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    Sony interested in buying Square Enix Japan according to new reports

    Is Square Enix Sony's next big acquisition?

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    According to recent reports, it seems that Sony is gearing up, or at the very least is interested in acquiring Square Enix Japan.

    For starters, a Tweet by @cloudwc seemingly spotted a report by Chinese site iyiou which states that Sony Interactive Entertainment has bought Square Enix China.

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    This isn’t the only evidence of an upcoming acquisition though. Recently, Eidos Montreal founder Stephane D’Astous was interviewed by gamesindustry.biz. There, he said that Sony is interested in Square Enix Tokyo. According to D’Astous, this is a likely reason that Square Enix Europe studios were sold to the Embracer Group.

    Square Enix and Sony already have a strong partnership, with upcoming games from the publisher like Final Fantasy 16 being PS5 exclusives.

    Over the past year, Sony has announced major acquisitions, including Bungie and Bluepoint Games. While it wouldn’t be surprising to see Sony go for another acquisition, Square Enix is a much bigger company, at least when it comes to IP. Though even before the rumors, Square Enix has already enjoyed a close partnership with Sony. After all, big upcoming games such as Final Fantasy 16 and Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth are PS5 exclusives.

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    Sony doing this also makes sense in light of Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard and Bethesda which has ignited a big acquisition spree for the two major players in the console gaming space.

    Currently, these reports haven’t been confirmed by either Square Enix Japan or Sony, so we’ll have to wait and see if the acquisition rumors do turn out to be accurate.

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    Nicolo Manaloto
    Nicolo Manaloto
    UnGeek's resident editor who is obsessed with anything and everything Death Stranding. He is also a big fan of the Yakuza series, and is a weaboo in denial.

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