Final Fantasy: Eidos-developed entry has been discussed, says Yuji Abe

Monday, 28 October 2013 11:46 GMT By Dave Cook

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 gameplay director Yuji Abe has shed light on the possibility of western-developed entries to the series, specifically by Eidos.

Speaking with OXM, Abe explained, “Obviously, Square Enix bought out Eidos a number of years ago, and now we have direct access to American development team. That’s certainly been discussed within the company, the possibility of say, Eidos or maybe someone else to look after or maybe take on the Final Fantasy series. And we obviously haven’t decided anything concrete, but if we find the right team of developers, the right people who really wanted to do it, and we had the right game, then yes, certainly we’d think about it.”

Director Motomu Toriyama added, “The whole thing about the Final Fantasy series is that for every iteration, for every game we do, we have a very different game. So the development team is also different very 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.”

So what do you think an Eidos-developed Final Fantasy title would look like? Let us know below.

Meanwhile, Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy 13 just got a batch of Fang screens and a hands-on preview courtesy of Alex Donaldson. Read it here.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 is due to release on PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 11 and February 14 in the States and Europe respectively.