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Square Enix CEO: Final Fantasy XIV Damaged FF Brand

Yoichi Wada discusses troubled FFXI followup and Dragon Quest X.

2011-09-27 18:49 / Anoop Gantayat

At a Tokyo press conference today, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada fielded a few questions about the company's online plans for its two biggest Japan-developed franchises, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy.

As reported at Sponichi, Wada said of the problematic Final Fantasy XIV, "The Final Fantasy brand has been greatly damaged."

Square Enix has been implementing fixes for FFXIV since earlier this year. Said Wada about the fixes, "We'll continue with our reform work, which basically amounts to fully redoing the game, and hope to revive the FFXIV that should have been released."

Sponichi's report from the press conference did not say if the PS3 version was brought up during the questions.

Wada's comments on the Dragon Quest X, which was recently revealed to be an online title, concerned future developments for the series. "We're not making them all online," said Wada of future titles in the DQ series. "We'll continue with a variety of developments, offline included."

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