Microsoft considered Square Enix buyout, court documents reveal

Microsoft considered launching a bid to buy Final Fantasy maker Square Enix, freshly-uncovered court documents have revealed.

The idea was floated among Xbox top brass back in 2019 – before Square Enix sold its suite of Western studios, and before Microsoft got entangled in its current attempted $68.7bn Activision Blizzard buyout.

Documents showing Microsoft’s interest in acquiring Square Enix surfaced today, as the company continues to plead its case with the Federal Trade Commission.

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