Final Fantasy XIII Developers Would Like to Make Sequel

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Final Fantasy XIII Developers Would Like to Make Sequel

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The director and producer of Final Fantasy XIII have expressed interest in making a sequel to the game, but admits the likelihood of that depends on sales.

Direct sequels are a rarity in the Final Fantasy series and most of the games are standalone titles with little relation to their predecessors, or their successors for that matter. But occasionally there is a game that bucks the trend, like Final Fantasy X-2, and Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama, producer and director of FFXIII, are interested in going there again.

Speaking at a French launch event for FFXIII, Producer Yoshinori Kitase said: "In the past three years we worked both on the world and on the various systems. Creating these systems isn't very glamorous and can frankly be a bit boring. If we could do a XIII-2, we could direct all our attention to the story and refine what we have already built."

The pair admits, however, that the possibility of a sequel depends on how the game sells in the West, and that a more typical follow-up - a Final Fantasy XV - is also not guaranteed.

"We do not know if there will be a XV. This depends a lot on the success of XIII ... But if there is a XV, I hope the way we wrote our characters carries over. We strived to create believable people of flesh and blood. They are not robots. And they are not super heroes. I hope this humanity is something we will see again."

Source: VG247

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'No guarantee, depends on sales in the west.'
So we're guaranteed a sequal then it seems, considering Final Fantasy games sell like freshly baked awesome over here.

And there I was thinking Final Destination 3 was a slightly inappropriate name...

OT: Don't these games sell heaps everywhere?

It must be a pain coming up with characters over and over and over again.

So.....this means that FF13 ends on a possible cliff hanger? Or unresolved issues within the plot?
Oh brill, feeling quite sorry I read it now knowing I might be building up to this

Daystar Clarion:
'No gurantee, depends on sales in the west.'
So we're guaranteed a sequal then it seems, considering Final Fantasy games sell like freshly baked awesome over here.

Yeah, really.

It's a Final Fantasy game - it's going to sell.

wooty:
So.....this means that FF13 ends on a possible cliff hanger? Or unresolved issues within the plot?
Oh brill, feeling quite sorry I read it now knowing I might be building up to this

Maybe, but then again, FFX gave no impression that a horrible sequal *cough*FFX-2*cough* would be made.

Hazy:

Daystar Clarion:
'No gurantee, depends on sales in the west.'
So we're guaranteed a sequal then it seems, considering Final Fantasy games sell like freshly baked awesome over here.

Yeah, really.

It's a Final Fantasy game - it's going to sell.

It was that false Japanese modesty thing again.
"We totally know we're making a sequal, but let's cover our arses and say we'll only do it if 13 sells well in the west. *looks at each other* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

X-2 was horrible.

Daystar Clarion:

Hazy:

Daystar Clarion:
'No gurantee, depends on sales in the west.'
So we're guaranteed a sequal then it seems, considering Final Fantasy games sell like freshly baked awesome over here.

Yeah, really.

It's a Final Fantasy game - it's going to sell.

It was that false Japanese modesty thing again.
"We totally know we're making a sequal, but let's cover our arses and say we'll only do it if 13 sells well in the west. *looks at each other* HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

Then they went back to having a gigantic money fight.

Nazrel:
X-2 was horrible.

I liked the battle system - yet concur nonetheless.

Final Fantasy X-2, FF7 Dirge of Cererus...

Learn from these, Final fantasy sequels blow big time.

Hazy:

Daystar Clarion:
'No gurantee, depends on sales in the west.'
So we're guaranteed a sequal then it seems, considering Final Fantasy games sell like freshly baked awesome over here.

Yeah, really.

It's a Final Fantasy game - it's going to sell.

True, but it has to sell enough to make a decent profit over the millions of dollars they must have spent on development.

Well, since almost every sequel for Final Fantasy is either fanservice or plain crap I'm not enthusiastic.

I can understand SE wanting to make a sequel. Considering the amount of time it took to create new character models, environments, battle system, etc. they probably don't want to go through that again anytime soon. If XIII sells well - and it's pretty much guaranteed it will - they could then just concentrate on a new story for the sequel and not worry about making a multitude of new graphics. It's the reason that X-2 was made so quickly: everything was pretty much recycled from X, with the main exception of new character models.

Wait a second... isn't Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Agito suppose to be sequels?

Wait, they're actually bothering to claim that FFXV is not guaranteed? At this point you can pretty much be sure there's going to be Final Fantasy games going on to XXV at the very least!

I haven't played FFXIII yet, and I'm not going to for a LONG time. Until the price drops considerably, actually. It looks okay, but definitely not great enough to buy right off the kiln, you know? (Yeah, I'm one of those who hate linearity - don't tell me it makes things more cinematic, all I can see is a game so desperate for good graphics that it had to sacrifice huge portions of the Final Fantasy experience just to be made at all. Square Enix has been crippled by their own technology.) I'll still play it, and maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised. But I'm not buying it full price. No way.

How about we stop talking about FFXIII-2 and get to working on that FFXII sequel, Fortress that you guys canceled last year?

