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Final Fantasy XIII’s fiction “too big” for just one game

Thursday, 16th June 2011 05:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase has said the decision to develop a sequel was partly motivated by the depth of the game’s ficitonal universe.

After refining the characters and the universe for XIII, we thought that the kind of materials we had had actually grown too big to be squashed into just one game,” Kitase told GamingUnion at E3.

“The world of XIII had more potential for just one game, so when we launched Final Fantasy XIII last March, we decided to make a sequel.”

Kitase also commented that international appreciation encouraged Square Enix .

“When we launched Final Fantasy XIII last March, we went on a world tour in many countries including the States and European countries. We got the feeling that people loved XIII and that it was very popular,” he said.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is due on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the first quarter of next year, with a Japanese release in December.

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  1. Strandli

    I’m just gonna open this comment section on a positive note:
    I liked FFXIII.

    Now, bring me Versus!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Lounds

    13 was meh
    9 was where it was at.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Deacon

    I completely agree with this.

    They made such a huge and interesting world but it feels as though we are only seeing a rather small (and linear) section of it. The game would’ve benefitted greatly from having more time to explore Pulse and Coccoon.

    Worlds, like characters, need to be fleshed out and given plenty of time for the player to become attached.

    I don’t think it should be a factor in whether they make a sequel or another game set in that same universe, but in theory it should allow FFXIII-2 to hit the ground running and really delve into the lore surrounding Gran Pulse.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Espers

    1) the graphics of the ff-xiii-2 is lower in quality than that of ff-xiii I wonder why ?

    2) ff-xiii-2 is NOT a sequel .. it’s a half-ass game !! maybe a filler until TYPE-0 and versus XIII release

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Deacon

    @4

    (1) The graphics are clearly on-par with FFXIII.

    (2) It is a sequel.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. RyougaZell

    @4 Xbox

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Hybridpsycho

    How is this?

    They cud’ve made FFXIII 10 times shorter and the story of that game would’ve fit in nicely, they had plenty more space in that game!

    FFXIII sucked…

    #7 3 years ago