There is a lot riding on the future success of Final Fantasy 15. Not in the standpoint of the studio’s sake (Square Enix) but for the title’s sake. Square Enix is not in any dire financial straits at this point and if their game bombs – it’s only going to be a glancing blow.
How it impacts the fans that it has accumulated over the past 30 years is another story. It began as the swan song of Squaresoft and a little know designer named Hironobu Sakaguchi. The original first 5 of the Final Fantasy releases had mild success. It slowly was building the franchise for what was to be a huge explosion of success that few games have had before.
Not much time left to be an almighty MVP over at Sony. Evidently they have decided to end their MVP program. They didn’t provide much advanced notice as it’s closing down April 18, 2016. You’ve got about 2 days to toot your horn.
Never heard of the MVP program? Well, that may have something to do with the fact that it’s shutting down. Those in the community are surprised by the fact. Because A – it never lived up to the expectations that it set. And B, it’s been unorganized for the past year. In case you want to know what the heck the program was – here’s the description per Sony:
As a member of the PlayStation® MVP, [...]
Konami is still going strong with one of their longest running titles: World Soccer Winning Eleven. Their newest version continues to build upon their franchise with new features and more.
World Soccer Winning Eleven follows several Champions League and is popular due to it’s My Club feature of the game. It’s online ability, and the addition of players like Roberto Baggio and other “Legend” players keep the title interesting year after year. It even took home the GamesCom 2015 Best Sports Game Award, not an easy feat by any means.
Should be no problem making it to their 22nd anniversary. Game is available October 2015.