Were you one of the many gamers who was disappointed with Final Fantasy XIII? It turns out that Square-Enix are already aware of this issue, and the company has admitted that they are currently unsure as to where to take the storyline for upcoming games in the franchise.
Square-Enix President Yoichi Wada spoke in a recent interview with Gamasutra, and in it he revealed a few home truths about FFXIII and also future plans for upcoming games, such as Final Fantasy XV for example.
If you thought Square-Enix stopped listening to their fans lately, think again. Here is what Wada had to say on the divide on Final Fantasy XIII: “But when it comes to the customers’ reaction to the quality of the game, some value it highly and some are not very happy with it.”
Then we move on the future of Final Fantasy. Wada revealed that the team were stuck in two minds as to whether the next game should be a ‘new game’ or a continuation of an existing storyline in one of the previous games – FF7 Remake please?.
When speaking about this subject, he had this to say: ”Should Final Fantasy become a new type of the game or should Final Fantasy not become a new type of game? The customers have different opinions. It’s very difficult to determine which way it should go.”
Very interesting comments there from the boss – what do you make of them? From a personal point of view, I’d like to see a follow-up to an existing title. Take Final Fantasy VII for example. We’ve already had a prequel in Crisis Core for the PSP, and a ‘sort-of’ sequel in Dirge of Cerberus on the PS2, so how about a proper title after the events from that game? It would be great to revisit the lives of Cloud, Tifa and Barret wouldn’t it?
It is clear that SE are struggling, so lets hear your ideas and help them out a bit. What ideas do you have for a possible storyline for Final Fantasy XV?