Final Fantasy 15 developer Square Enix has confirmed that the project is quite far into development and is being given the highest priority at the company.
Speaking with Videogamer, series producer Yoshinori Kitase said, “We can’t give too much information but certainly looking at Final Fantasy XV, it’s not as if it’s in competition with Kingdom Hearts 3 for resources or anything like that.
“It’s quite far into development now and it is being given a very high priority within the company itself, but that doesn’t mean Kingdom Hearts isn’t.”
Further on; Kitase added that while Final Fantasy 15 has had a name change from Final Fantasy 13 Versus, it is still underpinned by the Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology.
He continued, “Right from the start when we first it announced it as Versus XIII, the game itself was backed up by the same Crystal legend: the Fabulla Nova Crystallis mythology that underpins the whole of the XIII series. So even though it’s not necessarily the same universe or the same game, they’re all linked and underpinned by the backdrop of that legend.
“Now it’s moved on – obviously the title’s been changed to Final Fantasy XV – but that hasn’t actually changed. The story and the world is still going to be linked and backed up by that. So yes, there is the link between XIII and XV, and they both share that mythology as a backdrop and a starting point.”
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