Square Enix has shared its plans to make all of its upcoming new games compatible for both current and next-gen consoles.
In an outline of financial results held on February 5, 2020, president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda responded to a question relating to the development of new titles for current and next-generation game consoles going forward.
Matsuda said, "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 the next-generation consoles."
The Xbox Series X and PS5 are both currently slated for a release in holiday 2020. The Xbox Series X backwards compatibility is set to continue to enable players to tuck into Xbox One games on the new hardware. Happily it doesn't just stop at Xbox One games, though.
In a recent post on Xbox Wire from head of Xbox's Phil Spencer, we got confirmation that the Xbox Series X will give you the ability to play four generations of Xbox games, with compatibility for Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, along with the next-gen.
Similarly, the PS5 is set to include backwards compatibility for PS4 games, so you'll still be able to play current-gen titles if you invest in Sony's next-gen machine. So far there haven't been too many confirmed exclusive games for either next-gen console, with the exception of the next-gen "looter-slasher" Godfall, which has been confirmed for PS5 and PC.
With plenty of exciting Square Enix games on the horizon such as Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Marvel's Avengers, and Outriders, it's great to see the studio plans to make its upcoming titles compatible on as many consoles as possible.
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