Square Enix has plans to unveil a bunch of games in the upcoming months. These are games that they would’ve shown off at their E3 2020 press conference. However, since E3 2020 got cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, those plans didn’t work out.
Square Enix Will Announce New Games In July And August
We’re still going to get our fair share of new Square Enix games this year, though. On a stockholders meeting on June 24, 2020, the topic of how E3 has affected their future plans did come up. Gematsu translated one particular question-and-answer session that popped up on No Investment, No Life.
“Question: Normally, you would announce new games at E3, but how has coronavirus affected your plans this year?
Answer: We would normally announce new games at E3, yes. We had planned to have a press conference as a replacement event, but were unable to do so since assets were not complete. We’ll be announcing new titles individually as the timing permits. Several will debut around July to August.”
Square Enix Will Follow In The Footsteps Of Other Companies
So, there you have it. Several Square Enix games will debut from July 2020 to August 2020. It’s not a surprise that they planned to an E3 replacement conference, either. Many other companies have followed a similar pattern throughout June.
Sony held its “Future Of Gaming” event where they revealed the PlayStation 5 and Electronic Arts had their EA Play Live event. We’ve also seen other replacement shows like the Guerilla Collective, IGN’s Summer Of Gaming and many others.
What Could Square Enix Announce In The Coming Months?
This does lead us to wonder which new Square Enix games we could see, though. One game that keeps coming up in rumours is Final Fantasy XVI. The last new numbered entry in the series, Final Fantasy XV, came out in 2016.
Four years is a pretty long time for a series as iconic as this to stay dormant. Speaking of Final Fantasy, we may also see a small tease for the next entry in the Final Fantasy VII Remake series. We already knew that it was going to be an episodic saga, so teasing the next chapter could make waves.
Other than these two titles, it’s anyone’s guess as to what Square Enix could announce. They did already reveal Project Athia during Sony’s “Future Of Gaming” event, but that title seems like it is many years away.