Square Enix talks about the state of Final Fantasy 15

Upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy title is "quite far" into development.

Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase has said Square Enix is "quite far" into the development on Final Fantasy XV.

"We can't give too much information but certainly looking at Final Fantasy XV, it's not as if it's in competition with Kingdom Hearts 3 for resources or anything like that," Kitase said when quizzed by VideoGamer on the current status of both games.

While Kitase wouldn't say any more about Kingdom Hearts 3, he added that Final Fantasy XV is "quite far into development now," and that the game "is being given a very high priority within the company itself."

The latest Final Fantasy adventure was announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII way back in 2006, and was a part of the same Fabula Nova Crystallis universe that Final Fantasy XIII and its sequels are based in.

Will Fabula Nova Crystallis still be a part of Final Fantasy XV, then? "Right from the start when we first it announced it as Versus XIII, the game itself was backed up by the same Crystal legend: the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology that underpins the whole of the XIII series," says Kitase.

"So even though it's not necessarily the same universe or the same game, they're all linked and underpinned by the backdrop of that legend. Now it's moved on--obviously the title's been changed to Final Fantasy XV--but that hasn't actually changed. The story and the world is still going to be linked and backed up by that. So yes, there is the link between XIII and XV, and they both share that mythology as a backdrop and a starting point."

Final Fantasy XV will come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but Square Enix has made no mention of a release date. The latest game in the Final Fantasy series, Lighting Returns, was released this week, and you can read more about it in GameSpot's review.

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notonmybehalf
notonmybehalf

Dont soil my name any further, you have to change things in this game because I dont want to be involved in either this or anything related with christianity and the bible it's simply not my taste. They are not getting away with all of this garbage this won't cut it! You don't have my approval. Change the name of the character and change everything. This gossiping little toad is still not excused, you can't fix what you broke for so many years you already know this.


/Tired of capitalism and corruption tired lies

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

It's interesting to me if Square itself doesn't think it has failed as a company. If it thinks it's "okay" to develop a game for 10 years. 


That is certainly not normal and not OK. Square should cease to exist.

pddrumheller
pddrumheller

I still miss Hironobu Sakaguchi and Nobuo Uematsu at the helm.  I miss the smaller company Squaresoft that wasn't a greedy pile of you know what.  And, the Spirits Within was no reason to get rid of a great game creator.  For the HD remake of FFX/X-2 Nobuo Uematsu was brought in to update the midi soundtrack and it's wonderful.  If they can bring him in.....

Everyone purchase the HD remake of FFX.  Here's hoping that the sales of the remake will be more than than the entire XIII series combined.  Maybe it will send a message.

pddrumheller
pddrumheller

They never give too much information............grrrrr

It better not suck.  I'm not buying it right out of the gate.  At least they have summons but more importantly airships..at least it's said they will have airships and a world map.  It's not final fantasy if it doesn't contain the spirit of 1-10.  

rkm0911
rkm0911

2 more years and we'll be celebrating its 10year anniversary!!! ....since its announcement! square really knows  how to keep gamers anticipating...grrr

jark888
jark888

Simply visually stunning(considered the best of the best for me)! 

Take a few from Naruto manga like teleport with sword(forth hokage) or left glove style on the main character look like the one Sasuke wear. There're very few games that make me feel dying to play. This is one of them. Love bird eye view which is rare and real time action in RPG game like FF VII: Crisis Core. The game that will push console sell. Wish it have console limited edition that work in US. This game definitely get my money as long as I still live to see its launch.

tramadoler
tramadoler

I don't even think it was the combat mechanics in the XIII part that made it bad. It was perfectly fine although I would have liked to see the XII one atleast in a second game. It's that XIII series violated the core parts of  FF series with an overworld to explore. There was a mini version of that in two chapters of XIII on Pulse but during those, the story elements lacked.

bignick217
bignick217

Bring it out for PC or I don't care... And yes my rig could handle it.

grove67
grove67

god when is the Final fantasy

when is it going to end

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Another game where Square will pour millions and millions into the graphics only to end up with a rotten game, then express surprise and dismay when it gets the review scores and scorn it deserves.  (FF13-3 metascore: currently 67!)


Gameplay and story first, then you can work on the graphics.

