In an exclusive interview with MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz, Square Enix president and CEO John Yamamoto has said that online distribution channels such as Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and WiiWare form a significant part of his company’s ongoing plans.
There is a large audience for casual titles that is growing all the time, we see other viable routes to this audience,” Yamamoto explained. Not just via conventional hardware but via Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and the WiiWare channel. We are very interested in providing casual titles through these channels.
If entertainment is enjoyable and rewarding there shouldn’t be any barrier to entry, and casual games have empowered consumers of all ages and abilities to feel like they can give gaming a go.”