Microsoft is with Xbox, PC and Steam Deck in a lagoon with Square Enix, especially seeing releases on their platforms versus those of PlayStation on PS4 and PS5; but Phil Spencer seeks to improve on that.
The news broke a month ago when we learned through an insider that the relationship between Microsoft and Square Enix was not going well at all, even more so with many of the recent game releases.
This has not been confirmed by either party, but based on the latest information we are aware of and on the response of the CEO de Gaming en Microsoft everything could fit a little more.
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As we read by alex angel as Director of Business Development in the Video Game IndustryHe too Xbox Brand CEO declared in GDC that he is working for improve the relationship between Xbox and Square Enix.
Aniel was meeting with Spencer at Game Developers Conference 2023 and during the talk he asked him about Japan. Spencer would respond by saying that he admires and respects, but also accepts that Xbox is always going to be a distant third as the “away team”.
Despite everything, he also claimed to be working on a form of improve the relationship between Xbox and Square Enix. Does that mean that soon things could split for all companies?
The logo on the Series S and Series X console is somewhat behind PS5 in Japan
the lack of Xbox versions of Japanese games has been constant in the brand, in fact it has could know that Capcom’s Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection does not have versions on Xbox due to a “commercial decision”.
The Branded by the creator of Windows It always seems to have been somewhat more distant in Japanese territory, despite the fact that with Xbox One an attempt was made to improve slightly and with Xbox Series X | S they have already exceeded the sales figure with 150,000 consoles.
Of course, nothing prevented Xbox from raising the price of both machines in said territory. Now they only have to continue improving the failed Redfall, think about Starfield and prepare the last bits of Xbox Games Showcase.
For now nothing more is known about it, either how Spencer intends to improve this business relationship or the way he plans to offer or exchange something mutual.
Final Fantasy 16 is going to be released for PlayStation 5 soon and there isn’t even one right now PC version planned, rather its release date because something like that will come; After all, we have Final Fantasy VII Remake Integrated.
We are aware that Xbox works to improve relations with Square Enix but, with Game Pass? Some original game on consoles? ¿Revivir Scalebound?