A couple of months ago the sale of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal was announced. Now it seems Square Enix It still has plans to move its own development studios, as mentioned in its most recent financial meeting The Japanese company is looking to sell shares in some of its wholly-owned studios.
According to industry analyst David Gibson, the sale of Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal was just one step in this restructuring. Thus, Square Enix is expected to review its catalog of research, and decide whether to retain full ownership or allow other companies to buy stakes in those businesses.
2) Selling CD/E is Phase 1, Phase 2 is diversification of studio capital structure.
— David Gibson (@gibbogame) August 5, 2022
This allows Square Enix to more easily move resources between studios, Focused on being able to allocate “resources primarily for Japanese titles”. It was even noted that this was a factor in the decision to sell Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal, since the resources they needed would “cannibalize” other plans.
So that is expected Companies like Sony, Tencent and Nexon are interested in these pieces. It is important to note that there is no talk of full acquisition, but only of participating in this study. We’re talking about teams like the four creative business units that handle the Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and HD-Today games; Brilliant Productions, responsible for prophesied; Accredited by Tokyo RPG Factory, I’m Setsuna; Who was in charge of Square Enix London Mobile Tomb Raider Reloaded; and more
There are no further details about it at this time. But it probably won’t be long before partial investment and purchase. In related matters, it has been reported that Sony is interested in acquiring Square Enix. Similarly, the Japanese company reveals why its HD-2D style is almost unique.
Undoubtedly, a rare movement. This decision does explain why his three Western studios were sold, though, and it shows Marvel’s Avengers And with its high cost partly to blame, it would be odd to see Tencent involved in Final Fantasy or the next HD-2D game.
Through: David Gibson