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Square Enix (still) eying Western developers for purchase


For over a year, Square Enix CEO John Yamamoto has been saying that the future of the company's enterprises lies in Europe, expressing interest in acquiring at least one Western studio to assist in broadening Square Enix's mass-market appeal.

MCV reports that Yamamoto is reiterating his earlier statements, but that this time he really means it. As part of a new worldwide focus, MCV asserts that Square Enix will most likely be buying up a European developer sometime in 2008. In addition to including Western-developed titles under the umbrella of Square Enix, Yamamoto also promises to fully localize more titles for international distribution than in previous years. It's a neat idea, but we'll have to wait and see if Square Enix follows through this time.

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