Square Enix ending PlayStation exclusivity for their games

Rebirth confirmed a flop. It's over for PlayStation exclusivity.

https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1789911362291786066

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  1. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    The whole internet is laughing at Playstation.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's so fricking over.

      >snoys pretend square enix games are sony's for years
      >they even claim sony will buy SE
      >this happens
      sonysisters... when will our humiliation end???

      Rebirth and Remake never ever, Xbox troony.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Dilate Jeremy/Barry

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Tendie if you dont wanna see how DEI practices ran Xbox and PS to the ground thats on you.

        Eric you lost and got raped

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Anyone not a snoy must be a Msoftgay
        I'm juat glad that consoles are slowly dying. Nobody has to buy a $600 box just to play games they might enjoy.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's so fricking over.

      ONE GAME
      I DON'T KNOW WHY
      I BOUGHT A PS5 WITH NO GAMES TO BUY
      KEEP THAT IN MIND THEY DESIGNED THIS DRIVE
      TO IMPROVE LOADING TIMES
      THAT'S ALL I KNOW
      CONSOLE EXCLUSIVES ARE KEY
      WATCH EM FLY BY AS THEY PORT TO PC
      LOSE EXCLUSIVES AT THE END OF THE GEN
      I HAVE NO GAMES TO PLAY
      IT'S SO UNFAIR

      DIDN'T LOOK OUT BELOW
      THROW MY CONSOLE RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW
      TRY TO HOLD ON BUT I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW
      I WASTED IT ALL JUST TO WATCH MOVIES

      I SPEND ALL MY TIME INSIDE
      NOW THAT LAUNCH HYPE HAS DIED, ALL I SEE ARE PORTS
      JUST LIKE THE PS3, IT'S REMINDING ME, OF A MEMORY, OF A TIME WHEN
      I CRIED SO HARD, FOR GAMES AT LAUNCH
      BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES
      BOUGHT PS PLUS, AND PAID SO MUCH
      BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES
      ONE GAME, I DON'T KNOW WHY
      THAT FEELS TO HARD TO GET, I JUST WANT TO BUY
      NEW GAMES TO TRY WHILE CONFINED INSIDE
      BUT IT SERVES TO REMIND THAT I
      BOUGHT THIS BRICK

      IN SPITE OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAD TOLD ME
      NOT TO BUY A NEW CONSOLE ON RELEASE
      REMEMBERING ALL THE GOOD TIMES WITH SONY
      I'M SURPRISED IT GOT SO BAD

      THINGS AREN'T THE WAY THEY WERE BEFORE
      YOU WOULDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE THE PS4
      THE BEST GAMES WENT MULTIPLATFORM
      BUT IT ALL COMES BACK TO THE GOD DAMN GAMES

      I SPEND ALL MY TIME INSIDE
      NOW THAT LAUNCH HYPE HAS DIED, ALL I SEE ARE PORTS
      JUST LIKE THE PS3, IT'S REMINDING ME, OF A MEMORY, OF A TIME WHEN
      I CRIED SO HARD, FOR GAMES AT LAUNCH
      BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES
      BOUGHT PS PLUS, AND PAID SO MUCH
      BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES
      I'VE PUT MY TRUST IN YOU
      PAID AS MUCH AS I COULD PAY
      FOR ALL THIS
      THERE'S ONLY ONE THING I CAN SAY

      I'VE PUT MY TRUST IN YOU
      PAID AS MUCH AS I COULD PAY
      FOR ALL THIS
      THERE'S ONLY ONE THING I CAN SAY

      I CRIED SO HARD, FOR GAMES AT LAUNCH
      BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES
      BOUGHT PS PLUS, AND PAID SO MUCH
      BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES

      They actually tried to save this game buying redditbirth multiple times and It still flopped
      PS5 is that irrelevant

      Black folk like (You) downplayin the PS5 when it sold 50M already. Yall need to get a grip on reality.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Nooo don't answer shitposts with facts!

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah and it’s all of bunch of blacks and hispanics who bought it out of hype and only play Warzone, Fortnite, and GTA Online. Fricking helldivers 2 is the only game Sony has there and the player base is 65-70% PC. PlayStation player do not buy games

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >yall
        >it thinks 50m in like 5 years is not catastrophically bad
        go back to ghetto niggy, you're the only ones still giving a shit about snoystation

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          I'm sure 50m in 5 years is bad because you said so

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            50 million fortnite, cod and fifa players waiting for GTA and ignoring nip slop like ff7

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            compared to 100+ on every competent console yes moron

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              After ten years. Do you think switch and PS2 sold 100 million units in the first year or something?

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Switch sold over 140 million in 7 years.
                Without any price drops.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Sales are irrelevant when a not insignificant portion of those people are just playing COD and sports games, maybe picking up a sloppy game like GoW or Spiderman. Nintendo has historically had higher attach rates which is a much better indication of success, plus they actually have good games.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        the only people who own PS5s are hypebeast morons that only play shooters and sports games. they’re not gonna buy a JRPG.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        PS4 was selling 20mil every year since launch
        PS5 barely selling half of that a year is BAD in terms of business models

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        And yet it still has no games.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          This manga is pretty good but the wait between chapters is killing

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      most games I want now still release on PS4 like SandLand and Megaton Musashi. Stellar Blade is the only reason to own a PS5 and who TF buys a console for one game?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      To become XBone they would have to tell everyone who bought a PS4 to frick off. This is more like their WiiU, missing every target and being a financial sink.

  2. 7 days ago
    sage

    rangeban SEA

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Nintendo fannoys are primarily autistic N64 babies from US.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      groudon please

  3. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's so fricking over.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Twitterbob

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Wow we don’t even get to see how many likes some random moron’s comment get anymore in your desperation.

  4. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Should have bought the game, snoys, don't come crying now.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      They actually tried to save this game buying redditbirth multiple times and It still flopped
      PS5 is that irrelevant

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >PS5 is that irrelevant
        I know only one person who owns a PS5, and they just bought it last week. A little too late, I suppose. Also, they bought it exclusively to play Helldivers 2.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Also, they bought it exclusively to play Helldivers 2.
          is that person a moron? its 40 bux on pc without paid online

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe they didn't have a gaming PC. Although the system requirements aren't that much high for todays standard, I doubt anybody would build a gaming PC specifically to play one game.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              you don't need to build anything and slopdivers will likely run even on cheapest premades comparable to snoystation price

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, but my point still stand.
                It's highly unlikely that someone would buy a PC solely because they want to play a game.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Also, it's less than 40 if you consider buying third-party keys kek

  5. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >xbox
    same as nothing

  6. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I can't tell if I'm supposed to be sad about this news or not, please tag the thread title appropriately next time

  7. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    So both Xbox and Playstation are effectively dead now? You would have thought they would have boomed with covid being a thing for their generation

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I really do wonder how bad it will get if people fast push switching to pc and switch get ready for a breach that will frick those too up you guys better gatekeep that shit

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Nintendo will crash someday too, they are starting to take those sweet ESG bucks, but i wonder if seeing what that did to PS and XBOX will make them rethink taking the westerner approach.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Nintendo will crash someday too, they are starting to take those sweet ESG bucks
          Now that's a delusional post

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            They just hired three DEI Black folk a la Xbox

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              >They just hired three DEI Black folk a la Xbox
              And that will affect Nintendo how?

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Tendie if you dont wanna see how DEI practices ran Xbox and PS to the ground thats on you.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                moron

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Coomer games gone

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                because the three japanese women they hired to handle tax will personally put a stop to games with sex appeal?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, only platforms like PC, Mobile or a true gamer first brand like Nintendo can survive.
      Sony and Xbox got too globohomogeneized, theres no turning back. Too much bloat and line must always go up.
      Nintendo is going to same way eventually, they're also getting caught by the BlackRock honeypot, but they still have 10 years of good finances left.
      Xbox and PS are on the verge of crashing.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        PC isn't immune to DEI hires either, keep in mind. Gaming is in its last days.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          2 more weeks

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Today, actually. Sales humiliation day is here.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            You are already seeing it.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Only if you exclusively play AAA garbage. I'll continue to play my niche factory autisum games like factorio or captain of industry. Indie games cater to my tastes while most big games these days are garbage severed to the masses.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Based factory maker. For me is Satisfactory. I just wish the devs weren't so incompetent with the netplay tthough.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            This, it’s extremely embarrassing how many “grown men” on here still clamor for le cinematic AAA walking sim experience

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            >factorio
            still waiting on a sale

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              I think they literally don’t do sales or said it wasn’t gonna be on sale, could be wrong though

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              Touhou never goes on sale either. I just think $15 is $5 too much for a game I already downloaded for free years ago. Surely $10 > $0 but that might be my American ed speaking

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >10 years of good finances left.
        5 maybe at the very best
        i would personally give them around 2-3 before they get just as pozzed as snoy

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >You would have thought they would have boomed with covid being a thing for their generation
      They would have if they FRICKING MADE VIDEO GAMES.
      We're what, halfway through the lifespan of both consoles? And in that time Xbox has completely given up on the concept of exclusives and Playstation only has like 10 iirc, and of those 10 only 5 of them are worth playing. I get that game development is a longer, more expensive thing now, but those homosexuals at Microsoft and Sony need to remember that you can also have games made that don't require 10 years and a AAAA budget.

