It’s a tough thing to make a franchise in video games. Sometimes you have the right idea with the right mechanic, or the right story, and sometimes you think you do, and it doesn’t work out that way. For some companies, once you have a franchise, you don’t want to stop making games for them, cause you know they’ll sell. Or at least they’ll sell well enough.
For Square-Enix, they’ve been trying to both revitalize certain franchises, but also try new ones as well. And now, though they won’t divulge much, the company is promising new IP’s in the future.
“I cannot disclose much at this moment, but we are working on various initiatives, including some experimental projects,” Square Enix president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda said during the company’s latest financial briefing.
“So far, we have created IPs for a wide range of platforms, including consoles, smart devices, PCs and publication,” he continued. “Based on this strength, we will actively work on creating new IPs in FY2016/3.”
It’ll be interesting to see what they create, as they’re also working on Kingdom Hearts 3, a title that MANY fans have wanted for a long time. And with the success of Bravely Default, and a good start for Bravely Second, can we expect more RPG’s in the future?