The Final Fantasy XIII team may move onto “‘next generation’ forms of play” now the game’s complete, Square Enix president Yoichi Wada’s told Edge, and that “this type of game” may cease to be made at the firm.
The comments are likely to cause shock in the FF fanboy fraternity.
“I believe Final Fantasy XIII is going be something special, and that it’s going to be well received by the audience,” Wada said.
“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.”
Wada said that the expectation of Square internal development is to create new experiences.
“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,” he added.
FFXIII has now shipped in Japan, selling 1.6 million units in December. It’s planned to release on March 9 in the US and Europe.