According to the Square Enix Japan recruitment website, a brand new IP is being worked on for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.
If you visit the recruitment website of The First Development Division of Square Enix, and know Japanese or put your trust in Google Translate, you will notice their portfolio listing the many games we know and love, like Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy, but if you scroll all the way down, there’s a “new IP title for HD console”.
Looking past the unusual wording for next-gen consoles, is a small bit of info about the still unannounced game.
First being that teams around the world are working on it, not just the team in Japan, so they are definitely taking it seriously. Also, the new game will fit in the action genre, and they are promising “a step forward from the existing action game framework”.
Considering the features that will be coming with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett, it’s going to be interesting to see how developers will take advantage of the new systems, and what they consider the next step.
Also, in case you apply to work for Square Enix and join the team working on the new game, it would be lovely if you drop us a hint about it.