Square Enix has a big game library and the older ones had yet not made their way to the new consoles or re-release. Company President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda while taking to Gameinformer spoke about porting classic NES titles to a modern system. He said Square Enix had formed a dedicated team who is working on the project. The library includes almost all old games from when Square and Enix were two different companies.
Matsuda further added the company is exploring the possibility of launching streaming or a downloading subscription service. Square Enix is working on the digital release of its whole library in a variety of ways. Developers are working hard to bring classic NES title to different platforms and possibly there will be a subscription or streaming service from Square Enix.
“We’re working on [a digital release of its whole library] in a variety of ways. That is a request that we hear often. As far as our major titles go, most of those, we still have variations out that you can play now. The more classic titles that you might have played on NES, we are still working hard to make it so you can play those. We actually have launched a dedicated project internally to port those, so we are working to make them available on a variety of platforms. Certainly down the road, we would like to see that on a subscription or streaming service, so we’re exploring the possibility of creating a dedicated channel for ourselves.”
He later added the company has not sure about which format to adopt, but he promises that Square Enix wants to leverage its catalog in a way other developers do. Re-introducing old games to a new audience is a primary challenge for the developers. Also, the company does not have tracks of codes of old games that add more to the problem.