Like many companies, Square-Enix had to embrace work-from-home options earlier this year to deal with lockdowns across Japan. It appears those programs were considered a resounding success, as the company has announced that it will be launching a flexible work-from-home plan for all employees moving forward as of December, allowing the company’s staff to use a home-based work format for the future. This will lead to more diversity in hiring as well as confer obvious benefits related to travel and pandemic safety.
Square-Enix noted in the announcement that over 80% of employees favored the work-from-home scheme, which the company has now largely adjusted to. What this means for individual games is not yet clear, but it certainly hasn’t slowed the company’s online games down any following the initial growing pains of the transition; Final Fantasy XI is pushing forward with a winter Alter Ego campaign giving players a chance to buy uncommon Trust partners starting on December 1st.