      Nintendo is winning by not changing shit and this whole generation has been fricking ridiculous to witness.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >it's the rare schizo rambling about xbox again without understanding a single fact of reality
        Get a job.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Playstation only has like 10
        Very generous of you, anon, but no, the PlayStation 5 only 3 exclusives. Spiderman 2, Stellar Blade and Rise of the Ronin, all 3 will come to PC in the coming months.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Xbox has crossbuy with PC games

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Switch and PC dominated during covid because people didn't have to fight with their families over who gets to use the TV

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      didn’t both suffer from scalping

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Everything got scalped yet snoyggers still try to pin the blame on it and not their paperweight having zero games 5 years later, frying itself and all nearby objects and be an ugly piece of shit the size of a sff case

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. It's no secret that consoles are basically sold at cost with the expectation that they'll make their money off game and DLC sales as well as online subscriptions. Playstation execs were so lazy and apathetic to their own product that they saw big sales numbers in America and patted themselves on the back not caring that it was scalpers buying up all the PS5 units, and that too was hardly a secret. Fast forward a year and now those same execs are wondering why all those PS5 units sitting in a scalper's basement weren't being used to download games or anyone buying a PS subscription on them.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        PS5 was scalped to hell and Sony did literally nothing to stop it, there were plenty of articles and videos about it for years. Would have been so easy for Sony to just give directives to retailers but they didn't.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I really do wonder how bad it will get if people fast push switching to pc and switch get ready for a breach that will frick those too up you guys better gatekeep that shit

      PC is unironically too complicated for normalgays. They’ll just go back to watching TV and movies on their simple Apple boxes or whatever the frick and give up on gaming.
      You really, genuinely, honestly believe that the average console buyer is going to know about PC specs, different settings, and so on? No. No they won’t know about those things.
      Yes, the market is shifting towards Mobile gaming with the massive popularity of money printers like Genshin, and the facebook mom games like Candy Crush, or good old slop like Clash of Clans.

      Yeah, only platforms like PC, Mobile or a true gamer first brand like Nintendo can survive.
      Sony and Xbox got too globohomogeneized, theres no turning back. Too much bloat and line must always go up.
      Nintendo is going to same way eventually, they're also getting caught by the BlackRock honeypot, but they still have 10 years of good finances left.
      Xbox and PS are on the verge of crashing.

      Mobile and gacha are the future of normalgay gaming.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >pc le hard
        >buy newest premade
        >install steam
        >buy game
        >press play
        >it just werks

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >buy newest premade
          >computer overheats playing games
          >mother board gone in 6 months
          I fricking hate it

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          I'm a moronic normal person who barely understands anything, but i have a pc, a steam deck, and a switch. My pc is too big - I wouldn't really know how to hook it up to my tv and make it boot into steam in a way thats convenient. My Steam Deck boots right into my games and I can play it on my couch or on the tv. Same with the switch. Thats why consoles are more convenient.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            >My pc is too big - I wouldn't really know how to hook it up to my tv

            what happened to zoomers? you cannot even understand the idea of connecting the hdmi on your video card to the tv? really?

            boot into steam? why would you need it to boot into steam?

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              Zoomers are usually mixed race and double digit IQ, they genuinely cannot fathom anything that isn’t an App being installed on a phone. I wish I was kidding.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                it's so fricking sad to watch someone who comes to Ganker say he cant even imagine how to hook his computer up to the tv

                ?? the world is fricked if the power goes out, literally all young people are useless. oh i forgot they're more emotionally intelligent, i guess there's that.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        How the frick is something “unironically too complicated”? Do you morons listen to yourselves?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >You would have thought they would have boomed with covid being a thing for their generation
      Has everyone forgotten that COVID fricked their production line and you couldn't even buy a PS5 for the longest time?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Xbox is not dead. Snoy is, however.

  8. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    He was right.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Every Final Fantasy title would have to be a massive commercial flop for the next 10 to 15 years for this to even be on the table

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Final Fantasy + Strand type game + Tactical Espionage Action type game
      Would be KINO

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        No more of that zoomerkino shit. How about turn based

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        FF should experiment more with settings. 7 has one my favourite settings of all time because it mixes sci-fi, fantasy and a recognizeable world in a way I don't think I've seen since. Well I guess they kinda tried with 15 but that game was bad.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Please experience more than a single piece of media in your lifetime. What the frick man.

  9. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Make games exclusive to one console
    >One console that's getting trounced in your home country by a glorified tablet
    >Exclusivity that is hurting your PR
    >You literally have shitloads of people telling you they want to play your new game, but they don't want to pay $560 to play it
    >Also your game is a $100+ meme budget game that's shifting away from your core fanbase's desires
    >Be surprised when you don't sell as many copies or have gain the amount of revenue as your unrealistic projections

    Hire me Square, I promise I can't do worse than you are right now.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >$100+
      *$100million+

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Also your game is a $100+ meme budget game that's shifting away from your core fanbase's desires
      This. I could understand if they made it super normalgay and casual but it still has the FFVII "cinematic universe + fangirl fanfic + le subversive"-tier story and is released in multiple parts.
      >Casuals play FF7R
      >"Oh, this is quite action heavy and the story is strange"
      >PRE-FFXIII fans play FF7R
      >"Oh, this is just more XV but they rape the story"
      >Boomers and Millenial PS1 FFVII fans play FF7R
      >"I can't explore more of Midgar. Wait, it ends just after Midgar!? I paid $70 for this!"
      Even never FF fans who never played VII will find it just strange. And many FF/JRPG fans are on Switch and PC these days, so exclusivity on most anti-Japanese $600 console isn't very smart.

      Honestly it isn't a wonder that Rebirth sold like A S S.

  10. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Damn and I just bought ps5 for Rebirth
    I hope part3 is still an exclusive since it's easier to optimize it for one platform, but PC would be good for the company

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      PS5 is a prebuilt gimped PC, there is no more super specific hardware wizardy.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >since it's easier to optimize
      If rebirth used the ffxvi engine you'd be right, but they just use unreal 4
      I fully expect part 3 to come out for all platforms

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        part3 on all platform alongside a bundle of all three games could be gold

  11. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I’ll believe it when I see FFT on steam

  12. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    So they can flop on 3 consoles instead of just 1?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      A flop on 3 is still better than a flop on 1.

  13. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Didn't Square Enix say just last year that they would double down on AAA at the expense of AA?

  14. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >snoys pretend square enix games are sony's for years
    >they even claim sony will buy SE
    >this happens
    sonysisters... when will our humiliation end???

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      You do know that Sony can still buy SE right?

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        It's not the 90s anymore. Sony does not have the money.
        AT BEST you'd get a Sony-Square-Enix merger but why the frick would either party do that?

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, they do. Theyre even buying Paramount

          Sony can still make up for the scalping years
          Sony can still fix their joysticks
          Sony can still make PS plus worth the price
          Sony can still make games
          Sony can still stop looking framerates
          Sony can still turn back from pc ports
          And yet...

          Nice cherrypicking

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Sony can still make up for the scalping years
        Sony can still fix their joysticks
        Sony can still make PS plus worth the price
        Sony can still make games
        Sony can still stop looking framerates
        Sony can still turn back from pc ports
        And yet...

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Why would they do that when they’re watching Xbox have no idea how to handle a studio as big as activision?

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        they are too busy trying to buy paramount for some fricking reason and I doubt square enix would want to sell

  15. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    They will come crawling back when their pursuit of live service inevitably fumbles.

  16. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >whooaaaa how were we supposed to know you can't reach multiplat sales numbers through exclusives for a console that has 10% install base?

  17. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    If exclusive strategy is failing, then why is Sega trying so hard to cling to the Xbox brand when they know full well their target audience is not there? Is it because they don't want to turn to Nintendo?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Sega hopes that their audience will read the fine print and realize their games aren't Xbox exclusive but rather Microsoft just had marketing rights.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >"If ps5 exclusivty is abd for Square then why is Sega releasing all their games multiplatform including for Xbox?"
      What are you even trying to say dude?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      are you using sega... as an example of good or smart decisions?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Sega games aren't exclusive to Xbox in any way, so your comparison falls at the first hurdle.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Sega games aren't exclusve. It's just that they want the gamepass deal because Xbox pays an unknown amount of money for Day 1 on gamepass.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Sega has been dead since the late 90s moron

  18. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Square should put their money where their mouth is and make Kingdom Hearts available on Steam if they're serious about abandoning exclusivity.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      they can't, kh exclusivity has to do with music shit

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      An insider at moronera suggested it's coming soon.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >resetroony
        kekaroo, what size of dilator do you use "anon"?

  19. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >T/v/itter circle jerk

  20. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    WHO THE FRICK CARES? Most Final Fnatasy and KingdomHearts sales have been on PS consoles. Have fun with sloppy seconds tho

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Only release FF and KH on PS
      >MOST OF THE SALES HAVE BEEN ON PS~!

