Square Enix’s New CEO Aims to Elevate Current IPs to AAA Standards

Square Enix has unveiled the summary of their Results Briefing held on August 4, 2023, which can be found here: Square Enix Q1 2023 Outline

An intriguing segment at the end featured a Q&A with the company’s new CEO, Takashi Kiryu, engaging with investors. One answer that caught our attention was:

“We’re not just focused on birthing entirely new IPs. Our strategy also leans towards recognizing and enhancing current IPs that show potential for AAA evolution.”

Takashi Kiryu

While we don’t exactly know which IPs these could be, we can hazard at guess it could include the following:

  • Nier Automata
  • Mana Series
  • The Bouncer
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Gex Series
  • Legacy of Kain