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Hip to be Square: US and EU boss Phil Rogers on the publisher’s huge line-up

It’s an all-star line-up from Square Enix over the next six months, with the return of Tomb Raider, Just Cause, Hitman and Deus Ex. We speak with Europe and Americas CEO Phil Rogers about managing expectations in a perpetually changing games industry It feels like Square Enix is in a …

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Square Enix: Digital is the first option for a generation of gamers

How digital and boxed work together will be crucial to the future of the games industry, says Square Enix. Western CEO Phil Rogers made the statement after explaining why the firm is releasing its new Hitman as a digital release before Christmas, with a boxed version to follow in 2016. …

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Square Enix: Free-to-play games mustn’t alienate core

Developers, publishers and retailers must make sure free-to-play games are appropriate for their audience, says Square Enix. Free games has endured a backlash from core fans who accuse them of ripping off gamers and being of poor quality. Different business models give us an option to make different games for …

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Square Enix’s latest reboot

March 6th 2013, and Square Enix’s UK team were in jubilant spirits. The publisher had just released Tomb Raider, which achieved the highest Metacritic rating since the 1996 original and went on the sell hundreds of thousands of units in a matter of days. And that followed a 2012 where …

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Square Enix: "We’re not abandoning core console and PC games"

Phil Rogers, CEO for Square Enix Europe and America, has spoken out about the publisher’s platform priorities going forward. In an official blog post – in which he confirms a next-gen Tomb Raider sequel – the exec states the firm is categorically "not abandoning core, triple-A console and PC games". …

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Tomb Raider sequel "well into development" for Xbox One and PS4

Square Enix has confirmed work is already underway on a follow-up to this year’s best-selling game Tomb Raider. The project has been hinted at before, but has now been confirmed by Square Enix’s European and American CEO Phil Rogers in an official blog post. "I am excited to reveal that …

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