Square Enix have made it obvious that they like money a lot this generation with their multiplatform approach to consoles and a move towards developing more Western games. There’s still another filling to go into the sweet money pie though; DLC. We’ve seen the publisher pass up on some huge opportunites to take advantage of this in games like Final Fantasy XIII, but that’s all set to change.
Square Enix Europe CEO Phil Rogers has been talking about the importance of DLC in the company’s future, stating, “How we offer content to consumers via digital download is very important to us, and premium downloadable content is an absolute must for the titles that we launch.”
We can already see the seeds of this plan being sewn; Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is Square Enix’s first download-only entry into the Tomb Raider franchise (or maybe not). “I think the new Lara Croft game is a testament to our strategy to try something new,” said Rogers, “not as an experiment in a hit or miss way, but actually as a way to meet new consumer demand.”
So we can expect to see plenty more Sqeenix content when we go to check the PSN and XBL from now on.