Peter Paltridge

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Sometimes it pays to stay up late. Around 11 PM Pacific (or 8 AM in Europe, which will make sense in a minute), Square Enix made the announcement that it was henceforth abandoning any and all plans to produce video games with a distinctly Western flavor. We’re talking the content produced by Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal — studios that weren’t originally Square studios but were brought under the umbrella when Square wanted to target the West more aggressively.
They have now changed their minds. Whether the lackluster performance of Marvel’s Avengers made them pivot or something else, Square’s lost its taste for gritty American and European styled game worlds and will henceforth focus exclusively on the Japanese fantasy stuff it’s best known for.
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Goddess of the Couch potatoes
Now I am nervous on what will happen to Tomb Raider because it is under Crystal Dynamics.


Money Heister
I think Square Enix just want to focus with their Japanese titles like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. The Pandemic really affected the economy so its hard to have multiple studios to run.