The big Japanese distributor is in principle opposed to the Loot Box concept, but it certainly plans to offer us more and more games based on network connectivity rather than single-player feature situations
The real-money buy-in offers, especially those designed to enable improvement and practical progress in game play itself, continue to be the hottest topic on the market, and now Square Enix, the prominent Japanese company, decides it is time to express its opinion.
CEO of the company Stated in an interview That the distributor does not plan to add purchases in addition to the price of standard games in the console market and the PC market, because consumers do not approve of the need for additional payment for the product they have already paid 50 dollars or 60 dollars - as opposed to the mobile world from which the trend came in the first place, Those who made a few dollars may choose to buy additional purchases as a major mechanism for accruing revenues.
It is good to see that there are factors that still choose to try and see the consumers' point of view without thinking only about the line of profits, but that does not mean that Square Enix is not interested in adopting the games approach as a service - the various works will continue to receive DLC content at an additional cost, Online games such as Final Fantasy 14 will also receive micro-transactions at an additional cost.
In addition, the company plans to invest expanded efforts in creating games with more prominent and significant online components at the expense of titles where the main ingredient is a local single player - among others through the famous Eidos Montreal studio, which gave us the latest Deus Ex games. In other words, Square Enix may not agree with the specific application of distributors like EA or WBIE, but are definitely interested in finding methods to generate revenue and increased branded profits and existing titles that will not necessarily be liked and understood by the entire gamers community.
Square Enix has already confirmed that in the coming year we are expecting a new game in the series tomb raider (Apparently called Shadow of the Tomb Raider), and it seems that one can only hope that it will be an experience similar to its predecessors - and not a title that will look for an excuse to justify a permanent connection to the network or payment of supplementary packages that are mandatory for anyone who wants to reach their full potential.