Tag Archives: Motomu Toriyama
Wed, Sep 08, 2010 | 10:10 BST
Yes, there was supposed to be DLC. No, it’s not happening any more.
Fri, Mar 19, 2010 | 07:30 GMT
Of all the games in the Final Fantasy series, what game would Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama like to remake?
Guess! You’ll never, ever get it.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 | 10:45 GMT
Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama has said Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII will be aiming for story-driven gameplay.
Sat, Mar 13, 2010 | 13:26 GMT
Thu, Mar 11, 2010 | 10:31 GMT
Motomu Toriyama has said the next story-driven Final Fantasy game will be more open-world then Final Fantasy XIII’s mostly linear approach.
Sun, Feb 21, 2010 | 19:51 GMT
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 | 11:54 GMT
Mon, Feb 15, 2010 | 12:26 GMT
Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama may have finally spoken out on whether or not DLC is on the way for the RPG.
Spoiler: it’s not.
Tue, Feb 09, 2010 | 16:51 GMT
Tue, Feb 09, 2010 | 14:37 GMT
Tue, Feb 02, 2010 | 18:59 GMT
ThinkServices has confirmed a couple of new lectures for GDC in a month’s time.
Sun, Jan 31, 2010 | 03:22 GMT
The Game Developers Conference has some of its lecturers listed for the March 9 – March 13 event, and it looks as though Final Fantasy XIII will be featured in at least three of ‘em.
Sat, Jan 23, 2010 | 16:40 GMT
Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura has told Famitsu that there’s not going to be a Final Fantasy VII remake in the near future, but we “could” see Cloud Strife in some game cameos.
Thu, Jan 14, 2010 | 08:08 GMT
Wed, Dec 02, 2009 | 07:20 GMT
FFXIII director Motomu Toriyama has told a mysterious Japanese magazine – we’re assuming it’s Famitsu – that his imminent RPG won’t be for the faint-hearted in terms of time-commitment.
“For XIII, the size of the entire game is considerable,” he said, as reported by Kotaku.
“Just running through the main story takes experienced players over 50 hours. For the first time, I think it’s possible to play through in full in about 60 hours or so.”
All you 10-hour namby pambies had better man-up, innit. The Japanese version’s out next week. Europe and America get it in March.
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 | 20:43 BST
Square’s Yoshi Kitase and Motomu Toriyama told VG247 during GamesCom, that downloadable content is being considered for future Final Fantasy titles, but for now, nothing is set in stone for Final Fantasy XIII.
“As far as DLC is concerned, there is no solid plan at the moment for FFXIII,” said Kitase, speaking through his translator. “However, we’ve been listening to overseas fans in Europe and North America and are aware that DLC is very popular and something that people really want.
“So it’s definitely being considered for future projects.”
Kitase stated previously, that should any DLC for FFXIII be released, it would be something along the lines of new items, areas or enemies, and not something that would tie into the story.
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 | 19:03 BST
At GamesCom, Yoshi Kitase and Motomu Toriyama from Square Enix told VG247 that Final Fantasy games shouldn’t take as long to develop in the future.
During the conversation, we mentioned CEO of Square Enix Yoichi Wada’s comment regarding the firm “taking too long to produce games”, to see if they were in agreement.
Us at GamesCom: Yoichi Wada has said that he wants the development rate to go a bit faster. Is this possible and what is the development team doing to help speed things along for the future?
FFXIII’s Yoshi Kitase and Motomu Toriyama, speaking through a translator: For FFXIII there are a lot of firsts, and because it’s a new console that the teams are working on, it took a little time for the team to get used to everything. Now that they have the engine built for it the basics are covered, so the development time for future projects should be shortened.
Still, it may not be as simple as Wada thinks (laughing).
Hopefully, what this means, is that it won’t take what feels like ten years in between titles.
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 | 15:38 BST
Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase has said that Square Enix are “exploring” the option of releasing possible DLC for the game on the PSN and Xbox Live with new items, areas or enemies, although nothing is set in stone yet.
If there was to be DLC for the game, it wouldn’t tie into the story.
Anything story related will stay on the disc(s).
“We are exploring the option of downloadable content, perhaps adding new areas, items or enemies, but these would not be expansions to the story, only the gameplay. The entire story of FF13 will be on the disc,” according to Kitase.
This would mark a major u-turn after the publisher stated there would be no DLC for the game at all a while back.
More over at RPGSite.
Wed, Aug 26, 2009 | 13:47 BST
Here, we have a handful of straws. You’re welcome to grasp at some, should you feel the need.
Us at GamesCom: Will we ever see a remake of Final Fantasy VII?
FFXIII’s Yoshi Kitase and Motomu Toriyama, speaking through a translator: There’s no official project that’s up and running for a remake of Final Fantasy VII at this point. Both Toriyama-san and Kitase-san were involved in the development of the game, however, and it holds a special place in their hearts. They do talk about it on a personal level, like, ‘If we did it it would be like this or like that.’
So, they do talk about it, but there’s no official project yet. But there’s that PSN release that just came out, so if you could play that for the time being, it should be fun.
So there you go. Fin. For now.
Mon, Jun 01, 2009 | 20:57 BST
Square Enix bigwigs Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama have revealed at Microsoft’s E3 conference that the Final Fantasy franchise has sold 85 million units to date.
The dynamic went on to show the first ever footage of a Final Fantasy game on Xbox 360 and revealed the game would release in Spring 2010.