Ever since the early reports of Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda (which, of course, turned out to be quite accurate), there have been rumors of additional acquisitions of video game companies. So far, however, none of these speculations have had real weight.
There is a new rumor in the block that comes from a reputable source from Bloomberg Japan. According to a recent report, a number of parties are interested in grabbing Japanese publisher Square Enix. However, the report is quite light in detail – we do not know if this applies to Square Enix in general, the video game business of Square Enix or the wider entertainment business of Square Enix.
As such, we would not yet come to any conclusions ̵
Of course, at this point it’s hard not to think about Sony’s situation. The PlayStation maker apparently has a close relationship with Square Enix right now, such as Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (June), Final Fantasy XVI (TBA) and Forspoken (2022), all attached as exclusive consoles for the PS5. But then Bethesda had made deals with Sony for Deathloop and Ghostwire Tokyo, right?
But again, we would not read too much in this report. Massive corporations are always judging their capabilities, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that something will actually happen. If more information starts leaking in the near future, we will be sure to keep you posted.