“Square Enix has decided that it wants to focus on original titles for the Switch,” Asano said. “If Octopath Traveler does well and this is something that appeals to fans, we want to focus on Switch. Please pick up the Switch if you want to play games like Octopath Traveler.”
Asked if new Switch titles are already in development, or if Octopath Traveler‘s success depends on the development of new Switch titles, Asano clarified, “There are several other titles that we’re currently working on for Switch. If you could just wait a bit longer, we’ll work with Nintendo and announce them in the future.”
Octopath Traveler is due out for Switch worldwide on July 13.