Square Enix's 'first global game' made in Montreal

Square Enix's 'first global game' made in Montreal

By Michael French in Montreal

November 16th 2009 at 2:23PM

CEO reveals vision for games development at Quebec summit

Japan-headquartered Square Enix and its Canadian studio Eidos Montreal are collaborating on the firm's first truly global game, according to CEO Yoichi Wada.

Speaking at the Montreal Games Summit today, the publisher boss said that Eidos Montreal is working on a third title alongside Deus Ex 3 and Thief 4.

The game will be the first time business across the Square Enix holding group have collaborated on a project.

When Square Enix acquired Eidos in April this year, the Japanese firm took over ownership added a set of studios from the US and Europe to its local studios famous for games like Final Fantasy - but ultimately all were kept separate.

The new title "would be the first collaboration between Square Enix and Montreal," said Wada. "We would like to be able to create an new title that is made by the group as one."

The news came as part of a keynote talk looking at how Square Enix is addressing  global markets. Yada talked at length about how the integration of Eidos into Square Enix has created a mix of studios that serve a variety of different audiences - and how there was no true 'global market'.

However he added that very few details about the newest Eidos Montreal project are fixed in place yet. It was not confirmed if the game is a new IP or a remake of an existing Square/Eidos property, akin to the the Deus Ex and Thief remakes in the works at the Montreal outfit.