  21. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Good Sony fricking sucks I hope they go under

  22. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    ONE GAME
    I DON'T KNOW WHY
    I BOUGHT A PS5 WITH NO GAMES TO BUY
    KEEP THAT IN MIND THEY DESIGNED THIS DRIVE
    TO IMPROVE LOADING TIMES
    THAT'S ALL I KNOW
    CONSOLE EXCLUSIVES ARE KEY
    WATCH EM FLY BY AS THEY PORT TO PC
    LOSE EXCLUSIVES AT THE END OF THE GEN
    I HAVE NO GAMES TO PLAY
    IT'S SO UNFAIR

    DIDN'T LOOK OUT BELOW
    THROW MY CONSOLE RIGHT OUT THE WINDOW
    TRY TO HOLD ON BUT I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW
    I WASTED IT ALL JUST TO WATCH MOVIES

    I SPEND ALL MY TIME INSIDE
    NOW THAT LAUNCH HYPE HAS DIED, ALL I SEE ARE PORTS
    JUST LIKE THE PS3, IT'S REMINDING ME, OF A MEMORY, OF A TIME WHEN
    I CRIED SO HARD, FOR GAMES AT LAUNCH
    BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES
    BOUGHT PS PLUS, AND PAID SO MUCH
    BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES
    ONE GAME, I DON'T KNOW WHY
    THAT FEELS TO HARD TO GET, I JUST WANT TO BUY
    NEW GAMES TO TRY WHILE CONFINED INSIDE
    BUT IT SERVES TO REMIND THAT I
    BOUGHT THIS BRICK

    IN SPITE OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAD TOLD ME
    NOT TO BUY A NEW CONSOLE ON RELEASE
    REMEMBERING ALL THE GOOD TIMES WITH SONY
    I'M SURPRISED IT GOT SO BAD

    THINGS AREN'T THE WAY THEY WERE BEFORE
    YOU WOULDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE THE PS4
    THE BEST GAMES WENT MULTIPLATFORM
    BUT IT ALL COMES BACK TO THE GOD DAMN GAMES

    I SPEND ALL MY TIME INSIDE
    NOW THAT LAUNCH HYPE HAS DIED, ALL I SEE ARE PORTS
    JUST LIKE THE PS3, IT'S REMINDING ME, OF A MEMORY, OF A TIME WHEN
    I CRIED SO HARD, FOR GAMES AT LAUNCH
    BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES
    BOUGHT PS PLUS, AND PAID SO MUCH
    BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES
    I'VE PUT MY TRUST IN YOU
    PAID AS MUCH AS I COULD PAY
    FOR ALL THIS
    THERE'S ONLY ONE THING I CAN SAY

    I'VE PUT MY TRUST IN YOU
    PAID AS MUCH AS I COULD PAY
    FOR ALL THIS
    THERE'S ONLY ONE THING I CAN SAY

    I CRIED SO HARD, FOR GAMES AT LAUNCH
    BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES
    BOUGHT PS PLUS, AND PAID SO MUCH
    BUT IN THE END, IT'S JUST GOT NO GAMES

  23. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Where is the [GOOD NEWS] tag?

  24. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's a first step, now they have to understand that games like Forspoken or FF16 are trash

  25. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Square Enix finally realised that PS is the console of normies who play FIFA and children who play Call of Duty and Fortnite, and their JRPGs would probably sell better on a weeb console like the Switch.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      The Switch can't handle games like FF7 Remake or FF16.

      AAA games will release on everything but the Switch. Or if you're lucky, you'll be able to play them through the cloud.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >The Switch can't handle games like FF7 Remake or FF16.

        No, but the successor will be able to. I would be very surprised if FF7 Remake and FF16 are not released on Nintendo's next console with minor graphical downgrades.

        >AAA games will release on everything but the Switch.

        And yet, the Switch has "AAA games."

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Since SE's primary game engine is now UE4 and currently moving to UE5, does this mean every upcoming SE game will come to the Switch 2?

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Don't hold your breath
          Square Enix will not release FF7 Remake shit trilogy on Switch 2. And even Final trash Fantasy 16 isn't going to be ported on the next Nintendo console. For 2 reasons:

          1- Switch 2 is not going to be powerful like PS5, but more in line with PS4

          2- Is pointless porting failed games like ff16 and ff7 reboot trilogy on a console that isn't able to run them correctly.
          Wasting money and time
          (unless they wish to do ff7 reboot cloud version just like kh3, with poor results...
          A technical disaster)

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            >1- Switch 2 is not going to be powerful like PS5, but more in line with PS4

            This is also my expectation, but FF7R was a PS4 game, and we should expect the Switch 2 to be able to handle PS5 games with some downgrades as the Switch was able to handle some PS4 games.

            >2- Is pointless porting failed games like ff16 and ff7 reboot trilogy on a console that isn't able to run them correctly.

            The games didn't sell well because they were released on a console that is not popular in Japan, and is mostly owned by children in western countries who use it to play Call of Duty, Minecraft, and Fortnite.

            SE literally said they were going to pursue a multi-platform approach, and probably the biggest audience for JRPGs is on the Switch. Why would it not make any business sense to take already-completed games and move them over to a platform which has the audience for these games?

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              Probably because it's more easy for SquareEnix to simply make games that just run on the next Switch hardware from the start, rather than work on cheap porting with almost 0 optimization effort.
              (for them an approach in line with the effortless Kingdom Hearts 3 Cloud version for FF7R is the more commercial and low effort choice, regardless of how much badly is going to run in the end)

              Personally, I think it's better leave projects with high graphics demand to other platforms. Furthermore wasting money even in cheap effortless porting isn't something of so brilliant to do

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              >Why would it not make any business sense to take already-completed games and move them over to a platform which has the audience for these games?
              It's expensive, didn't Square had to basically remake a simple ass game like DQ11 for the Switch? And then they took that downgraded version and made it the definitive version across all platforms.
              Imagine doing that for a huge game like FF16

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            >Switch 2 is not going to be powerful like PS5, but more in line with PS4
            Switch 1 is already a mini-PS4 considering the Japanese games that play and look virtually the same
            >Earth Defense Force 4.1 (loading times are actually faster on Switch than on PS4)
            >Atelier Sophie 2 (battle and zone exploration transitions have no loading times either)
            >Nier Automata (constant 30fps)
            >Dragon Ball Z Fighter and Kakarot (both running on Unreal Engine)
            >Ace Combat 7 (up to be seen but videos make it look like it's pretty much the same game)
            Switch 2 should be naturally not much different from a PS5

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              >hurrr the game runs on PS4 therefore the switch is a mini PS4
              The delusional tendiegay everyone

              Bet you think minecraft requires a 4090 to run.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                >be shown proofs that the Switch 1 is able to run PS4 games
                >get mad for being proven you don't play videogames
                Delusional people are the ones who continue to massively underestimate the Switch 1's capabilities and believe the same for the Switch 2. Nevermind that Japanese games are not that much demanding by today's standards.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                How come it can't run RE7 locally?
                How come it requires an internet connection to play?

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Crapcum is synonymous with "incompetence"
                same as how their newest goyslop runs sub 60 on fricking 4090 while looking like a ps4 game and having switch tier pop-ins

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Uh-huh. I think i'll stick to "switch hardware is dogshit, and Nintendo has sucessfully tricked it's fanbase to pay and eat dogshit with dogshit performance" instead.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                cope eric

                Don't claim you play on pc. Just say you are a steamie only. You are just as bad as snoys.

                nobody is using your shit store, timmy scumbag

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Cartridge size limits tend to be the main issue there. Same with the KH games. If it can run AC7 it can run RE7.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                I mean, are SE's AAA games getting any smaller?

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                They fricking better be if they want to sell.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Since the Super Switch version will be the base version of their games from now, People will just meme their games for looking rough to save space kinda like how they memed Strangers in Paradise.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                why RE7 can't fit into 32 gb when high res textures and uncompressed media are out of the question?

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                The switch has support up to 32GB and 64GB in cartridge sizes.

                RE7 weighs between 24-27GB, arguably even less so since it would be compressed, have its resolution and fps reduced accordingly. Go ahead, tell me why RE7 can't be played locally or why it wouldn't fit into a game cartridge.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Those cartridges are expensive. Nintendo charges a lot for higher capacity cartridges.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                I'm sure RE7 could run on the Switch if it was carefully ported but that kind of thing takes effort and time.
                I also forgot to list a few other Japanese games originally released on PS4+PS5, previously thought to be impossible on Switch until it can "suddenly" run them
                >One Piece Odyssey
                >Legend of Heroes Kuro no Kiseki I & II

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Bet they could run on PS3 hardware or less if "carefully ported".

                Which is kind of ironic since the switch hardware is rated somewhere just below the WiiU in specs, and the WiiU was just slighlty more developed console than the PS3, a 7th gen console.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                >How come it can't run RE7 locally?
                did you know that just because they didn't port the game doesn't mean it can't run? there's multiple factors here from development costs of the port considering how they expect it to sell to how big the port would be

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Good, as much as Nintendo sucks right now FFgays would just make it worse.
            FF is a shit franchise for nonwhite chuunis and homosexuals

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            (MHz speed ×7LPH boost 1.4) x Shader count x 2 (for FP32) /1,000,000 = Switch2 TFLOPS
            LPH process do great at low frequency but the ampere GPU is mostly unlikely to exceed 1.2GHz without diminished returns
            120GB/s 12GB (likely 10GB for games) vs 448GB/s (13.5 out of 16GB) 26% efficiency
            The original switch 25.2GB/s vs 176 GB/s is 14% efficiency
            The CPU at 2.0 Ghz would be 90% as good as the ps5(not impressive considering the AAA industry cannot cope with the ps5 cpu)

            It's closer the ps5 than the switch was to the ps4.

            Though the PS5Pro will push the distance again

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Eh, some recent rumors have it more in line with PS4-pro, as well as AI rendering shit. It's probably gonna punch above it's weight class.

            And the Switch promises so many extra sales I could see them pull a DQ11S on it... as in completely redo all assets from scratch to be lower fidelity to make it all work. The JRPG fanbase is on Switch now. That's where all the sales would happen. DQ11S showed that it brings millions of sales and can be financially worth it.

            The first FF7R would 100% get ported over to it, since it also ran on PS4. I can also see FF16 work since it's a mostly linear game and was initially developed for PS4 so a lot of PS4 constraints are still in it's guts. They probably still have the PS4 days assets lying around, too.

            I also expect FF14 to be released for Switch 2. If they release it for XBox then they will 100% bring it to Switch the moment they are capable of doing so. And since Dawntrail will still release on PS4, even if it won't have the same visual improvements...

