RPGFan


Square Enix Talks Next-Gen MMORPG
07.27.06 - 2:36 PM

At the presentation of Intel's new Core 2 series of CPUs in Japan, Square Enix president Youichi Wada made a guest appearance and gave a short speech. Wada started off stating that the costs involved in developing games were obviously on the rise. However, the Square Enix president did not see a transition from high-end to low-end games as a result. Instead, higher development costs were only leading to a diversification of the game industry's business model. Within this diversified landscape, the importance of the high-end segment was in fact on the rise, according to Wada. Together with Intel he wanted to deliver richer content to users in the future.

Apart from highlighting a benchmark for the Core 2 series CPUs utilizing the PC version of Front Mission Online, the Square Enix president also demonstrated a single screenshot of his company's mysterious next-generation MMORPG. This screenshot however was not new, but rather taken from a trailer shown at this year's E3 in May. Saying only it was a developer's desire to improve the user experience, Wada avoided mentioning any target platforms for the system. However, Wada mentioning the MMORPG at today's Intel conference was yet another clear sign that the game will indeed appear on the PC platform.


Back
Chris Winkler




Twitch Schedule & Status

Sunday, April 29
TBA • 10am PST/1pm EST

Mondays
Super Mario RPG • 3pm PST/6pm EST

Tuesdays
TBA • 3pm PST/6pm EST
Persona 4 Golden • 7pm PST/10pm EST

Wednesdays
Alundra • 12pm PST/3pm EST
Persona 4 Golden • 7pm PST/10pm EST

Thursdays
MS Saga: A New Dawn • 3pm PST/6pm EST
Persona 4 Golden • 7pm PST/10pm EST

Fridays
Earthbound • 3pm PST/6pm EST
Guild Wars 2 • 7pm PST/10pm EST

Saturdays
Persona 4 Golden • 5pm PST/8pm EST

20 Years of Milestone RPGs ~ An RPGFan 20th Anniversary Feature

20 Years of Milestone RPGs

20th Anniversary Feature
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Review

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

Review
Hylian Highlights Part 3: Celebrating The Legend of Zelda

Hylian Highlights Part 3: Celebrating The Legend of Zelda

Special Feature
Seiken Densetsu 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert CD Review

Seiken Densetsu 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert CD

Review
Random Encounter 142

This is Your Story: Share Your Tale!

Feature