Square Enix Targets Ten Years of Support for Dragon Quest X
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
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Dragon Quest X has now arrived on Wii in Japan, with a Wii U version also said to be on the way in the future, and publisher Square Enix will no doubt be hoping that the substantial online play will attract a lot of loyal gamers. Any title like this with a focus of online play needs consistent and new content to keep gamers coming back, and it seems to be an area that shouldn't be a problem with the latest in this famous series.
According to Nikkei (as reported by Andriasang), the aim is to support the new title for up to ten years, and no doubt the Wii U version — plus the system's backwards compatibility with Wii copies — would play a big role in that. Although Nikkei didn't go into specifics, producer Yosuke Saito has previously said that the title will receive major revisions every ten weeks, which is expected to include new story quests.
This strategy is designed to make the profitability of this title last for years to come. Assuming this one makes it to the West, would you play a game like this for a number of years if the content kept coming, or would you move on after a certain period of time? Let us know what you think in the comments below.