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              I will preorder FF7R once it's on Nintendo, same with XVI.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            actually the leaks put the switch 2 closer to the PS4 pro or the series s. I guess they could try to port it but I also doubt it

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              I think they could just make it look like shit. Like they do with bayonetta.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                >I think they could just make it look like shit. Like they do with bayonetta.
                Bayo 3 was attrocious. It looked and ran bad. Awful.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          This post reminds me of when people predicted that FF7 Remake would totally come totally to Project NX because of Cloud on Smash

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            The Switch did get FF7 Remake though just not the main ones. Also, it's one of the best third-party ports on the system that looks identical to the PS5 version graphically.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >No, but the successor will be able to
          Until it can't handle games a year or two from now. You're just going to get several year old ports.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            If I haven't played a game before, then it's not a port and it's new to me.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Devs will stop chasing the hyperrealistic diminishing returns GRAPHIXXXX game. Give it a few months.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              >Devs will stop chasing the hyperrealistic diminishing returns GRAPHIXXXX game
              No they won't and it will only keep getting easier to do, even for random little indies like Unrecorded. It's only a problem for major developers because they need to keep creating everything from scratch and that's why it's so slow and so costly for them. Hell nintendo just asset flipped botw and it still took them 6 fricking years and 600 people to do.
              If the major publishers start pushing out games that look worse than indies, it'll truly be over.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Asset flipped
                The mark of the disingenuous moron. They literally remade the engine.
                >But UNRECORDED!!!!
                There's a market for extra hyper-real tac shooters, and it's PC.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                I'd say you don't know what an asset flip is, but I'm sure you do and you're just choosing gargle on Nintendo's wiener.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Noooo they reused assets, which means the game is an asset flip!
                By that logic Elden Ring, Dark Souls 3 and countless other games are asset flips. Btw this is the actual definition of asset flip, disingenuous moron.
                >An asset flip is a type of shovelware in which a video game developer purchases pre-made assets and uses them to create numerous permutations of generic games to sell at low prices

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                All devs reuse some assets. That's reasonable. Elden Ring reuses some animations. That is not the same as totk reusing its entire map, loads of gear, music, enemies, character models, etc. It is AN asset flip. It is not a series of asset flips. Yet, anyway.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Not an asset flip by any sense of the word, disingenuous-chan.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Whatever you say, semantics-kun. Defending shit like this just makes things worse.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                I wouldn't defend it to the level that anon is but TotK was an incredible game despite reusing a large amount of assets from BotW when the game is good people will forgive its flaws because ultimately that's what matters

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                I don't think people have forgiven so much as they've forgotten.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Totk was a massive disappointment for me, but the whole point before it got taken on that tangent was that devs will continue to create realistic graphically demanding games and major studios will continue to struggle to provide them. Whatever anyone wants to call totk, it took nintendo 6 years and 600 people to reuse tons of assets and put out practically the same game. That's only going to get worse for major devs and publishers, especially when they actually have to create new assets, and nintendo even admitted as much recently, whereas random no name indies can put out something like unrecorded.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Totk was a massive disappointment for me
                I felt the complete opposite. A lot of people had their minds blown by BotW but I thought it was terrible and just wanted old style Zelda games back, I played it for 20 or so hours, beat the story and never picked it up again. TotK on the other hand really stood out to me, it made me think there's a place for TotK style games to exist alongside traditional 2D and 3D Zelda games in the same way RE4 was a great addition to the RE series despite the drastic style change. I have ~300 hours in TotK. My impression is that people who liked BotW/put more time in it were disappointed by TotK but people who were underwhelmed by BotW felt like TotK was a very good, complete game

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                >there's a place for TotK style games to exist alongside traditional 2D and 3D Zelda games
                If that's what nintendo was actually doing I wouldn't hate it anywhere near as much as I do. Botw was one of my biggest disappointments in video games, but I could at least see the potential in it to make a good zelda game again. Totk just squandered all that potential and what aonuma said about it and the series crushed any hope I had. I should've moved on from the series a long time ago it's clearly not for me anymore and chasing the open world survival crafting audience.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                totk really impressed me in a bunch of ways that games rarely do anymore. Only thing that was lame was that Ganondorf basically had no presence because they did the flashbacks again.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                >Semantics
                Not a semantic argument. It is objectively not an asset flip.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                It is literally an asset flip. They flipped the entire map for christ sake. MM was more of a new game than totk was.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Jewcy.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >The Switch can't handle games like FF7 Remake or FF16.
        that's the best thing, it doesn't have to. Look what good all that graphic processing power has done to PS, games get exponentially more expensive and the average consoomer doesn't even realize the differences between this game and the previous game

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          The dynamic between Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will never not make me laugh.
          >Sony and Microsoft in a constant graphics and budget dick measuring contest, buying and bankrolling other studios to make games that fit what they want on their consoles. Big promotions on how NEW GAME is going to push the industry forward.
          >Results in nogames, loss of exclusivity deals, hellish crunch, lower sales and closing down studios
          >Nintendo makes a stupid, graphically basic looking game about squid kids shooting ink at each other
          >20+ million sales, Nintendo owns Japan again and their employees report positive work environments along with good job safety, also there's stilll a bunch of weird small shit they make on the side

          Surely someone at Sony or Microsoft has to see that what they're competing for is unsustainable?

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            I wouldn’t be surprised if small studios avoid Microsoft like the plague now tbh. They close more studios then they release games.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              there was not any reason for tango gameworks to stay alive as a studio

              you are taking this teenage perspective that corporation bad and tango = "good guys" but tango was a corporation also

              i'd like you to go work within a japanese corporation and report back to me what it's like. i've done it.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Sony and Microsoft
            >BUY OUR CONSOLE! PLAY COD! GRAPHICS GRAPHICS GRAPHICS!

            Nintendo
            >Here's a game about funny squids that may or may not be hot.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              How does Nintendo keep doing it?
              >Midna
              >The Squid Sisters
              >Purah
              >Rosalina
              >Pyra/Mythra
              >Nia
              >Camilla

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              Modern AAA shooter movement is so bad jesus christ. When I was playing Splat 2 and could go almost wherever I wanted and never got stuck on stupid shit like tiny rocks I was in heaven

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            I thing development time must be a big problem for those AAA games, they rely a lot on trends. But trends are too volatile

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >that's the best thing, it doesn't have to
          Uh-huh, okay, so you agree the switch can't handle them and won't have access to these titles outside a streaming option. Thanks for participating.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        And it's a good thing, nobody asked for 7R or XV/XVI
        Maybe they will give enough codemonkeys to team asano to produce a proper full FF game now

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >switch 2 is a portable ps4
      Enjoy your cloud streaming, last gen ports, remasters and the occasional 1st party release while 3rd party continue to flounder on Nintendo hardware.

  26. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    twewy still hasn't gotten a good sale yet, frick them, lol

  27. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    square used to be SO good.
    >ff6
    >chrono trigger
    >secret of mana
    >secret of evermore
    >tactics
    >ff7
    >xenogears
    >saga games
    how the FRICK did they go from RPG gods to 2024 Square Enix?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's quite embarrassing that Final Fantasy is now an AA IP on-par with Dragons Dogma and third party souls games like Nioh and Code Vein. Meanwhile other action RPGs like Fromsoft Souls-likes, Monster Hunter etc have all leapfrogged Final Fantasy massively. Square needs to fire the entirety of management involved with the FF7 disaster. I think the grunts did a good job, characters are nicely animated and feel alive but the direction of the game overall sucks

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Lolno
        Rebirth is aaa tier, better than dragon flopgma

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >Dragons Dogma
          HAHAHAHA

          >Rebirth is AAA tier
          Rebirth does not have AAA tier sales, that's the entire point, it's selling on par with Dragons Dogma and games like Nioh. Not "AAA" level despite its AAA budget. Also Dragons Dogma sold so well Capcom is making is elevating it to core IP like Resident Evil and Monster Hunter. Nothing could be more dishonest than calling it a flop considering it beat expectations for Capcom, meanwhile Square is reporting massive losses and restructuring because Final Fantasy both 16 and FF7R are underperforming.

          Nah. It's better than those. It has it's own design and it isnt s clusterfrick like nioh or dark souls.

          Plus if you had actually played those other RPGs you would realise how bad the game actually is by comparison. It's a soulless cop out with terrible gameplay, terrible exploration and less customization than all those listed RPGs, an obvious way of it being soulless is instead of putting everything out in the world like a real RPG they introduced budget "VR missions" which is just embarrassing for an RPG. You can really tell they follow a kanban style development process where they add the core things they need in the game then go "oh the kanban board says we need pinnacle content, just stick some difficult fights in VR missions"

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Ive played souls games and nioh. They pale to rebirth. I mean they are great on their own, but they don't shine.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              Maybe what you're looking for in a game or what you personally enjoy isn't present in Souls-likes. That's ok, not every genre is for you but there's a reason Souls-likes have blown up in popularity. They're the standard these days for Action RPG gameplay because they focus on gameplay first and foremost with story and everything else coming second which is what a lot of people want in a video game rather than Sony tier movie-games. Despite that they still manage to include things like visual and graphical customization at a level Square can only dream of. There's obviously room for other styles of Action RPG, Monster Hunter is more successful than ever, Dragons Dogma is on the rise but Square is in this weird middleground where the action combat sucks ass mixed in with turn based elements that don't feel as good as dedicated turn based games either

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Aaa budget maybe lmfao

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      FF5 is better than 6, fight me

      Rebirth is the best Final Fantasy game in decades

      This but unironically. It has all of the nomura tisms but they really fricking nailed the characters, gameplay, and overall SOUL of FF7

      Rebirth is the best final fantasy game in decades yet still worse than every other action RPG franchise including but not limited to
      >Dark Souls
      >Nioh
      >Monster Hunter
      >Dragons Dogma
      Worse gameplay, worse exploration, worse customization. It looks pretty and the characters are very alive but the core video game components are all massively behind everyone else

      Dark Souls is debatable, really depends on what kind of game you prefer

      Nioh is shit

      Monster Hunter is one of the most overrated dogshit franchises in existence where you spend hours spamming attacks on a damage sponge bosses.

