Yes, believe it or not, it was exactly ten years ago today that Squaresoft merged with Enix and became Square Enix.
…and the long-time Final Fantasy faithful still hope the entire debacle is just one long April Fool's prank. Maybe they'll soon just go, "Gotcha!" and announce a Final Fantasy VII remake for PS4, along with Final Fantasy XV that's actually a traditional FF installment.
But that probably won't happen, so we'll just have to wait and see what Square Enix wants to do to celebrate their tenth anniversary. According to a rough translation of a new teaser site that was unveiled today, the publisher has news that might make us "happy."
As of April 1st we’ve reached our 10th anniversary! We hope you’ll continue supporting us going forward as well! We’re thinking of collaborations and a bunch of things that should make everyone a little bit happy.
It’ll be settled soon, so we’ll keep you posted."
To be brutally frank, I don't care in the slightest. I haven't been even remotely excited about any of Square Enix's announcements over the past decade (with only a few minor exceptions). When I first heard about the merger, I said to myself- "Hmm…two pretty great RPG companies (I loved Star Ocean: The 2nd Story from Enix); shouldn't the result be total RPG nirvana?" But I just got more and more confused… Drakengard , Dirge of Cerberus , and others during the PS2 era didn't jive with what Squaresoft had been producing.
And ever since then, Final Fantasy has gone in different directions as well. So, what do they have up their sleeve for the anniversary celebration? Wada is gone, so who knows? Probably another ten years of totally baffled and bitter fans, unfortunately.