The CEO of Square Enix also supports single player games.
Yosuke Matsuda, the CEO of the company, already said last year that they are going to focus more on the GaaS (Games as a Service) model. He doesn’t think that this approach means just loot boxes and microtransactions, though. He told Metro the following:
„Games as a Service has a very wide meaning. Recently people have been discussing loot boxes and people not using that properly; I think that’s all linked to this bad perception people have to the words ‘games as a service’. But really, the way we’re looking at it, what it boils down to is… that idea of keeping people engaged with our games and enjoying them for longer periods of time.
The way we use that expression… the whole idea, for a single-player game particularly, is the idea that you have the game released and you keep adding more content to keep the players engaged and enjoying the game. And that helps to make it more of a full experience, and that brings in more players to the original game. That’s the rough approach we take to the idea, and that’s why we described games as a service in that sense.”
This comment explains why Final Fantasy XV, which launched over a year ago on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, still gets more content even today. It makes sense!