Fantasy XIII and Dragon Quest IX will appear on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in an interview with Yahoo/Reuters of Japan.
Once considered a one-platform company during Nintendo’s NES and SNES days, Squaresoft (before it became Square Enix) offended the mighty Yamauchi-san by betraying his company in aligning with Sony for the excellent Final Fantasy VII on PSOne.
Angered by this chasing of the green, Yamauchi is said to have banned Squaresoft from their offices and the companies didn’t kiss and make up until several years later.
Now with Enix and Square as one and Nintendo choosing to offer a different experience in the next generation with a new Crystal Chronicles game announced, it seems that Microsoft and Sony will be sharing the fruits of Square Enix’s big budget labours. Or so it would seem.
For all we know this could be a subtle challenge to both Sony and Microsoft to get with the cash and make a play for the exclusive rights. Or it’s just as cut and dry as “you’ll see both DQ9 and FF13 on X360 and PS3”.
Square couldn’t be reached for comment at time of going to press. As ever though, we’ll keep you posted.