Square Enix undergoes reorganization, Dragon Quest Producer to head the mobile games division

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Square Enix, the house of many well-known franchises like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy, recently underwent a structural change with a huge reorganization on April 1, 2024.

As part of the company’s overhaul, Yu Miyake, the producer of Dragon Quest, has stepped down from his role due to delays in the development of the next game, Dragon Quest 12. He will now shift his focus to developing mobile games, which the company looks to boost sales.

Square Enix reorganization is aimed at boosting sales of big-budget console and mobile games

Miyake, since he joined the company in 1992, has been instrumental in the development of numerous Dragon Quest titles. The Dragon Quest franchise is a classic RPG that is loved by fans worldwide and has also arrived on mobile devices with titles such as Dragon Quest Tact, Dragon Quest Dai: A Hero’s Bonds, Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai, and Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light to name a few.

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Now, coming to the details of the restructuring. As reported by Bloomberg, this change is part of a larger reorganization led by Square Enix’s new President, Takashi Kiryu, who wants to boost sales of both big-budget console games and mobile games.

The company hopes to achieve less dependence on outside help and focus more on bringing up in-house AAA games. On the other hand, Yosuke Saito, known for the NieR games, is discussed as being the front-runner to take over the Dragon Quest production.

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Such an internal push to boost sales is aimed at building a positive trend that might also favour the company and its investors in the long term. I see this move as having the potential to impact the company’s long-term trajectory significantly.

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