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Square Enix Plans on Acquiring New Studios

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The last few years have seen plenty of business deals take place in the gaming industry, with multiple high-profile studio acquisitions rocking the proverbial boat.

Microsoft has been on a spending spree, culminating recently in the purchase of Activision Blizzard. Furthermore, Sony expanded its studio roster with the addition of Bungie, and Take-Two locked down Zynga, all of which took place in 2022.

Now, Japanese gaming powerhouse Square Enix, following the sale of several big-name studios, is looking to get in on this action to rebuild its developer roster, and it intends to purchase more studios.Square Enix's intent was made clear in its latest end-of-business-year earning report, after it was released for public viewing on May 13.

A major point of the report was Square's «medium-term business strategy progress,» where the company outlines its plans to hit its «medium-term earnings targets.» One way the company says it will do this is by strengthening its «IP ecosystem» by «cultivating robust IP,» opening new game studios and looking at possible acquisitions.Square Enix Releases Earnings Report, Doubles Down on NFTsThis comes on the heels of Square Enix selling Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal, and Square Enix Montreal to Swedish video game company Embracer Group for $300 million.

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