      Dragon's Dogma is so close to be great, the second one went and fricked the series over though by not making any improvements to anything.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Nioh is shit
        filtered shitter

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Dark Souls is debatable, really depends on what kind of game you prefer
        >Nioh is shit
        >Monster Hunter is one of the most overrated dogshit franchises in existence where you spend hours spamming attacks on a damage sponge bosses.
        >Dragon's Dogma is so close to be great, the second one went and fricked the series over though by not making any improvements to anything.
        Calling Dark Souls debatably bad and Nioh shit is just dishonest, it's fine if you don't enjoy souls-likes. I can understand why someone might say those things about Monster Hunter and Dragons Dogma so I don't entirely disagree with you but we're not debating those franchises compared to the entire industry, we're comparing them to FF7Remake and FF7Rebirth, compared to that Monster Hunter and Dragons Dogma 2 are 10/10

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Did monster hunter 5 come out yet? I'm still waiting for it.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Early 2025

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      No true innovation.

      All very safe and nostalgia bait.

      JRPG's have stagnated, with the only true innovators being Like a Dragon somehow, because they're coming in from another genre.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Newer Final Fantasy games are no longer the same genre, moron. You don't know what you're talking about.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        wat, and using like a dragon as an example? the ip that has been the same combat and the ones that kept re using the same city for what 7-8 games?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >FF "XI"
      >MMO
      Live-service cancer is unstoppable.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      They've been doing a good job with shit like Live-a-Live and Trials of Mana, but they really need to just make some new games now that they've just remade everything. The time gaps between new mainline FFs have gotten completely fricking moronic.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Hironobu Sakaguchi was the soul of the company and they fired him.
      Yoichi Wada was a terrible CEO and it took a decade to even halfway recover from the damage he did.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        sakaguchi left

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          That's how firing works in glorious nippon.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Hironobu Sakaguchi was the soul of the company and they fired him.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          You're only proving him right.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          soulkino

  28. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    All the frickwits saying Switch, remind me how many millions Unicorn Overlord sold on Switch again? JRPGs sell best on PC.

  29. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Doesn't this also affect the Nintendo console exclusives they put out?

  30. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Playstation 5 is the most successful console of this generation
    >Games released exclusively for it are flops

    Fake and gay

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Switch is 9th gen and sold over 140 million.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yes they are, Rajesh. PC has become bigger than consoles, just look at Helldivers 2, 2/3 of the player base is on PC.

      Snoys only buy cinematic movie walking sims.

  31. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    i blame the absolute state of the industry on wokeness and corporate greed, even the people that claims to hate racism and be open minded just say "oh, a black mc? that's cool" "non-conventional females? that's so realistic and brave!" and then ignore your game, pissing off your real fanbase in the process and then wondering what happened

  32. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I dont know if its because you guys are moronic or im just a master stock trader but no shit. Microsoft wants gamepass on playstation, they dont want exclusive shit anymore, sony has to follow since microshit bought up a bunch of the major western studios. This shouldnt be shocking, this was obvious months ago. Microsoft might even leave console wars and just publish games and not worry about selling consoles at a loss anymore. In the end you will buy the diversity games and you will hate it.

    On a side note. When israelites circumcise their kids, a rabbi puts the childs still bleeding penis in his mouth and sucks on it. 98% of israelites have had this done. Its called a brit milah and its perfectly legal. israelites literally suck baby dicks and its legal.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Did you know there are multiple in game elements that allude to Walter Sullivan having been traumatized by his circumcision in SH4: The Room?

  33. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    It's very obvious that exclusivity is no longer a profitable pursuit. Sony and Microsoft are becoming streaming based services, and hardware has maybe one generation left before all you will need is a controller and an app on your tv. Nintendo will hold out and continue to rely on novelty and niche but will follow eventually.

  34. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Is squeenix even going to sell more that ten Xbox copies of their new copypasted weebshit for 80 dorra?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      No-one buys games on Xbox now that Microsoft got them locked into Game Pass.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        moron

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Not an argument.

  35. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Switch isnt powerful enough for those games
    >nobody buys the Xbox
    Soooooo nothing changes?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      SE's thinking about the next-gen switch.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Still malding Jeremy?

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        I'm timmy actually

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          close your garbage store, timmy

  36. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    FFchads
    We
    Won

  37. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >snoys losing final fantasy

    oh no no no no no lmao

    and the best part is i'm still not buying the games because the franchise is fricking shit

  38. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >goes multiplat
    >games remain slop and still don't sell
    Looking forward to the collapse of the USA this decade

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Square Enix is japanese, not american

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        major jap studios like SE or crapcum are basically westacuck companies and japanese only in history

  39. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Enter thread
    >Brown ESL screaming about Sony

    Erry time

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Many such cases.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      thread
      ESL screaming about Sony

      >Erry time

  40. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    My dream is for Dragon Quest 9 to get a remake or a remaster, and it comes to PC. I would sell my soul to play it. I never got to enjoy the multiplayer with friends.

  41. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    This suxx

    Now they will have to please plebbit’s with laptops and outdated rigs

  42. 7 days ago
    Anonymous
  43. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >make a game that's inferior to the first Remake in all possible scenarios
    >sales are not as good as they hoped
    >certainly the console exclusivity is to blame
    Couldn't expect anything else from the company that fell for the nft meme.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's one of the reasons and the first one we have to peel off so we can actually aim our critique at the garbage state of FF games without Sony warriors on Ganker, twitter, reddit and gaming news sites trowing their body in the way to shield from bullets.

  44. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Rebirth won though?
    We know it sold great and better than Remake and XVI.
    GOTY for sure.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao
      Nope
      FF7 Redditbith is trash just like FF16 crap

  45. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    This should surprise literally no one but the most delusional fanboys. The only shit SE released of any importance was FF16 and FF7-2 and both were completely forgotten a day after launch when marketing stopped. Zero cultural impact because people on PS5 do not buy these games. People who buy Japanese games moved to PC/switch like 5 years ago

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Zero cultural impact
      I thought this was a meme phrase for porn? Because I first heard that for Starfield which ironically left a big impact but no porn just like bethesda games before. FF7 fanfics releases get new tifa porn but that is about it.

  46. 7 days ago
    Anonymous
    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Modern games are absolute trash
      >Console players stop buying them
      >PortCucks gamers buy them instead
      I can see why SE want to go multiplat now,

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >*does nothing*
      >*wins*

  47. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Makes sense. Snoys don't buy games and most of the JRPG audience is on PC now. But if they think that's the only reason Rebirth underperformed then they're still moronic.

  48. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    THEY ALREADY UPLOADED THE ANNOUNCE TRAILER FOR THE PC VERSION LMAOO WE WON!!

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous
    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Its 2008 again.
      Like the good old days.

  49. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm fine with multiplatform Sony games.

  50. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sure my 1060 will be able to run rebirth

  51. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    square's just jumping from the sinking ship before they have to release DQ12 on PS5 instead of switch 2 where it will actually sell

  52. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    So current crying fanboy narrative is that stillbirth was only possible on pis5? It's a fricking ps4 game and when it comes to pc you will see how little youa ctually need to run it after someone witha brain edited the ini to not use moronic settings.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      snoys really think PCs dont have SSDs

  53. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Snoy will release multiplat on pc
    >on epic store

  54. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Jamal, Tyrone, you could've spent the money you used for your PS5 for a nice pair of kicks.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >implying jamal and tyrone didn't get their ps5 in meth Black person riots for free

  55. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I'm all in favour of more mana games on the switch.
    I hope they realise that all those AAAAA western looking games don't sell because htey are shit though and it has nothing to do with exclusivity.

  56. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    The truth is that service games and mobile is gutting consoles. The devaluing of games by PS, gamepass, and steam sales has created an environment where gamers are just jumping on the latest trend and fomo. Gaming is looking bleak.

  57. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Square is the most clueless of the giants.
    They don't need an aggressive strategy, they just need to stop pouring money into moronic projects and do as Nintendo does, paying special attention to their important and recognized IPs.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >square
      >giant
      This isn't the 90s anymore.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        SMOR INDI COMPANI PURIZU UNDERUSTANDO

  58. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Idk if it's a good idea to go multiplat. Snoy slop barely sells on PC

  59. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    He can't keep getting away with it!

  60. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    No buy till it's on PC and not on Epic Game store. I refuse to install anything Timmy made and I won't be fomo'd into buying a game without potential mod support.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Don't claim you play on pc. Just say you are a steamie only. You are just as bad as snoys.

  61. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Good. PC is the only relevant platform. Can't wait for console cancer to finally die.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Seething PCmutt. Console market is too big to abandon. Even if they did it would be to pursue mobileshit. Use that stunted brain of yours every once in a while.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        PC market is going to hell in a handbag. They're not going to abandon it all at once of course, but the writing is on the wall. And good riddance because consoles are nothing but abusive trash and in nintendo's case especially just hold games back.

  62. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    From the people who published The Quiet Man, Balan Wonderworld, Left Alive and Forspoken, and sold their western IPs for pocket change because they were not selling billions of copies.
    morons.

  63. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Great, now I will be able to play on PC all these awesome Square Enix games:

  64. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Kino Fantasy 7 Kinobirth 360K
    >Stellar Blade 60K

  65. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Rebirth is unironically a flop
    It's selling worse than two multiplatform fighting games on its single platform, even if a huge ones

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I guess your fighting games and any other unrelated genre you'll try to pull are dogshit compared to fortnite and mobile gacha homosexualry.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        The point was that niche genre like fighting games are selling better than rebirth on its only platform

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Stellar Blade already out of the top 24 selling games

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Thats page two, it's from top25 to 48

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      This list doesn’t make any sense

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        https://store.playstation.com/en-us/pages/browse/2
        What about it doesn't make sense?

