Square Enix looking to digitally release back-catalogue

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Published by Danny 1 week ago , last updated 1 week ago

Square Enix have stated they're looking to release their huge back-catalogue of titles digitally, due to overwhelming fan requests.

Speaking to Game Informer, the President and CEO of the company, Yosuke Matsuda, confirmed it was something they were exploring as a result of fan requests, but that they had not figured out how it was going to happen yet.

We're working on that in a variety of ways,. That is a request that we hear often. As far as our major titles go, most of those, we still have variations out that you can play now. The more classic titles that you might have played on NES, we are still working hard to make it so you can play those.

It could be traditional release, or perhaps a streaming service, something that Square Enix are also to looking to get involved with - however there's one big issue. Apparently, the source code no longer exists for a lot of the earlier games within their catalogue. This would mean some form of emulation would be required to make these titles available.

So the form these re-releases will take is yet to be seen, but it's great to see the company listening to fans and planning a release of these older titles.

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