Eidos Montreal Founder Says He’s Heard Rumors That Sony Is Very Interested In Acquiring Square Enix Tokyo
Square Enix recently ditched its Western game development studios, with the Embracer Group acquiring legacy intellectual property such as the Tomb Raider franchise and The Legacy of Kain. When the Japanese company abandoned its Western studios, rumors swirled that Sony was now interested in acquiring Square Enix Tokyo. Now, the founder of Eidos Montreal, one of the Western game development studios that Square Enix Tokyo ditched, says in a new interview who has heard rumors that Sony is very interested in acquiring Square Enix Tokyo for franchises such as Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts etc. Square Enix has brought a number of JRPGs to the Switch, including major franchises such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, as well as new IPs such as Triangle Strategy and Octopath Traveler, so it would be a blow if an acquisition were to happen. revealed.
“If I read between the lines, Square Enix Japan wasn’t as engaged as we initially hoped. And there are rumors, of course, that with all this M&A activity, Sony would really like to have Square Enix within its wheelhouse I’ve heard rumors that Sony said it was really interested in Square Enix Tokyo but not the rest so I think [Square Enix CEO Yosuke] Matsuda-san introduced it as a garage sale.