Expect to see more multiplayer-minded games from Square Enix as the company plans to further embrace the concept of games as a service.

In a message to its shareholders as part of Square Enix’s 2017 annual report (via Twitter user Nibel), president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda discussed the increasing importance of multiplayer games and experiences designed with long-term engagement in mind.

“Gone are the days in which single-player games were of primary status and multiplayer games secondary. Lately, multiplayer games have taken the lead, and it is standard for games to be designed for long-term play,” Matsuda explained.

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