  66. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I liked Rebirth and I liked the ending

  67. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I’m nostalgic for when Square Enix exclusives on PS2 basically defined the generation but this is expected considering how the out of control the budgets for games are now. Is there an expiration on the exclusivity for 7R and 16?

  68. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I just want Square Enix to make Kane and Lynch 3

  69. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you make your fricking JRPG exclusive to the console known for not-FIFA, GTA, CoD and Fortnite? Who the frick buys a PS5 for JRPGs? Not the current user base, that's for sure.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Even less people play RPGs on Xbox.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        That's why you make it multiplat and put it on PC especially. You don't have a massive user base like the most popular games out there, making your shit exclusive is extraordinarily stupid.

  70. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Massive 70% drop in profits thanks to Redditbirth. Its over.

    https://www.gamesindustry.biz/square-enix-embarking-on-aggressive-multiplatform-strategy-as-profits-drop-70

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit not even Forspoken was this damaging to Square Enix

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Flopspoken and Foamstars were such massive flops SE decided to destroy 140millions worth of AA games in development and are focusing on AAA games like FF.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >people in this thread still coping that FF16 and FF7-2 didn’t flop
          Buddy there’s a reason they’re going full multiplat.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Good, Rebirth should have had a day1 PC release, it's a great game unlike the AA slop they do that makes 0 profit

  71. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Rebirth is the best Final Fantasy game in decades

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      That says a lot about the state of Final Fantasy if you believe that.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        It's better than ffx, ff8 and other titles

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >It's better than two shit games
          Wooow

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Lmao
      >final fantasy 7 rebirth is the worst final fantasy game in decades
      Fixed

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        I don't think rebirth is more of a trainwreck than XV

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Rebirth is worse than XV

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Deluded

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Rebirth is the best final fantasy game in decades yet still worse than every other action RPG franchise including but not limited to
      >Dark Souls
      >Nioh
      >Monster Hunter
      >Dragons Dogma
      Worse gameplay, worse exploration, worse customization. It looks pretty and the characters are very alive but the core video game components are all massively behind everyone else

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Dragons Dogma
        HAHAHAHA

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Nah. It's better than those. It has it's own design and it isnt s clusterfrick like nioh or dark souls.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's the first FF GOTY. Trannies will seethe

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >It's the first FF GOTY. Snoys will seethe
        What??

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Of course it is.
      It's basically Midgar, the only part of the game people actually bother to remember, but better.
      Aerith gays ruined everything by spawning the time jannies with their incessant crying over wanting her to live.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Aerith gays ruined everything by spawning the time jannies with their incessant crying over wanting her to live.

  72. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    laugh at snoys

  73. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    When you make shit games like ff16 and ff7 rebirth, it's obvious that square enix are looking for more easy money with cash grab effortless porting
    Such a terrible life for them

  74. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Gabe wins again by doing simply nothing except not being greedy. Now it's not just other studios with launchers, it's literally other platform based developers wanting to just move to Steam.

  75. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    All the trannies seething about Rebirth are sour grapes with no PS5

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >trannies
      Woah calm down there chud. Playstation 5 is the LGBTQIA+ console of choice

  76. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >pc
    >exclusivity with EGS
    Looks like they want to flop twice

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Remake flopped on PC for this very reason. Rebirth will do the exact same shit.

  77. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Insufficient portfolio management on a franchise-by-franchise basis -> Cannibalization of our new titles due to the launch schedule’s overlap
    Wait. You're telling me they're actually acknowledging and learning from how they fricked up all those AA games they released in quick succession, weeks apart from one another?
    Are they actually about to turn it all around?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah in the report before they also aknowledged that just releasing games without any proper marketing is dumb and they want to change that. Most likely referencing Octopath Traveler 2 that they thought grew big enough as brand to just release with no markrting at all.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        I remember that. Please god let them cold turkey their mobage addiction and just make fun AA games again.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >they also aknowledged that just releasing games without any proper marketing is dumb
        Even fricking FIFA has marketing, what moron would think that releasing any game with no marketing is a good idea?

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          I had people on Ganker tell me they didn't know there was a OT2 months after it released. Funny shit.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            I had anons genuinely surprised as recently as late last year when I mentioned that TWEWY NEO had come to Steam. What the frick did they think was going to happen, shadowdropping that news just hours before Persona 5R's hotly anticipated own PC release?

  78. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    XV is one of the best selling FFs ever

  79. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Too late, SE. I'm not going to buy XVI until someone creates a mod that lets me replace the gay boy MC with my XIV character.

  80. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    More likely Sony doesn't want to renew their deal because 16 and Rebirth didn't make enough money. FF games are a fricking mess and at best a modern one is merely just good enough.

  81. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Games sell when they're good. The platform doesn't matter. Muh exclusivity is hurting sales is just a boogeyman to hide the fact that the games are shit

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Snoystation owners don't buy games unless they're football or COD.

  82. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    sweet, now if they only made games worth playing

  83. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >post yfw it's fricking over

  84. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    We did it bros, we killed FF on Sony. Now we can all buy FF 17 and FF 7 Part 3 on PC for 70 dollars.
    It took all of Ganker, reddit, twitter, and resetera, but we won.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Epic exclusivity so we're getting the Timmy Tencent launcher again. No steam.

  85. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Is Ganker going to like Final Fantasy again now?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, our objective has been accomplished.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Final Fantasy up to 12 + 14 and MAYBE 16 is good.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Seeing how the board is, unironically yes.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Yes because good games are bad and bad games are good

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Of course not.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Brother you have no idea. Just wait when 7R releases on switch.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Nope
      Final Fantasy 16 is still trash
      And Final Fantasy VII Redditshit sucks
      Porting don't delete the issues

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I never liked it and will never like it

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I'll like it when they make a good game, if this leads to Square reevaluating everything and making a good game then it's a good thing

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      At least we'll stop seeing people comparing xenoblade or fire emblem to ff because it will also be on switch. That shit was cringe.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >At least we'll stop seeing people comparing xenoblade or fire emblem to ff because it will also be on switch. That shit was cringe.
        We have FF at home.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Only if they make it more japanese and not like that moronic western game of thrones slop that was ff16

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I think it would be funny if Rebirth ran on switch 2.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Is Ganker going to like Final Fantasy again now?
      Has a single primary snoy release game sold much on PC?

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Did you even read his post correctly? what does this have anything to do with his question?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Is Ganker going to like Final Fantasy again now?
      Absolutely. It will still have the usual shitposters because Ganker hates everything, but you'll see a big change in their stance regarding these games.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >hates everything
        Why are you conceding?

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Are you new? Tell me the last game Ganker didnt shitpost or shittalk about.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            It only happens with niche games or games too small to attract doomposters. There is a script being followed in this board.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              >It only happens with niche games or games too small to attract doomposters. There is a script being followed in this board.
              For sure. You can see in real time when they jump to the next game. Like the stellar blade culture war guys going to hades 2 or helldivers discourse.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        No thanks. Not about to become an Indian shill just because of this.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        I genuinely don't know. This board somehow hates everything for such silly reasons that it's very difficult to differentiate shitposts from people being serious. Just play video games and trust your own opinion.

        The issue is that Ganker became a parody of itself in the last years.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >snoy this mad
          We killed FF and we killed Stellar Blade. It's over for you

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            I think you had a lot more options than throwing this type of post, you're not getting anyone

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          I don't even know why I still come here. It's disheartening. And you think it's only big games, but every franchise , big or small, has their own dedicated set of shitposters or a single dedicated autist doing the work of many. It's always bad faith arguments drowned in a sea of twitter screencaps and straight up porn.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Only if they start making good final fantasy games again.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Tendies will reveal their ff tattos they're hiding since 97.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Tendies will reveal their ff tattos they're hiding since 97.
        You know what will be the funniest shift. The nintendo fans will stop pretending ff6 is better than ff7 because it was the last one in nintendo consoles.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Not unless they let Team Asano take the lead and let him keep making the series as FFV-likes.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Switch 2 being able to run all those games that skipped switch will reduce all those threads with nintendogays doomposting non nintendo games

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      no because modern FF is still slop

  86. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    So is 16 and part 2 and 3 of 7 remaining exclusive to PS5 as part of their deal?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I think the FF7 deals were made as the parts released. If they all were made at the same time they'd have the same exclusivity period. So FF7 Reunion or whatever the frick Will probably be multiplat on release.

  87. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    WoW won

  88. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    If Final Fantasy XVII is not a live service mobile gacha game then the series is dead.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      They have a terrible gacha track record tbh, they will simply fail if they try to compete with the big gacha gods. They are known as scam artists in Asia for their gachas, worse than Nexon

  89. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    This bodes well for Dragon Quest 12.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically it does without being hindered by Sony's requirements they can have more creative freedom. Also Dragon Quest hopefully sticks to turn based gameplay instead of trying to go the action route and failing miserably

  90. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Epic store exclusive sadly, so don't get too excited yet boys.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Timmy is broke and can't afford exclusives. Sorry Epicuck.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Literally nothing wrong with Epic Store exclusives, it makes no difference unless Gabes balls are so far down your throat that the thought of using another platform physically pains you

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        The problem with epic store exclusives is that no one buys them.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          This. So not only do Snoys get absolutely bodied here, so do PC gays who have to wait a year at minimum for it to show up on steam. Nobody wins.

  91. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >snoys spamming "uhm.... Epic store exclusive!" as if the Timmy money didn't run out years ago.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Epic paid, unfortunately its a fact we have to live with

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        The money ran out.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Its paid for, you're stuck with the Timmy Emporium for the foreseeable future.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            >It's paid for
            It was, for remake. Please have a nice day promptly.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              And for Rebirth.

