New Final Fantasy for PS4 in the works

Square Enix teases it will reveal more information about mystery game during E3 in June.

A new Final Fantasy game is in development for the PlayStation 4. Final Fantasy brand director Shinji Hashimoto revealed the news during Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement event this evening in New York City.

Hashimoto did not share any information about this game, but told fans to "please be excited for E3 this year."

Square Enix also showed off the Agni's Philosophy technology demo from last year during its segment tonight.

Hashimoto said this video--running on the company's Luminous Studio engine--resembles what the developer is hoping to create with next-generation games.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

296 comments
MagneticFusion
MagneticFusion

If the "new" Final Fantasy is going only to PS4 and not the X1 (which I don't want anyway... not anymore) then it's PS4, FOR SURE.

Final Fantasy > Halo

CrimsonFenrir
CrimsonFenrir

I hope FF7 remake will hold up i remember playing that game for hours on end... though i will say i would like to see one more game remade... Legend of Dragoon... i think the gameplay with the story on hyped graphics would be most epic indeed, though i know this game didn't get as popular as FF but if a remake would make an impression then a remake of this may be the ultimate way to go.. imo

constantinexxiv
constantinexxiv

RE: When i was a kid my dad gave me a playstation with final fantasy 7, and it lasted me years. i would definitely pay to have an experience like that again. Playing ff7 and ff9 was such an adventure for me. I could play for hours doing all the side quest for different weapons and materia or even just to find out more about the characters stories.  

Ever since those games i have never played final fantasy again and i would say it is because it has lost all of those little things that made me love the game in the first place. I say Square should go back to what the games use to be. so much character, romance, and mysterious adventures!

constantinexxiv
constantinexxiv

i miss final fantasy 7, i wish other kids could experience what i had playing ff7

frankielee3
frankielee3

Final Fantasy X was the best!!! What we need is another epic story like that one!!!!

mirage_so3
mirage_so3

"Where Aeris called down that giant meteor to end the world"?

You drunk?

FreeRPGer
FreeRPGer

"Please" be excited, Square says? hehe. Is that desperate sounding from the once-great Square or what? I'm not even excited for the PS4, let alone Square's empty promises. Where's their empty promise called "Versus?"

danwolfrath
danwolfrath

OMG I AM SO SICK OF SQUAREENIX AND THEIR FAKE PROMISES


danwolfrath
danwolfrath

so is vamp going to be in this game??

bannermanner
bannermanner

Fifteen years ago, I never imagined that a headline featuring these exact words would elicit absolutely no emotional response from me.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

Maybe they should finish the games they're currently working on before starting new ones.

Is FFXIII Versus still in development or did they finally cancel it?

Only FF game I've actually liked was FFX.

Zero_resistance
Zero_resistance

S.E. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE

Don't make another FFXIII.  Go back to the roots.  Restore my faith in the franchise.  Kick this Action based ATB crap into touch. FF has always been about taking your time and thinking about thing rather than mindlessly mashing the X button.

lormand_christo
lormand_christo

i am telling you guys you are being way too hasty with your judgement here.S.E. WILL announce every game you want them to at e3 this year EXCEPT a remake of final fantasy 7,come on,why ruin a good thing with a remake.and why have you bandwaggon tards forgot that s.e. left us out of the annaversary box set loop?i want that!lets not forget we wont be getting an english dub of the final fantasy trading card game.we all need to just hang on until after e3 before we string up the single largest publisher/producer of ip on the planet.just saying.


Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

If Square Enix had announced the new Kingdom Hearts here at this reveal it would've been a massive explosion of positive press. They needed to have something ready to show, they didn't show anything because it's obviously going to be Final Fantasy Versus XIII that they release.

MichaelDBZ
MichaelDBZ

The unveiling of the PS4 was a huge event, but I think SQ didn't take advantage of it at all. Shouldn't they have showed us the new FF at this unveiling rather than E3?

Sporks_Calamity
Sporks_Calamity

It will certainly be interesting to see the new SE engine "luminous" in action. Let's all hope they don't spend god ages making the game though. Development cycle is tough on us gamers, you know! :P.  

Shinobi-Neo
Shinobi-Neo

Final Fantasy games I played when I was 10 were really impressive back then. Now that the next Final Fantasy will have to be superior on PS4 to the previous releases all the traditional Final Fantasy features will be more and more changed. Already FFXIII-2 was different from what Final Fantasy usually was like. I really welcome the great graphics in the game, the new stories were great as well, it will be definitely an improvement for game history. However, I also wished to feel the unique atmosphere of Final Fantasy which we had in the previous games. Somehow not to let the basics vanish even though there´s great development.

Gamergirl67
Gamergirl67

I always love how beautiful and how I feel so many emotions through a ff game so they must keep that going but I would like some of the features from FF 7 and FF 10 to come back. Because I just don't want my battle to just be pressing one button and using paradigm shift. Just change the battle system keep the beautiful battles with the flashy stuff but just try and just think of something new. The next FF game better feel like my own memories like I did after 10 and 13.

