Square Enix has recently announced the addition of a new Studio, Hippos labs, which will focus on app development for smartphones. The studio began operations on March 7th and anticipates their first release to be very soon.
The studio aims to bring original games to the smartphone industry. With the rapid growth of the market, it only makes sense for Square Enix to try to grab a share. With the background a company like Square Enix has, they can take a strong control over mobile gaming if their releases are anything similar to past games.
Square Enix has also shown interest in opening up another large studio in Canada. The company will feature at least 100 employees and by May the location should be finalized.
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