  92. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >se comes crawling back to nintendo
    ...and the ff schizos said my doomposting wouldn't affect se. i will continue to doompost until og ff7 is released on n64.

  93. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Ever Crisis-bros...this is pretty much confirmation that EoS is months away. I suggest dropping it now to avoid getting blindsides by a classic SE EoS announcement after a set of limited banners.

  94. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    The fact rebirth flopped gives me hope for humanity that maybe one day we’ll have good taste again

  95. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    XVI and Rebirth on Xbox when???

  96. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Square Enix
    >PCs
    Kingdom Hearts is still pirate only i.e in timmy's store. I don't trust them.

  97. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    BARRY WON

  98. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    So what is the Ganker consensus? Do we want to play XVI and Rebirth now that snoy deals are dead or no? Were we just shitposting because of Sony?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      No, wouldn't be caught dead playing this shit.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I genuinely don't know. This board somehow hates everything for such silly reasons that it's very difficult to differentiate shitposts from people being serious. Just play video games and trust your own opinion.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Nope
      FF16 is crap and FF7 rebirth sucks

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        What didn't you like about them? What about the gameplay?

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          They have both trash gameplay.
          In Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth it's always materia center over practical use.
          The characters AI sucks and just like Remake you can't summon freely.
          Final Fantasy 16 gameplay is basically a button smashing brain dead action without any jrpg element inside.
          Focused more on QTE rather than other stuff like stats, here basically useless

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I truly have no interest in either. The important thing to note here is that Square Enix is realizing that exclusivity is fricking their business. It hopefully means they won't be so stubborn and just release their game for everyone at launch instead of making others wait a year for the PC version just because Sony gave them money upfront.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      frick that trash

  99. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    So they’re going to do what Capcom and Sega did over the past 7-8 years?

  100. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >AAA games have massively inflated budgets
    >Devs/Publishers have been spending more and more on marketing and useless shit such diversity hires and diversity "specialists"
    >Devs are forced to play safe instead of trying different kind of games because the developing costs are too high to risk
    >Developing times are increasing every generation, AAA games take 5~6 years ( almost an entire generation ) to be made
    >Corporate greed
    >inflation has been increasing in most countries and people have less money to spend on vidya
    >Vidya industry is stagnating overall, and only the hyper casual mobile/gacha games are thriving

    Vidya industry is cooked.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Vidya industry is stagnating overall, and only the hyper casual mobile/gacha games are thriving
      Completely untrue, all Capcom IPs are doing great. Indies are better than ever, games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Baulders Gate 3 have been massively successful. Just don't make shit games, it's that easy

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >capcom
        >cyberpunk
        >bg3
        >don't make shit games
        bro...I'm starting to think Ganker has shit taste

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          We're talking about big companies, those aren't my favorites by any means but it's undeniable the IPs and sales for those series are promising. The best games this year in my opinion have been Crow Country and Another Crabs Treasure but I'm interested in what you think, what games have you been enjoying or which IPs do you think are still great?

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          We're talking about big companies, those aren't my favorites by any means but it's undeniable the IPs and sales for those series are promising. The best games this year in my opinion have been Crow Country and Another Crabs Treasure but I'm interested in what you think, what games have you been enjoying or which IPs do you think are still great?

          Hello? Taste bro?

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            bro...you called BG3, capcom, and cyberpunk "not shit games". I don't care what you cope with after, you're way too far gone to know what quality is

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              I'm sure your taste is excellent especially because you're too afraid to share it

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Capcom has been shitting on consumers HARD lately between Enigma and the Dragons Dogma 2 drama. And they're on board with censorship and bowdlerization

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >And they're on board with censorship and bowdlerization
          Dragons Dogma 2 was still a great game despite the performance issues on PC. What Censorship are you talking about? DD2 did not feel censored at all and the newest Street Fighter is anything but, the only thing I can think of is maybe Adas dress in RE4? But those huge heels were still sexo

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Skill issue

  101. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Square enix probably didn't care too much sinee sony was bankrolling exclusivity, but with shit sales they probably wanted to pay less so square told them to frick off. Anyways, frick snoys and good riddance.

  102. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Why do Tendies buy games but Snoys don’t? Should Snoy target game releases on the first of the month to time up with blacks getting their government checks?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      snoys are racist against asians and asian culture
      also you homosexuals are still too afraid to call them racists

  103. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    The FF franchise was the last bastion of defense for Sony fanboys to own a PS5. now that they are giving up exclusivity, There ain't much reason to own a $500 hunk of junk anymore.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      you are so wrong
      FIFA (FC24)
      In general the bro-dudes who play this sport games can't handle a PC. Sony will become the console for super casuals

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        The way god intended and likely the best outcome overall. Consoles can get all the slop and sports shit and keep the plebs paying Sony/Nintendo/Microsoft to use their own internet over there, while everything worthwhile will be on PC.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Sony will become the console for super casuals
        You mean it wasn't already?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      W-we still got stllar blade...

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Censored stellar blade. Christ what a boondoggle. They got me good, I really and truly did believe Sony was actually going to try giving people what they want

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Most Sony fanboys don't even buy FF games. They harp on games like GoW or Spiderman

  104. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >all shit devs are dying or closing
    >KCD2 announced and this year
    Jesus Christ be praised.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      'enry's come to see us!

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous
  105. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    "Fun"

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw nu-fun is real
      >and Sony made it

  106. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    It was so moronic to keep doing PS exclusivity after the Japanese/weeb audience abandoned PS in the PS4 era. The Japanese/weeb audience is on Nintendo and PC, so why are you releasing final fantasy as a PS exclusive?

  107. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    so there is hope for MS to buy SE and shut it down forever...

  108. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Whole console market going down in fricking flames

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Rockstar have to be sweating bullets by now with GTA6 not having a PC version.

  109. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    So....when will part 2 come to PC?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Probably 6 months.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Hopefully never, there's already too much squenix shovelware on PC

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      6 months, then Epic gets it for a year at minimum. No steam until then.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        I will laugh so hard if Epic gets part 2 first. SE cucked themselves out of better money again.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Its a glorious shitshow for everyone, enjoy it anon.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          It will happen, those deals are done with so much time in advance, only from new titles we would see them releasing steam day 1.

  110. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly the 9th has been fricking miserable thanks to neither machine releasing fricking games.
    Even the PS4 had enough games to cut the overlap period release PS4 ONLY games like Bloodborne. Because the PS5 never cut the tail of the previous generation consumers never needed to BUY a PS5 and now when there's finally TWO (2) PS5 exclusive games no wonder it doesn't do as well. The density of games just doesn't exist because they blow all their money on ULTRA 5K HD JRAPHICS instead of making a shitload of good games for the audience to play

  111. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Square should just drop AAA games.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Did they really leave the lorem ipsum text in their presentation lol

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        That chart is fan made. The presentation is just images of the logos and promotional screenshots

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Why are fans making charts?

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            To shitpost with obviously it's not like it takes loads of effort to whip up a chart.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              But there's nothing positive in the charts for fans to shitpost with kek

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Well, it fooled a moron like you who doesnt check source, so it was worth for something.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Are the numbers wrong or something? I didn't read the report tbh
                I still don't understand why fans of the series would chart these numbers lmao

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                If you use at least one synapse of your brain you can infer why a "fan" chart with bad numbers using lorem ipslum would exist. It is not a chart made by fans.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Lorem ipsum text in official document
        AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

        Fooling morons like you is really that easy

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >Lorem ipsum text in official document
      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  112. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox is probably still in the console industry since Microsoft $$$ is unlimited. They will release their games on multiplatform though, but they will probably use Xbox as a "cheap gaming PC" in the future.
    But I think Sony will end up like Sega if they don't do anything with PS6, especially since the shareholders already taste the forbidden fruit called PC sales.

  113. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I never understood these exclusivity deals, was Sony's money really worth missing on a whole platform sales?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      With the ps4 it was worth it, but not with the ps5.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      exclusivity is the only reason why people still buy consoles. If everything was multiplat then then consoles would completly die. Is it worth it? No. At least not for a Sony title.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        What fricking year do you think it is, anon? PS5 has absolutely not been selling off the back of any exclusives. It was bought as a status symbol for most owners first and foremost, just because it was difficult to get for almost 2 years. Most owners are still using it as a Fortnite box and/or streaming box, just like their PS4s.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I guess they were well worth it before since budgets weren't as inflated but now it is a death sentence, remember the previous ceo and higher ups were super old farts that can't wrap their heads about markets changing.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      SE cannot afford to make another AAA game right now.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >I never understood these exclusivity deals, was Sony's money really worth missing on a whole platform sales?
      For the company? No? For the CEO, yeah. Just bribe the CEO man. It was known that Sony had been buying Sega's CEO dinners until they fired him.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      In the 2000’s it was but not today with ridiculous budgets for games

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >was Sony's money really worth missing on a whole platform sales?
      considering they are hard walking back on that decision, clearly not

  114. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    This is a really embarrassing indictment of PS5. Square is their biggest partner and even they're admitting PS5 owners are not buying games.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      PS5 owners are black, mexican, mulatto, indian, or various swarthy e*ro blends none of whom are buying a FF game

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      More of an idictment of their games than anything. Rebirth wouldn't have sold well if it was on Xbone. And I doubt Switch could run it.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >And I doubt Switch could run it.
        So why design then game that way? They didn't have to make an AAAA class game that pushes visuals super hard. They could have made the game first for switch then upscale it to 4k60fps on ps5. Capcom did this with monster hunter rise and it sold great.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Because they wanted an AAA game and assumed that would make it sell better. It's what they did with FF16 as well.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          The answer is because squeenix like many other companies in Japan STILL seethes and dilates at Nintendo and they’re only reluctantly putting their games on Nintendo platforms going forward because the losses are getting bad and younger and/or less moronic/buck broken leadership at the company are tard wrangling the rest into bending the knee. There is leadership at this company that would rather go bankrupt than release on switch/switch 2.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            >The answer is (headcanon)
            It is hilarious how SE's relationship with nintendo is probably in their best moment of the last 30 years yet you still create headcanons about how they hate each other.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              All companies WILL bend the knee Snoy, your favorite is next, tick tock

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Brother you straight up went to the usual script the moment no one gave a frick about your conspiration theory. Is it that easy.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Sonys quarter earning call is tomorrow.
      Double the fun.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        since they fired 900 their numbers are going to be "fine"

  115. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Deckchads WON

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Many such cases, ‘icks are being flopped out in celebration

  116. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >/Wario64/
    >a tweet url from literally who
    it's good that you're actually trying to give source url but come on

  117. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    who cares about final fantasy

  118. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    make world of final fantasy 2

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      And allow transfer of the monsters from the first or no deal.

