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Just Cause 3 on Xbox One screenshots leaked

It’s been four years since the world had its last real taste of Just Cause mayhem with its first sequel. True there was the multiplayer mod which brought people back to Panau, but as open ended and franticly fun as that is, it’s not as empowering as a solid, single player, …

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Kingdom Hearts 3 switches to Unreal Engine 4

Tetsuya Nomura finally stepped down from Final Fantasy XV and began working on Kingdom Hearts III last month and the director has already made a crucial change to the game’s development. Kingdom Hearts III will no longer be using the Square Enix ‘Luminous’ engine, the game will now be made …

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Sony sells off its Square Enix shares

Sony has just sold off the 9.5 million share stake it had in Publisher, Square Enix for $47 million despite its stock in the company being worth upwards of $150 million. The 9,520,000 shares were passed on to a company known as SMBC Nikko Securities, which specialises in corporate finance. Square Enix …

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Square Enix to renew focus on the ‘core gamers’

Square Enix President, Yosuke Matsuda , believes that the company has”lost its focus”, after trying to make games that would appeal to players world wide. The realisation came about after seeing how well 3DS JRPG, Bravely Default, performed across the globe. In an interview with Nikkei Trendy (translated by Siliconera), Matsuda …

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Square Enix wants to bring more Final Fantasy games to PC

Future Final Fantasy games could come to the PC now as Square Enix has become increasingly interested in developing for the platform according to series Producer, Yoshinori Kitase. Aside from the MMO’s, the series has remained mostly console exclusive for some time now but Kitase told Eurogamer that things might change in …

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There’s a Tomb Raider card game on iOS

Lara Croft isn’t a character I’d easily associate with a social card game on a mobile platform, but that’s exactly what’s in store for the long standing gaming heroine in her next adventure. In Tomb Raider Reflections, you’ll go on quests, collect artefacts and battle other players, all through the …

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A next gen Tomb Raider port could be on the cards

Update: It looks like this could have been an Amazon retail partner listing, not Amazon itself. Sadly, that means the information found in the article could be fake and should be taken with a pinch of salt. Amazon is renowned for outing products before they are supposed to be announced and …

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Square Enix announces Project FLARE

Square Enix has just announced Project FLARE, a new way of delivering game content to users through the cloud by using super computers to create game worlds. Streaming services like Onlive work by having console data centres miles away that process your input and send the video feed back to …

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Square Enix partnering with Indigogo

Square Enix has announced the launch of its own Steam Greenlight type system called ‘Collective’. As part of it, the publishing giant will be giving Indie developers the chance to pitch ideas and garner enough interest to be put up for crowd funding. The real exciting part however, Square Enix …

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IO Interactive sheds half its work force

Danish developer, IO Interactive, has announced that nearly half of its staff have been let go, in a move that is designed to restructure the company to make it more streamlined, in order to continue development on further Hitman games. Everything but projects related to Hitman have now been cancelled. …

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Square Enix is expecting a £42 million loss

I don’t think my last couple of articles attacking Square Enix’s game tracking practices are entirely to blame for this, but if you guys want to say so that’s very kind. The Final Fantasy publisher, has announced that it expects to take a £42 million hit for the first half …

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Square Enix is tracking gamers play styles

Tracking

It’s becoming an increasing trend in gaming, that not only do publishers and developers want you to buy their new releases, but they want to know how you play them. They aren’t asking for that information either, they’re taking it and that’s just what Square Enix has been doing with …

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