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Wonder if Square enix goes out of business/shrink considerably, would Activision cut ties with them and move the COD servers somewhere else from japan?

Hopefully this will happen smile.gif
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I like how everyone doesn't seem to understand what the article is about...
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Wonder if Square enix goes out of business/shrink considerably, would Activision cut ties with them and move the COD servers somewhere else from japan?

Hopefully this will happen smile.gif
Given the juggernaut that Activision has become (especially since the merger with Blizzard), Activision might just buy out SquareEnix entirely.

But as others have said, at the moment this speaks more to Sony's cash flow problems than it does to SquareEnix's value.
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I wonder how much say Sony even had over Square Enix operations. It will be interesting if we start seing changes out of them.

I wonder if SOE is on the sale block too?
The final fantasy series just needs to die with whatever bit of honor it has left. Though if you look at other games Square Enix has made it is a different story. Just Cause 2 is one of my favorite games to this day for example.

There is nothing wrong with making more final fantasy games. Its not a series in the same way that Assassins Creed, halo or even Elders scroll is. Every one (excluding the X-2 and XIII-2 ect) are stand alone games that don't carry much over form the earlier instalments.

That said they should seriously re-evaluate the way they make the games. Most attempts to "modernize" the series have only served to make the games worse. There hasn't been a decent FF game since FF X and even that was a bit meh.

More then anything they need to get back to the roots of how an FF games is supposed to be. Great story, turn based combat, open world map ect.


More then anything it would be nice if Square would start making more multi plat games. There is so few good JRPG on PC it would be nice to see them make a good FF and put in on PC.

They've shown they can make a good game...just not when it has final fantasy in the title. Though I've heard that FF14: A Realm Reborn is actually pretty good since the revamp, but I've never played it. I think they should just retire the series and focus on the games they can do well that people like.
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Countless Squaresoft games from the 90's deserved sequels. Judging by the way classic games have been "re-invented" lately, I think I'm glad they waited. They may not have had the best influence for staying true to their roots.

I had a hard time finding a Squre game on the PS1 that I couldn't enjoy. That's for true. They really went overboard with the new ideas and concepts these days. Refining some of their greatest work would be the best direction, if you ask me.
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This makes sense. Sony is spread out too thin and needs to make some serious cuts before they can even think about regaining focus and perhaps even grow once more. I can't really think of any products aside from their Playstation console that isn't beat by another more specialized company. I wonder who they sold the shares to? Nintendo? Hahahaha
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Final Fantasy XII was a great game and Final Fantasy XIV: ARR has been doing amazingly well. It just hit 2 million subscribers with a subscription model.

This article has nothing to do with Sony selling off it's stake in Final Fantasy because it is bad, and more to do with Sony needing a quick influx of money.
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About time. They have been producing crap for years. They just need to go back to making JRPGs or re-making the ones that fans have been screaming for forever (Chrono Trigger, FF7, Vagrant Story (Just me screaming for that one))

Add a Legend of Dragoon 2 to that list.
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Wonder if Square enix goes out of business/shrink considerably, would Activision cut ties with them and move the COD servers somewhere else from japan?

Hopefully this will happen smile.gif

Why. Why would you want SE to fail? Geezus.
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