Square Enix is undergoing a drastic review of its development structure with the aim of improving the quality of its titles, Bloomberg reports Square Enix representative director and president Takashi Kiryu said during the company’s financial results call for analysts on February 5.
Kiryu reportedly outlined a plan to reduce outsourced development and focus in-house large-scale game development in order to improve game quality and profit margins.
“We are performing a zero-base review to determine what kind of organizational structure is necessary to realize the contents of our pipeline, and which approach is best,” Kiryu said.
Specifics about the new structure will not be announced until spring at the earliest, he added.
Several securities analysts who attended the call said the new structure is planned to go into effect in April. This reportedly includes a new system of checks to judge the quality of games at earlier stages of development.