Corporate mergers always create hard feelings. Combining two separate groups of people into a single culture is naturally going to generate some feelings that the companies were better off apart. That's certainly the case for Hisashi Suzuki
, the former president of Square Enix
who recently called the merger of the two companies a "complete failure" via Twitter
, claiming that the company has absolutely no vision for the future.
It's undeniable that the studio has seen some titles with poor reception in recent years, with Final Fantasy XIV
's launch proving a major misstep for the company at the time (and being the most relevant to the MMO industry). At the same time, Suzuki left the company seven years ago, and the company is in the process of completely revamping Final Fantasy XIV
following the mistakes of launch. Whether or not Suzuki is correct or simply a bit bitter after the fact falls to personal interpretation.