After Ubisoft introduces its subscription service, called UPlay +, Square Enix may be next.
Publishers such as Electronic Arts and Microsoft have already presented successful services that give subscribers access to hundreds of their games, something that could encourage Square Enix to present a similar service.
Speaking to GamesIndustry, Yosuke Matsuda, president of Square Enix, said that for now it is just a thought, but that it can be realized.
“At the moment, we are exploring both possibilities and we are already providing games for Microsoft’s Game Pass,” said Matsuda.
“But at the end of the day, the direction in which we are thinking is to have our own channel.”
However, Square Enix will have to consider whether a service where you will only find your games will have a value that motivates consumers to invest their money in it, an issue that is on Matsuda’s mind.
“At the same time, this would require significant preparations and investments. We also have to consider whether or not it would only work to include our title catalog. At the moment, as I said, we offer our games on a variety of subscription services, including Microsoft’s.”
“But I think that, eventually, we will have to get to the point where we have enough knowledge to build our own service.”
Would you subscribe to a service from Square Enix or would you prefer the publisher to continue presenting their games on other services, such as the Xbox Game Pass?