Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 won’t have multiple endings, says Toriyama

Thursday, 14 February 2013 17:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 will have one, final concrete ending, according to director Motomu Toriyama.

Speaking with VG247, Toriyama said unlike Final Fantasy 13-2, there won’t be multiple endings possible.

“The concept behind the design of Lighting Returns is that it will be the concluding chapter of the Lightning Saga,” said Toriyama. “Unlike in the previous title, there will not be multiple possible endings created from differently branching interpretations of history, but instead the story will lead to the one true ending.

“Having said that, the game is structured so that time is constantly ticking away during gameplay and the world moving and changing with it, meaning that every time you play through you can have a new experience.”

Dave’s full interview with Toriyama will go live on Tuesday, February 19.

Lightning Returns is the third and final installment in the Final Fantasy 13 series, and follows the events of Final Fantasy 13-2. It’s expected in the fall.