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Final Fantasy and Square-Enix coming to an end?
« on: January 07, 2010, 12:51:09 PM »
Traditional Final Fantasy games could be coming to a close under Square-Enix, according to its CEO Yoichi Wada.
When asked how long big-budget games such as Final Fantasy can stand up in the current climate, Wada gives a very cryptic answer.

"I believe Final Fantasy XIII is going be something special, and that it's going to be well received by the audience," he explains. "But whether we are going to continue to internally create this type of game remains to be seen, because I actually feel that the team that was involved with Final Fantasy XIII should next move on to create and generate some 'next generation' forms of play.

"Internally and externally I feel there's an expectation of Square Enix to offer something new, and I really think that the Final Fantasy team could create something completely different, but at the moment they're strictly catering to the particular audience they have now."

Which is... wow. Unexpected, to say the least. We can't imagine a Square-Enix future without Final Fantasy, as it's simply too big for them, but this suggests a change in direction for the series at the very least. How do you interpret Wada's comments? Are you worried for the future of Final Fantasy?

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Re: Final Fantasy and Square-Enix coming to an end?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 12:52:42 PM »
please, please, please let Tri-Ace develop a FF game, it'd be the greatest RPG EVER created i have no doubt about that!!

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Re: Final Fantasy and Square-Enix coming to an end?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 01:31:03 PM »
Bah. Japanese RPGs are stinko. Why doesn't Square get back to doing something fun and different for a change. Bushido Blade 3, perhaps?
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Re: Final Fantasy and Square-Enix coming to an end?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 03:18:17 PM »
Remember when Bungie said they were going to "take a break" from Halo?



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Re: Final Fantasy and Square-Enix coming to an end?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 03:26:57 PM »
They're going to take a break after Reach supposedly ???

 

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