Square Enix Says Next-Gen Exclusives Are 'Farther Down the Road'

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Square Enix revealed title exclusives for next generation consoles are not coming anytime soon in a financial breifing Q&A from earlier this month.

Games currently in the works are planned for both current generation and next generation consoles, according to president Yosuke Matsuda.

"The next-generation consoles will have backward compatibility, so we plan for the time being to make our new titles available for both current and next-generation consoles," Matsuda said. "It will therefore be somewhat farther down the road that we release titles exclusively for the next-generation consoles."

As we've seen in previous console generation hand-offs, it will likely take some time for publishers to commit to solely developing for next-gen hardware. The PlayStation 4 is one of the top-selling consoles of all time, making it a particularly difficult ledge to push away from for publishers. Sony previously supported production for its most popular console, the PlayStation 2, for more than a decade— well into the release of the PlayStation 3.