With next-gen consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X) set to release later this year, some might be wondering how will publishers adapat given this gen is still going strong, though at the same time, next-gen can’t be ignored. For publisher Square Enix, it seems that for the foreseeable future, it’s to offer games as cross-gen.
In a publisher Q&A, the publisher states that Square Enix new titles will probably be cross-gen.
Q: Could you share your thinking on the development of new titles for current- and next-generation game consoles going forward?
A: The next-generation consoles will have backward compatibility, so we plan for the time being to make our new titles available for both current and next-generation consoles. It will therefore be somewhat farther down the road that we release titles exclusively for next-generation consoles.
You can read the entire Q&A in this .pdf file.
Square Enix isn’t the only publisher thinking of having games available cross-gen. Ubisoft has already confirmed that we’ll be seeing Rainbow Six Siege on PS5 and Xbox Series X and it will allow crossplay even.
Surprised at this or not at all? I’m personally expecting most publishers to do the same given how popular the PS4 and Xbox One X still are.
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