Monthly Archives: January 2016

My interview with DotEmu, the studio behind many recent FINAL FANTASY ports

This month I was lucky enough to interview DotEmu, a French-based video game company founded in 2007. DotEmu have been working with Square Enix for many years now porting many classic FINAL FANTASY games to PC via Steam. Last year they also ported FINAL FANTASY VII to PlayStation 4, which was the third most downloaded PS4 […]

Yoshinori Kitase comments on 10th anniversary of DIRGE of CERBERUS

Yoshinori Kitase, the Producer of DIRGE of CERBERUS -FINAL FANTASY VII- and head of Square Enix Business Division 1 has commented on the game via the FINA FANTASY Portal App for today’s 10th anniversary in Japan. You can read his comments below. Looking back on it now, are there any instances during production that stand […]

My interview with VGO CEO/Producer, Shota Nakama

In August 2015, I was given the honour of interviewing the CEO/Producer of VGO – Video Game Orchestra, Shota Nakama. VGO is a combined orchestra and rock band that performs contemporary arrangements of video game music. They’re located in Boston, United States where they have in recent years recorded the soundtracks for BD1’s LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL […]

Motomu Toriyama’s new project still in development, Square Enix hope to share more information in the coming year

On December 27, 2014 in a developer survey with, Motomu Toriyama provided a message regarding his next project. In 2015, I asked goldpanner to translate it. This is her translation. I am currently working hard on the next project. We will be able to announce it in 2015, so please look forward to that! […]

Welcome to Square Enix’s 1st Business Division ultimate fansite

Welcome to your #1 source for news & information regarding Square Enix’s 1st Business Division. This is a fan-made and ran website by Brayden Cook. Follow my personal Twitter @Sora96 and email me at This website will contain articles and pages for all major news and information regarding Business Division 1 and its staff. To […]