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Nintendo Told Square “Never Come Back” After Final Fantasy VII Went To PlayStation (FF News 1/6/17 to 1/13/17)

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In a new interview this week with Polygon, staff that worked on Final Fantasy VII shared what was going on at the company during the important phase of switching consoles from Nintendo 64 to Sony’s PlayStation. Apparently important members from Square went to meet with Nintendo and at the meeting Nintendo acted like they did not need or care about having Final Fantasy on their console and wished Square the best. One employee recalls hearing Nintendo say “If you’re leaving us, never come back.” It appears that Nintendo felt confident that their own developed 1st party games were the most important part of their own hardware and not 3rd party developed titles. Hironobu Sakaguchi seems to recall the whole situation in a very amicable manner but other employees working there at the time like Hiroshi Kawai said it was just his way of being politically correct and polite about the experience.

It has been common knowledge how Nintendo’s former president Hiroshi Yamauchi felt about RPGs having once stated that “RPGs are for depressed gamers who like to sit alone in their dark rooms and play slow games.”

Seems like there is probably truth to this story I wonder if it is a decision that Nintendo regrets today. There has never been another main Final Fantasy game after FFVI on a Nintendo system so it seems like this sentiment might still exist.

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/01/nintendo_apparently_told_square_never_come_back_after_losing_final_fantasy_vii_to_sony

One thought on “Nintendo Told Square “Never Come Back” After Final Fantasy VII Went To PlayStation (FF News 1/6/17 to 1/13/17)

  1. FeliciaNoMiko says:

    Wow. Would not really surprise me but if that’s true, it was a dumb move. I mean wow. Blame Square for going to a console way easier to program for and not your self for having such a hard to program for console. Arrogance. Happens a lot when companies are on top. They seem to forget that being on top doesn’t last long if you don’t evolve as a company.

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