Mazen_24
Mazen_24

The New Final Fantasy should have the mechanism used in final fantasy 7 or 10 , Because the paradigm system will destroy everything the old final fantasies games achievements.  The materia system is Strong and final fantasy 10 system too,it should be open world , a world map , secret hidden areas, secret hidden aeons weapons, that is what makes final fantasy great and that what was missing in final fantasy 13,  the menu should be more classic , even the fonts should be changed , the new menus look like too modern and not to related to the theme of the game it looks o robotic, but in conclusion if the paradigm system will remain , i guess final fantasy should change its name.

longestsprout
longestsprout

FFXIII versus? damnit, gimme!

This is good for a few laughs. I remember there being talk about versus being originally planned for PS2, but later pushed to PS3 as it was so close to release. If they're not going to release it soon I don't find there being much point in it anymore. Would've been nice to see the release kicked to PS4 though :p, but that probably won't be possible because of the differences in the architecture.

Mad_Hatter18181
Mad_Hatter18181

New Final Fantasy game? Oh boy I cant wait for it to be release 6 - 7 years later while they string me along with gameplay and fake pleas of " were are working as hard as we can" then for it to be moved to the next console. Fan Fucking Tastic

IcemanX5
IcemanX5

Hironobu Sakaguchi was father of the FF series. Hes last game was FF10 before leaving Square Enix. Ever since FF games have been garbage so can care less about Final Fantasy

lorider25
lorider25

When is FF7 remake coming, that's the only thing people want and care about.

Since SE isn't going to top it, they should just do the damn remake already.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Square was a joke last night. They showed a demo from last year and then teased an E3 announcement. They would have been better off showing footage for Versus and saying it had been moved to a PS4 title.

elitejounin
elitejounin

Why don't they just finish making Versus already.

lormand_christo
lormand_christo

look guys,im o.k. with not every person likeing final fantasy 12.but if you are going to openly bash the game come up with something more than,the game mechanics were too complex or the game was too difficult or "they locked certain abilities at certain points"(cataract at ridorina:pharos tower)all that sounds like is "im a bad gamer and cant grasp simple gaming concepts"certainly dont compare it to star wars.

modbelle
modbelle

Could they re-announce FFXIII Versus?  Guess I wouldn't put it past them.  Won't deny I am excited nonetheless or that I am not so secretly hoping for a full-fledged KH announcement.  Hopefully there will be quite a few FF games coming out for PS4 because PS3 had one of the fewest number of original FF titles (aka not sequels of a FF title) than almost any console since Versus never did come out.

FreeRPGer
FreeRPGer

@Zero_resistance 

Indeed. The "Square" side of SquareEnix needs to go back to their roots. I love FF VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X. 

Everything since FF X-2 went more and more downhill. I want to see no more XIII sequels, that's for sure. Only thing I want to see with a "XIII" in it is Versus.

dimstam1974
dimstam1974

@Zero_resistance  

Most of FF funs want that.Thats for sure, but i dont believe they will ever go back to the roots with last ones the FF x and FF x-2.As a fun of FF i have all of them to my collection but i stoped play when FF bcome more action than pure rpg.(FFx-2 was my last).

Sorry for my bad english but its not my lanquage i speak.

Sporks_Calamity
Sporks_Calamity

@Mazen_24 Materia system is over rated and limited. FF10 sphere grid was strong and I really liked that system. Well they followed the theme of it being in a futuristic world. So can't really blame them for that. And besides, it would have been jarring if they used a different menu look, in contrast to the actual game itself.  

lormand_christo
lormand_christo

um..........................he was the executive producer for 11.try again.

Sporks_Calamity
Sporks_Calamity

@lorider25 They've said that they won't remake FF7. So will the FF7 fans give it a rest already. And no I really don't care about FF7 nor want it. 

jark888
jark888

@SavoyPrime They might not be ready for such a special announcement. Great trailer will take some time :D

CP2077
CP2077

@lormand_christo I found the game to be to easy not to complex and their for boring. I didn't care for the story at all maybe it was not that bad but it didn't do anything for me.

malec_1
malec_1

@lormand_christo The game had some very dragging boring parts. The gameplay was a radical departure from past FF titles. Personally I did not like the MMO-style combat system changes(yet the hypocrite in me loves Xenoblade's combat).

That being said, the story was interesting. The gameplay wasn't horrible or anything. I didn't finish the game, however I learned that a lot of people quit at the exact same place. After a long drawn out desert crossing, there is a forest with a T-Rex boss that **tchslaps you around. After being bored for hours to get to that point, the willpower to grind levels was non-existent. Its a shame too, because the story really was well done.

Zloth2
Zloth2

@malec_1 Yeah, I guess the story was OK to that point but I quit near the end of the game because the story got so bad.  What idiot thought it was a good idea to put all the bad guys in full armor complete with helmets covering their faces??  I liked the battle system and setting up your own AI for the characters but it eventually got to the point where I just didn't care at all about the story.