      A monster collection game that doesn't allow transfer of monster is not a monster collection game.

  119. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    PS5 is ded like Xbox

  120. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Won't change a thing beside slightly more sales as long as they keep inserting ugly Black folk like those npc in rebirth.

  121. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    3rd party exclusivity in this day and age is just insanity.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Works for good games

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        No it doesn't and it never will, not when games cost 50m+.
        Sony doesn't have the money to pay for potential lost sales on PC + Switch, just look at the whole Helldivers shitstorm, Sony has no power anymore.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Sony issue, no problem with Nintendo or PC exclusives

  122. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Square Enix ending PlayStation exclusivity for their games

    how do you get "Rebirth confirmed a flop" from this, Barry?

  123. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Japanese catch up on strategy from 15 years ago

    they're learning!

    now to fire nomura

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >now to fire nomura
      >The only Dev they have that's still willing to go batshit with his games
      Why?

  124. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Start selling your big hitters on switch and PC, and do what Blizzard does with their games, you buy their new one you get goodies in others, give crossover weapons like Clives invictus to Cloud in rebirth, give XIV players a mount for buying FFXVII when it releases in like a decade.

    Boom, Square returns to the top overnight, why did it take them this long to figure it out?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      This is just cope, they also need to make good games. When capcom faced the same issues it took more than multiplat to save them

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        yeah square enix right now is the equivalent of capcom making RE6 over and over and not understanding why it isn't selling.

  125. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Capcom swimming in cash by focusing on PC and other platforms
    >Only now Square realizes the potential
    Fricking morons. I guess that the Switch 2 coming around finally opened their to stop sucking Sony's wiener.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      It always amazes me how much these companies suicide themselves trying to get these anti-customer monopolist positions

      PArt of the problem though is that we no longer have governments doing absolutely any trust busting; we've just allowed them all to collude and engage in conspiracies against the average person without any organized political pushback at all

  126. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I don't really keep up with Squeenix's releases.
    I don't really care for FF.
    What games have they released that are not available on PC or what franchises do they still own that would be interesting for someone not familiar with their shit?

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Foamstars

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing, SE does not make good games.

  127. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I said it multiple times. SE's loyalty to Sony was bleeding them dry. It's about time they fricking realised it

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not sure they'd sell much better on other consoles. Splitting a remake into 3 games was a braindead idea to begin with.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, but I get why they did it. They wanted to expand and flew too close to the sun

  128. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    he won

  129. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Took them long enough, how can they be so stupid for so long? It is obvious that restricting their games to just one platform is a recipe for losing revenue.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Thank banked that people were willing to buy their overpriced products especially in this economy and lost a lot of money in the longrun so they have no choice.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Sony was paying them for copies as part of the exclusivity and are obviously not willing to bankroll them anymore. That's how exclusivity works and why so many take the deal - they don't really believe in their product so they take the guaranteed sales.

      That alone is telling.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >Sony was paying them for copies as part of the exclusivity

        not how it works it's just a cash sum

  130. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Going multiplat is not going to save SE tbh. You guys are fooling yourselves. Are you seriously going to buy one of these new FFs at full price on PC or Nintendo? Have you seen the games? They have a talent problem bigger than any of their other problems.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      No one here wants to buy SE games. They just want their team to be able to say they got SE games.

  131. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >pozz everything with as much microtransactions/DLC as possible
    jesus christ this is looking grim even if the finally weaned themselves off Sony's teat

  132. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Holy shit, finally. I can finally stop pretending xenoblade,fire emblem and other jrpg franchises are a good trade for FF.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      new FF isn't relevant at all and the last star rail patch embarrassed any FF in the past 20 years

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Dont be mean

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        What would happen if I grabbed Aerith's face and kissed her nose

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      fire emblem isn't a jrpg tho

  133. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I wish Nintendo would be like"lmao no we won't allow you to release on our systems" just as a final frick you to square shitnix and their backstabbing

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Cope, yamauchi.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Don't worry, dogeza incoming

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine treating corporations like catty highschoolers

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      It is just business, these people care about money, they arent 30-40 year old manchildren obsessed with petty wards because one company went to other console 30 years ago.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        >It is just business, these people care about money, they arent 30-40 year old manchildren obsessed with petty wards because one company went to other console 30 years ago.
        I think that's what annoys them the most, for some reason these dudes are reaching their 40s still angry at what happened with FF7 while the guys running those companies dont care about it anymore.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          NO ANON SE MUST PAY FOR THEIR BETRAYAL.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          FF7 scarred a whole generation and it is insane.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            It's like Yamauchi's lingering will was injected into them when he died. His hatred continued living on

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >It is just business, these people care about money, they arent 30-40 year old manchildren obsessed with petty wards because one company went to other console 30 years ago.
          >I think that's what annoys them the most, for some reason these dudes are reaching their 40s still angry at what happened with FF7 while the guys running those companies dont care about it anymore.
          It is also weird because SE is constantly doing exclusives with nintendo for a while. So these people are smoking crack.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            Because while they say FF is dead, it is also the only franchise they care about. They dont give a frick about team asano games.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              >the people who like real FF aren't enjoying the series of games based on the best FF

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              Who are we talking about? I like Octopath and Bravely default

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                I never said people dont like them, but i'm sure you can see that no matter how many of those games SE releases on switch, people will still believe SE hates Nintendo if FF isnt there. Because with you liking or not, FF is massive.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                "FF is massive" I mean that's generous at this point. Elden Ring/Fromsoft is massive. Baulders Gate 3 is massive. Arguably Monster Hunter is massive, Final Fantasy is certainly not on the level of any of those franchises anymore. It's a massive IP but the sales are lackluster, unironically if it wasn't for 20 years of nostalgia and fanart from coomers I don't think Final Fantasy would be culturally relevant at all anymore outside of the MMO

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                RE4R in a installbase of 200m users sold 3m in its firstt months.
                FF16 and 7R sold 3 mil in its first week.

                Even if you consider how its legs are gutted by the console exclusivity, it is insane numbers for a jrpg. Brings a really specific audience for the console.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                SE's put out a lot of nice smaller stuff on DS/3DS and Switch. I hope they survive just so they can keep doing that.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        why are you describing nagoshi and harada.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      that would be fricking stupid

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      >we don't want money
      Would be interesting to see how you spin that to the Nintendo shareholders

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      They already did when they went bankrupt.

      They were begging to get back on at least the GBA and Nintendo said no the first time then they had to beg a second time. Wada (the president at the time who was the one begging) admitted it in an interview.

    • 7 days ago
      Anonymous

      Nintendo knows SE games are easy money in Japan.

      • 7 days ago
        Anonymous

        SE makes some insane numbers in japan knowing how they release games in the fricking ps that is dead there.
        They are the second biggest company in sales every year after nintendo.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          >SE makes some insane numbers in japan knowing how they release games in the fricking ps that is dead there.
          >They are the second biggest company in sales every year after nintendo.
          Yeah people forget how dead companies like capcom and bamco are in sales there. SE is the only one who still does good numbers even if in a dead console.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            the numbers you're referring to are physical purchases only

            japan isn't a very important country for the games industry right now since they basically only buy mobile products anymore

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            SE is the only thing keeping the ps minimally alive in japan. Literally one company carrying the console there.

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              >SE is the only thing keeping the ps minimally alive in japan. Literally one company carrying the console there.

              playstation in japan is primarily used to play apex legends today

              i am so ashamed that Ganker has become a plae where people don't understand what they're talking about at all

              the sales numbers you're talking about are PHYSICAL SALES ie mostly meaningless to the industry for 10+ years now

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Ok, redditor
                And i love how you just affirm shit without any solid evidence.

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                fun fact

                apex legends is also on switch which means it'll probably also be on switch 2

            • 7 days ago
              Anonymous

              PS in Japan is Apex/Genshin/Star Rail tbh

              • 7 days ago
                Anonymous

                Nothing that cant be traded for a pc if Sony loses all its appeal there, like losing its only ps exclusives with minimal japanese interest.

          • 7 days ago
            Anonymous

            When they jump ship sony is fricked there.

        • 7 days ago
          Anonymous

          Exactly. So Nintendo will 100% keep the pressure on SE lol

  134. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Our hero BarGOD won

  135. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    so I guess it's okay to like FF here now lol?

  136. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    >tendies and PC-gays think this matters to Sony
    sorry bwos, PS5 has been a gacha-console ever since Genshin got locked onto it. Genshin is the big exclusive, and now Star Rail. More gachas are coming soon lol, FF is just a dead franchise enjoy it if you want to

  137. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    END OF SNOYGELION

  138. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Damn they just kneeled to Nintendo

  139. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder if Sony gives a frick about scalpers now, huh?

  140. 7 days ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo won bigly and it didn't even know it was competing

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