Square Enix wants consoles to last longer, swim faster, jump higher

Well, here’s some stunning news. Square Enix global president Yoichi Wada is hoping for a long, lively console life for the current generation of systems. This shouldn’t come as a shock, considering that it’s taken a good four years for the company to release the next iteration of their flagship Final Fantasy series for current consoles.

According to Wada, it took developers an incredibly long time to fully grasp software development for current consoles. He further elaborates, “The ideal situation for developers would be to have a single platform worldwide – but that’s impossible, so with multi-platform, if you can expand your user base, I think we have to accept that reality.¬†For the current generation, the ideal for us would be a long platform cycle and the prices to come down gradually, so that we can expand that user base.”