Square Enix has ambitious online plans for its two main franchises: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. Unfortunately, Final Fantasy XIV had a very poor launch, something that Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada is aware of.
“The Final Fantasy brand has been greatly damaged,” said Wada. “We’ll continue with our reform work, which basically amounts to fully redoing the game, and hope to revive the FFXIV that should have been released.”
As for the online Dragon Quest X, Wada specified that it would not be a permanent change for the franchise. “We’re not making them all online,” said Wada. “We’ll continue with a variety of developments, offline included.”