PDA

View Full Version : Rumormill: Microsoft in Talks with Square-Enix for Xbox and Xbox2 Games



Shadow20002
11-24-2003, 07:26 PM
Jeux-France.com notes that Yoshihiro Maruyama (General Manager of Microsoft's Japanese Xbox business) : "What the Xbox lacks now are RPG games, which Japanese gamers like, and games featuring strong characters like Gundam. Obviously, something must be done about this. I believe it is my job to get titles like this for the current system and for the launch of the next system. We'll have to make an environment where they will want to do business on our platform."

Peepers
11-24-2003, 07:30 PM
I wouldn't be too optimistic about this. IIRC, Sony owns a significant share of Square.

DrunkenSmurf
11-24-2003, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by Peepers
I wouldn't be too optimistic about this. IIRC, Sony owns a significant share of Square.

If I'm not mistaken, Sony owns 25% of Square. I did read that a long time ago though.

Peepers
11-24-2003, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by DrunkenSmurf


If I'm not mistaken, Sony owns 25% of Square. I did read that a long time ago though.

I think you're right. That's more than enough to be a deal-breaker.

SmileBit
11-24-2003, 09:03 PM
You people are morons. MS has been in talks with Square YEARS before XBOX even launched. They have been in talks ever since.

Square will make games on XBox once its the most popular console. So far it has to surpas nintendo and sony.

Spammy
11-24-2003, 10:25 PM
Excuse me if I'm wrong....hasn't Xbox already surpassed Nintendo? I would by another xbox over a gamecube....Playstation on the other hand....at least it has games over the E rating....IMO I think that the last good console Nintendo had was the SNES...yes I miss those days.:p

Uchiha Sasuke
11-24-2003, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Spammy
Excuse me if I'm wrong....hasn't Xbox already surpassed Nintendo? I would by another xbox over a gamecube....Playstation on the other hand....at least it has games over the E rating....IMO I think that the last good console Nintendo had was the SNES...yes I miss those days.:p

It has surpassed Nintendo only in sales. Nintendo and Sony though are household names, they are know by everyone. MS has to probably acquire that to achieve Squaresoft's support.

Peepers
11-24-2003, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by SmileBit
You people are morons. MS has been in talks with Square YEARS before XBOX even launched. They have been in talks ever since.

Square will make games on XBox once its the most popular console. So far it has to surpas nintendo and sony.

Thus spaketh the idiot!

DrunkenSmurf
11-24-2003, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by SmileBit
You people are morons. MS has been in talks with Square YEARS before XBOX even launched. They have been in talks ever since.

Square will make games on XBox once its the most popular console. So far it has to surpas nintendo and sony.

Congrats!!!! You just showed how ghey you are.

Peepers
11-25-2003, 12:03 AM
Originally posted by DrunkenSmurf


Congrats!!!! You just showed how ghey you are.

You mean ***. Dang't! Again I'm censored by the man!

DrunkenSmurf
11-25-2003, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by Peepers


You mean ***. Dang't! Again I'm censored by the man! Yeah, the man is keepin us down :mad: :cuss:

OC Noob
11-25-2003, 12:19 AM
Originally posted by Substance Snake


It has surpassed Nintendo only in sales. Nintendo and Sony though are household names, they are know by everyone. MS has to probably acquire that to achieve Squaresoft's support.


I'm pretty sure Microsoft is a household name. Unless some has been living in a cave for the last 20 years and has never seen a personal computer.

Thats got nothing to do with it. Anyone who knows what a Game Cube is knows what an Xbox is.


ps SmileBit, you are a retard. You insult everyone else and your not even right yourself. They will make a deal when it makes finacial sense, not when Xbox wins a popularity contest. If that was the case then the console thats strugled the most, until a $99 price drop, wouldn't have any FF games being developed for it. If your going to be an @sshole atleast be correct.