Final Fantasy XIV is a frontrunner for Square Enix, as the company noted that its financial success was due to the popular MMORPG.
The company’s latest revenue report for fiscal year 2021 was released, where Square Enix confirms it saw a year-over-year revenue increase of 25.4%.
Square Enix noted that the biggest contributing factor to their financial success is Final Fantasy XIV. Specifically, due to the release of their Endwalker expansion, which led to increased sales and the company is reporting an increase in subscriptions to its MMO.
They also discuss in their report their plans to continue developing their NFT and blockchain technology due to the encouragement from feedback and results. One of the points they raise about this topic is the launch of a new NFT brand and new IP with “story-focused and world-building creatives”.
This is no surprise given recent news of Square Enix selling properties such as Tomb Raider, Legacy of Kain, Rogue, and Deus Ex.
We also reported at the time that Square Enix would take the $300 million they sold them for to invest in new games, studios, and blockchain. They are also looking at “play to win” as another game model.
These financial reports also seem to lend to Square Enix’s leadership change. In addition to them, they already sell the main IPs listed above.
Square Enix’s president said they can’t make good games by imitating Westerners. They also stated their desire to create more “HD-2D” games. This combined with the success of Final Fantasy XIV, the company may have found its vision on what it would do best in the gaming industry.
Speaking of Final Fantasy XIVyou should check out our review of the game’s latest expansion, Endwalker, here. We highly recommend it. Final Fantasy XIV is available on PS4, PS5 and PC (via Steam and its own client).