Square Enix公司总裁Yoichi Wada表示在游戏工业发展的未来farmviile虚拟农场比最终幻想 Final Fantasy更具发展趋势。
以上言论是Square Enix首席执行官Yoichi Wada在接受福布斯的专访时透露的，他表示未来游戏的趋势是多人分享的或者是社交类型的，而不是最终幻想系列的单机版。他觉得这是他们需要进行改变和努力的。所有的东西都在改变，游戏开发者们需要有一个清醒的认知，才能去追赶这些游戏的前沿趋势。他还认为腾讯游戏的模式将最终胜过电子艺界的运营模式。
Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada thinks the future of gaming will be more Farmville than Final Fantasy.
In an interview with business site Forbes Square Enix’s chief executive Yoichi Wada said that all future Square Enix games will include some multiplayer or social gaming elements, even those that have traditionally been single player, like Final Fantasy.
According to Forbes, Wada says the models like those employed by Chinese causal gaming giant Tencent – microtransactions in free-to-play games – will win out over the likes of Electronic Arts. “Two things are clear,” Wada said. “The distribution channels will change and the revenue model will change … It will happen in the entire industry, and we want to stay on top of this trend.”
This will mean a significant change in approach for the company, and Wada thinks that established designers might not be the best choice going forward: “Frankly, the people who excelled at creating game software about 10 years ago are really not good at making multiplayer games,” he said. “We are striving to change the old culture, and as a part of such effort we are trying to bring in fresh blood.”
So what does this mean for Square Enix games in the future? Well, it’s impossible to say for certain, as both multiplayer, and social gaming are both very broad terms. It might mean a free-to-play Final Fantasy MMOG in which players pay for new items or quests, or it could simply mean that Deus Ex: Human Revolution will post your achievements to Twitter. It’s also likely the degree of integration will vary from game to game, so where one title might have a complimentary Facebook game, another might just have traditional multiplayer.