Final Fantasy Heading West?

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This generation has been a bit of a mixed one for the Final Fantasy series. What with the likes of thirteen proving, rightly or wrongly largely underwhelming to the majority of the fan base and it’s sequels faring little better few would argue that looking back this gen was anything but forgettable for Final Fantasy. Still things are already look up for the next installment in the series. Final Fantasy XV which received universal praise at E3 and beyond that things could really become interesting as Square Enix’s directors Yuji Abe and Motomu Toriyama revealed Eidos could potently take the series helm at some point making them the first Western developer ever charged with creating a Final Fantasy.
“Obviously, Square Enix bought out Eidos a number of years ago, and now we have direct access to American development teams, it’s certainly been discussed within the company, the possibility of say, Eidos or maybe someone else could look after or maybe take on the Final Fantasy series.” Said Mr.  Abe with Mr. Toriyama quick to agree.
“The whole thing about the Final Fantasy series is that for every iteration, for every game we do, we have a very different game,” he said. “So the development team is also different [every] time, so that there’s different ideas and different concepts driving it. So obviously within that framework, having a very different type of team could work. So if we got the right team of people, it could produce something very interesting in the end.”

Final Fantasy Heading West.

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2 Comments

  1. That actually bothers me a little, but only because I dislike Eidos to some degree. If a western company like Obsidian were given a shot, I’d be interested.

    Although Eidos DID do Deus Ex… hmm…

  2. I thought Human Revolution was a solid RPG which did a lot to make up for the failings of Invisible War so I have little doubt Eidos Montreal or even IO Interactive for that matter wouldn’t bring some interesting ideas to the Final Fantasy table. As for a Obsidian, well even though I loved Alpha Protocol and Knights of the Old Republic 2 (despite their flaws) envisioning what a Obsidian developed Final Fantasy would look like makes the mind boggle.

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