After the mixed reception following on from Square-Enix’ announcement that the Xbox 360 would be receiving exclusive DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2, we now pleased to report on some exciting rumors for fans. E3 2012 is now on the horizon and there’s a few whispers online speculating that we could see an announcement for Final Fantasy XV.
Yes, a fifteenth game in the franchise could be making an appearance at E3 2012, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy. The source of the information has apparently come from an issue of Gamesmaster magazine in the UK and has been detailed by TheSilentChief.
Are we ready for yet another Final Fantasy game though? Final Fantasy XIV has yet to release on console after well-documented PC launch problems, and we probably shouldn’t even mention the infamous Final Fantasy Versus XIII game which continues to be shrouded in mystery much to the frustration of fans who have been waiting for the best part of SIX years.
As for Final Fantasy XV, the release of such a game could be a particular milestone for Square-Enix, as it could be the first game to release on multiple platforms. Aside from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, we’re hearing reports that Final Fantasy XV could also be developed for PC, as well as Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console. Further strength behind a possible Final Fantasy game on the Wii U could be seen in Yoshinori Kitase’s recent comments that Square-Enix would like the franchise to appear on Wii U sometime in the future.
What are your thoughts on the next major Final Fantasy game being multiplatform? You may want to read through some of the excellent storyline ideas for FFXV that we wrote in an article back in 2010. What are the odds on Square-Enix renaming Final Fantasy Versus XIII as Final Fantasy XV? Given we are no closer to hearing when that game will be out, we wouldn’t rule this out from happening.