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Animorphimagi
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:58 pm Reply with quote
Isn't this "loss" due to the production costs of making the ffxv season 2 dlc?
They haven't released their product yet. Am I missing something?
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Ryw



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:13 pm Reply with quote
Yeah kinda hard to post anything but a loss when you haven't released a product yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:14 pm Reply with quote
Animorphimagi wrote:
Isn't this "loss" due to the production costs of making the ffxv season 2 dlc?
They haven't released their product yet. Am I missing something?


From my understanding they're working on something completely new and not on other Squre properties.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:44 pm Reply with quote
chronium wrote:
Animorphimagi wrote:
Isn't this "loss" due to the production costs of making the ffxv season 2 dlc?
They haven't released their product yet. Am I missing something?


From my understanding they're working on something completely new and not on other Squre properties.
They're working on both the FFXV Season 2 DLC and a new IP.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:45 pm Reply with quote
Animorphimagi wrote:
Isn't this "loss" due to the production costs of making the ffxv season 2 dlc?
They haven't released their product yet. Am I missing something?


This sounds to me like a non-story and simply related to the initial start-up costs of a new studio/division.

So this is a likely a calculated loss and that Square Enix intends for the division to make money once it ships whatever it is working on, which will likely be years from now.
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LightningZangetsu27



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:12 pm Reply with quote
Anything involving Tabata in developing is gonna take 5 years plus and countless re writes so its not a surprise when they are making a loss.
Damn I could make a AAA FF title in the time it takes Tabata to settle on a story
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aereus



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:20 pm Reply with quote
I'm shocked to hear that Square-Enix is burning cash with nothing to show for it. That totally isn't like them. /s Couldn't find any finer staff for burning cash via development hell than the ones responsible for FF15.

I dunno if I would trust them with a new IP, seeing as the only thing they could come up with for FF15 was to mash literally every single previous FF world aesthetic into one game. Oh, and make a poor man's Monster Hunter combat system.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:27 am Reply with quote
Not a great couple of weeks for Square Enix. First The Quiet Man, now this.
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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:14 am Reply with quote
not just this, but now Tabata has left Square and they've canceled the remaining FFXV DLC save for Episode Ardyn. I think Square seriously needs to sit down and figure out what to do with itself. FF has consistently had troubled productions for several games now and it's constituting a pattern.
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BadNewsBlues



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:18 am Reply with quote
aereus wrote:
I'm shocked to hear that Square-Enix is burning cash with nothing to show for it. That totally isn't like them. /s Couldn't find any finer staff for burning cash via development hell than the ones responsible for FF15.



I was under the impression they loss more money on Final Fantasy XIV and Square Pictures than what they loss on here.
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