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Sony intends to acquire Square Enix, for co-founder of Eidos Montreal – Nerd4.life

From an interesting interview published by GamesIndustry A Stéphane Dastos, co-founder of Eidos MontrealIt also appears possible Sony’s intention to acquire Square Enixonly in relation to Japanese division company.

The interview mainly focused on Western team management From Square Enix, and thus Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal, which D’Astous explicitly identified as a “slow-moving train accident”, up to the sale to Embracer Group. However, as part of this exploration, details about Sony and Square Enix are also emerging, which will confirm what has been around for some time.

According to Destos, the disastrous management of the Western teams will be part of a sales project for the Japanese division, but Without Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and Square Enix MontrealWhich could happen now that the western teams are sold to Eidos Montreal.


Square Enix, image with different character icons (before the spin-off)

According to the Eidos co-founder, this sale should pave the way for a further sale of Square Enix Japan to Sony.

“If I read between the lines, I’d say Square Enix Japan wasn’t as busy with western teams as we had initially hoped,” Dastos explained. “She was there too various items Of all these mergers and acquisitions, Sony really wanted Square Enix to be a part of their family.”

Then, in more detail: “I’ve heard rumors that Sony was really interested in Square Enix Tokyo, but not the rest of the publisher. So I think Matsuda-san set up some kind of garage sale.” In short, in the Eidos Montreal co-founder’s vision, Sony’s intent from the start was to buy Square Enix but without the Western divisions, so that can now come true after selling Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal to the Embracer Group.

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