Square Enix Is Working on a New Action Game IP for Next-Gen Consoles
The studio behind Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake is working on a brand new game that will introduce a new action game IP to ‘high-definition consoles’, potentially including next-generation.
A project listed on The First Development Division’s recruitment website spotted by Gematsu promises a “’next-generation action game experience’ that takes a step forward from the existing action game framework.” The untitled game is apparently being worked on by an international team experienced in AAA game development both within and outside of Japan.While The First Development Division is keeping tight lipped on what fans can expect from this new game, its catalogue of previous titles show strong talent. As well as the Final Fantasy VII Remake, it’s made Final Fantasy XIII, SaGa: Scarlet Grace, and Romance SaGa 3.
Square Enix restructured its development staff into 11 divisions back in 2013. Each division operates independently with autonomy over each project it creates, however Square Enix announced to investors in February its plans to streamline the varied divisions down to four in order to more effectively manage resources across its teams.
Elsewhere, Square Enix has also begun hiring for more staff to work on the Kingdom Hearts series. It recently posted a job listing for UI designers, effect designers, and technical artists.