Loshead
Loshead

This game looks very promising, never said that for the last few final fantasy's. Playing Bravely Default now and its awesome. way better than FF 13 and all the spin offs. 

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I just hope the game isn't bad like FFXIII and its sequels. Especially since we've been waiting for it since 2006. >_>

Demonkillua
Demonkillua

Since the original announcement back in 2006 the game has only had ties with the mythology of the XIII series. It actually takes place in a diffrent universe altogether, and has no other connection to the XIII or Type-0 series.

blamix99
blamix99

i kinda tired waiting for this game, it's like i don't care anymore

lostn
lostn

"Quite far" into development? It had better be.. it's been 7 years since it was first revealed.


Is there still any connection to the XIII world as was originally planned when it was called Versus XIII?

divinejester
divinejester

The game has been in works for almost a decade, it better dam well be far along.

csward
csward

I don't understand why we can't have conversation wheels like in Mass Effect or even choices for FF15. The dialog has been bad lately too mostly saying the same things over and over and characters that always act a certain way and overtly state that they are that way (like Snow and his sense of justice), making the dialog boring and redundant.


On top of that, the humor and mini games have largely been cut out of recent final fantasies, along with the world map. Now they insult us with this? SE we already have plenty of 3rd person action games with better stories (LA Noire, GTA5, Red Dead, Drakes Fortune, Last of Us, ect.), so no thanks.

deathwish026
deathwish026

visualy it looks amazing but... its just not final fantasy for me. i dont wanna run around and play the game like a hack and slash/rpg hybrid.. i want a team of 3-4 heroes in a quicktime battle just like the old final fantasys. just how people loved them. ime sorry but final fantasy games are dead for me and theyl never get another penny more. R.I.P

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

FF is already dead why is Square not out of business? Not only did they turn it into more of a movie than a game they also feminized it with 13 making all the characters and story lame as hell, the story is like a Lifetime original movie. If there is still any FF fans then I hope they enjoy their effiminate movie posing as a game because I wont be giving Square another dime.

Hellhound30x
Hellhound30x

WOW!!!!! TAKE MY MONEY SQUARE!!! TAKE IT!!!!!!

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

If you expect to see this game either this year or even next year you-are-a-MORON. Square-Enix earned the rep for showing beautiful cutscenes and never delivering on a solid game...

simc1
simc1

I don't think anyone got hooked on the old FF because of their ''killer graphics'' and ''intense cut scenes''. Jesus Christ I just want to navigate freely on a map with a simple touching story, an intuitive gameplay some Chocobos and Moogles why do you guys have to make it worst all the time??? They had the recipe working perfeFFctly, just get some good writers to work on something we can relate to and a game that's actually FUN to play.


FF 6

FF7

FF 1-5

then all downhill from here...


jmeyer2039
jmeyer2039

Speaking of which, how do I get rid of this comment avatar? My profile shows that I'm the default helmet guy, but I'm still Lightning whenever I actually post.

drodriguesaar
drodriguesaar

"The latest Final Fantasy adventure was announced as Final Fantasy Versus XIII way back in 2006, and was a part of the same Fabula Nova Crystallis universe that Final Fantasy XIII and its sequels are based in."


Oh god....

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

Why do they act like it's a good thing there are links between this and 13? Do they not know how much 13 is hated?

Loshead
Loshead

I agree. Just think of all the gems they dropped in the past. Chrono Trigger, FF6, FF7, FF8, FF 10, FF Tactics, Xenogears, Vagrant Story and Kingdom Hearts. Then they release FF 13 trilogy. I absolutely hated the first one. I tried to play it more than once, really I did, I tried to like it, just because it was a FF game. It's still in my collection. The second one in he trilogy isn't as bad but because I didn't complete the first one I feel disconnected from it. The third in he trilogy feels like squarenix is trying to shove ff 13 down our throats, but we don't want it. Wow how the mighty have fallen. At least SQUARE didn't screw up bravely default it's awesome. Hopefully they cando the same for FF 15. If not we have ATLUS to save us.

ringringabel
ringringabel

@jark888  i feel exactly the same way, it's a move in the right direction for square. i can't wait to try out the action combat while getting lost in the rpg mechanics, never made the comparison to the 4th hokage teleportation jutsu but that's pretty rad too XD

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

@csward  


Wow you must be a new gen gamer that list alone is just shotty comparing a Western Made game to an Eastern thats like comparing Romanov to Bach just wrong.

ringringabel
ringringabel

@deathwish026  so you didn't like kingdom hearts? combat system seems very similar to that, and that game was amazing

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

@deathwish026  


I felt the sameway about Mass Effect and M2 & M3 I enjoyed the first far greater then the other two just by the rpg mechanics were just better..

