Square Enix hoping to shorten localization delays

Square Enix hoping to shorten delaysSquare Enix is notorious for subjecting western gamers to excruciatingly long periods of Japanese exclusivity for most of the company’s top titles. The problem is that the games are first written and developed in Japanese, and then localized for other markets.

Examples of Square Enix’s long localization delays include more than six-month gaps between Japanese and U.S. releases for Final Fantasy XII, Crisis Core, and Kingdom Hearts, among others.

That may all change soon, however, as Square Enix has told Japan’s Nikkei Net that in order to boost non-Japanese sales of their products, they will be working towards simultaneous worldwide game releases in the future. Wooooo!!!

[via Nikkei]


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