Xbox Is Working To Improve Relations With Square Enix
Microsoft is working to improve the relationship between Xbox and Square Enix, based on the latest information.
According to Alex Aniel, Business Development Manager in the Games Industry, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer had stated at GDC that he’s working to improve the relationship between Xbox and Square Enix.
Aniel met Spencer at GDC, and during their conversation, he asked the Microsoft Gaming CEO for his thoughts on Japan. Spencer responded by saying that he admires and respects but also accepts that Xbox will always be a distant third in that region as the “away team.” Regardless, Spencer assured that he is working to improve the relationship between Xbox and Square Enix.
The lack of Xbox ports of popular Japanese titles has been an ongoing problem for the publisher. Recently, it was reported that the absence of an Xbox port for Capcom’s Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection was due to a business decision.
Last year, Twitter user and Mega Man enthusiast Protodude had reached out to Capcom regarding the lack of an Xbox version of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection. In response, the publisher stated that it could not comment on “business decisions”. The company appears to maintain this stance even today, as it had recently sent out an official survey for feedback with no attempt at gauging interest in an Xbox port.
While the survey does generally list not having a console or PC to play the game on as an option for the reason why a respondent may not have purchased a copy of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, it doesn’t explicitly acknowledge the lack of an Xbox port. Nevertheless, Xbox users who would like to see the game appear on their platform are strongly encouraged to send in feedback to Capcom via the official survey.