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

@guardianofhonor  FF has always been heavy on story as if yo were watching a scene play out in a movie only you had to read it back then.  The heavy parts that had dialogue in past FFs I would consider cutscenes, like the beginning of FFVI and the opera scene. You should know this. In VII you had the beginning of FMVs cutscenes,  Your arguement that FFXIII is very movie heavy is invalid and hypocritical.  The FF franchise has always been heavy focused on story except for the first FF.  Like i said you can consider the heavy dialog parts in past FFs as cutscenes.  Also if you go back and play IX the whole first disc is 90 percent story with cutscenes 10 percent gameplay. In fact you can get through the first disc in 30 mins to an hour. Even saying that the whole game is very dialogue heavy.  The 3rd disc also contains a large amount of story with a tad more gameplay then the first disc.


pupp3t_mast3r
pupp3t_mast3r

@guardianofhonor  Because of all the mobile and handheld remakes of the FF games that were actually good. Also Square did a good job on Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider, not to mention Bravely Default.

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

@IanNottinghamX Its obviously going to be released in 2015 just for a marketing ploy. Kinda how FF7 was originally released in the U.S on Sept 7 1997

Demonkillua
Demonkillua

I think every Final Fantasy besides XIII has actually been good. I don't know why everyone discredits some of the best recent Final Fantasy games just because it's different from previous ones. You do realize that each Final Fantasy is an entirely diffrent game for the most part, with a title that's only similar?

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

@Tripwolf  FFXV, FFXIII, and Type-0 have always been put under and revolving around  the Fabula Nova Crystallis series/mythology.  It's going to have its own story and take on the mythology. FFXIII didn't create the mythology. You can read up on the mythology via google search i would recommend it.  

Drilbit777
Drilbit777

@Tripwolf I don't get why having XIII and XV sharing the same universe is a bad thing. XIII's universe is actually pretty interesting and as I recall FFXIII ended and this is a new story.

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---Cipher---

@Tripwolf I think they are just in denial and want to pretend they still know how to make a FF game that FF fans actually like.

jaquegillis
jaquegillis

@Loshead  What about FFIX and IV, noob baka gaijin? 


Take off your nostalgia glasses, man.

sidzero
sidzero

@BlackBaldwin @csward Indeed, most of us who have been RPG fans since the days when it was a niche genre (IE: before Final Fantasy 7) don't consider western RPGs and JRPGs to even be the same genre.

Though I have to ask, are you sure you didn't mean Rachmaninoff, rather than Romanov?

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

@Albelnox0

When did I say past FF games didnt have as much story? The other ones you were playing out the story not watching it, literally half the game time spent watching cutscenes in 13 not like that in other FF games.

lostn
lostn

@Drilbit777 @IanNottinghamX I doubt it will make it that early. 16-17 might be more realistic. These guys are slow. If they release it in 16, they can make it the 10 year anniversary of its development or reveal at least.

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

@guardianofhonor  when you trigger a dialogue event, You CANNOT move. You can only watch and see the story unfold. Just like a cutscene, you can only watch and see the story unfold. It's been done before.  Those heavy dialogue events in past FFs were cutscenes for FF back then. FF has always been story heavy you should know this by now.

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

@guardianofhonor @Albelnox0 Like i said the whole first disc 1 of IX is 90 percent story 10 percent gameplay. It's been done before.    That's my point.  There's also the flashback with cloud on kalm that's very text heavy. They even take a break and let you save in between before continuing the flashback. It's been done before.  

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

@Albelnox0

Dont recall watching 20 minute sessions of dialogue that goes nowhere in previous FF games. Maybe a few parts but not through the whole game.

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

@guardianofhonor You can say the same things in the other FFs when you got into a heavy dialogue part you were watching and reading it.