimmicks using the Switch’s unique capabilities. We have our own way of doing things, so we’ll be marrying the Switch’s unique features to the kinds of games we’re known for.”

Elsewhere around the web, you may see or have seen some translations that cite Matsuda as saying the Switch is being prioritized over other platforms, but this isn’t the case. Nothing about any prioritization has been said, despite Matsuda’s enthusiasm for the Switch overall.

Regardless, Matsuda’s excitement for developing for the Switch is clear, and it’s both exciting and promising to imagine what Square Enix might have in store for us in the future.


Translation courtesy of Nintendo Everything

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