Square Enix and Eidos to work on IP together
http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...nth.jpg?131995Since Square Enix's official acquisition of Eidos back in May, there've been lots of hoping and speculating surrounding the possibility of the two publishers crossing-over IPs. Here's your answer - in an interview with Gamasutra, the CEOs of both companies reveal: "It's possible."
Hold your horses though, they didn't say anything about Lara Croft jiggling while riding a Chocobo. "What's more important is that the two companies, for example, are going to be creating a new IP together," said Square Enix president Yoichi Wada. "What's going to be important is to be able to get a mutual understanding of each of the quarters so that we will be able [to create it], and what is going to be born from this new unity."
New IP is definitely welcome, but when asked about combining existing ones, "Certainly, we look at the broad exploitation and management of IP expertise at Square Enix, so the potential to further IPs in that direction is quite clear," said Phil Rogers, CEO of Eidos. So as far finding Masamunes with the help of an old guy named Cid in Tomb Raider, nothing has been planned so far.
How can they not? It combines East and West with numerous great IP to work with, resulting in a potentially lucrative project. For fans of both or either camp, Rogers leaves us with "I hope we do. I hope we do."
I hope so too.
More on the Squeidos acquisition:
http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/qj/wii?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/qj/wii?d=dnMXMwOfBR0 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/qj/wii?d=7Q72WNTAKBA