Daystar Clarion:
'No guarantee, depends on sales in the west.'
So we're guaranteed a sequal then it seems, considering Final Fantasy games sell like freshly baked awesome over here.

This is true.

I would reallyl ike to see a sequel. The game is epic, and, if they could improve the game in terms of flexibility in a sequel it would be nice.

You have a huge world to explore after all!

Ever notice Square never makes games for the fanbases that want them?

FF7 Remake.
Parasite Eve.
A GOOD FFT sequel.

Daystar Clarion:
'No guarantee, depends on sales in the west.'
So we're guaranteed a sequal then it seems, considering Final Fantasy games sell like freshly baked awesome over here.

Well that would be because they are made of awesome. Except FFXII.

DON'T MAKE A SEQUEL!

You all saw what happened with FFX-2, it completely ruined the story of FFX and left us with a fucking happy ending. There should never be a happy ending for FFX.

Would be welcome.

I'm about 18 hours into FFXIII. Despite LOATHING the first 10 or so hours, the past few have really picked up the slack and made FFXIII interesting and fun. Definitely stick through with it - it gets better. I won't disagree that the first 5 to 6 chapters are absolute crap, but the rest are a steady improvement.

Apparently, one of the reasons why the first half of FFXIII sucked so badly was due to the fact that they spent so much time getting the graphics engine and the game play system right. I don't think that's the road they should have taken, and I definitely think FFXIII suffered because of it (to clarify, FFXIII is not a bad game by any means. It's just one of the worst FF game so far, but still manages to be good, at least, past the first 10 to 12 hours).

If they made a sequel it will allow them to focus purely on expanding the world, filling it with more variety and events and side-quests. Right now, FFXIII's world seems a bit.... bare bones. Half Empty. Sterile almost. Which doesn't endear it to me very much.

But a sequel could correct all that, and make FFXIII worth plaything through a second time.

FFVII remake
Parasite Eve revival
No more online games
I thought you said XIII would be the last one, why is there suddenly a XV?
We all know you're going to make this anyway, so why make this announcement?

Or of course, a much better idea:

Let this series die at last. It's ready, it's past ready, this thing isn't even breathing by itself anymore, it is hooked up to every life support machine available, it's time to let it go with as much dignity as it has left after FFX-2 and FFXII.

Nazrel:
X-2 was horrible.

And yet, 13 was the worst thing to happen to the franchise amusingly. So they'll spit out another awful sequel.

X-2 on the whole was fairly crap, I liked the battle system though. Have I missed XIV being announced? since they've gone from XIII to speculating about XV it appears that way.

On topic though, I'm not that far into XIII but I'm enjoying it so far which surprised me, after the disappointment of XII I was hesitant.

No gauruntee for Final Fantasy XV, huh. Does this mean they'll switch to arabic numerals and make Final Fantasy 15 instead?

ultimasupersaiyan:
Wait a second... isn't Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Agito suppose to be sequels?

No, they aren't really related to eachother at all except they're supposed to have similar themes, possibly the Fal'Cie.

OT: A sequel's nice and all, but it would be nice if they atleast finished Agito and Versus first. (I quite liked X-2)

I wouldn't Mind a sequel, I think it could only get better and besides the crystal tools engine should be used in more games, it's truly a marvel of the game engine world (and by that i mean the best!)

Even if it sells horribly - which is impossible with almost any Final Fantasy title - there's still two more Final Fantasy XIII's they could leach money from.

*gets newspaper, hits SE with it*

NO! BAD! That's a BAD Square-Enix! NO SEQUELS!

'specially not this game. People tell me "Oh, just get though the first ten hours of horribleness, and then it gets better!"

For all I know, eating a turd might be the same way. In either case, I'm not wanting to find out.

The DSM:
Final Fantasy X-2, FF7 Dirge of Cererus...

Learn from these, Final fantasy sequels blow big time.

I agree wholeheartedly, although neither of the original games was written with a sequel in mind. They existed solely to try and cash in on fan hype.

If 13 has been written with thought to there possibly being a sequel involved it might make the follow up suck less...

And pigs might fly, Michael Atkinson might stop being a giant tool and the PS3 vs 360 debate might be settled by a giant pillow fight.

BlueHighwind:

Yeah, I'm one of those who hate linearity - don't tell me it makes things more cinematic, all I can see is a game so desperate for good graphics that it had to sacrifice huge portions of the Final Fantasy experience just to be made at all.
How about we stop talking about FFXIII-2 and get to working on that FFXII sequel, Fortress that you guys canceled last year?

I don't hate Linearity but FFXIII kind of goes overboard with it.

By the way, what is this about a FFXII sequel?

I don't have much to add here except a link to an awesome video.

Make it like X-2. All girls!

Vanille, Lightning, and Fang!

And they can switch classes in revealing cutscenes!

ultimasupersaiyan:
Wait a second... isn't Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Agito suppose to be sequels?

No they're standalones set in the same universe.

Onyx Oblivion:
Make it like X-2. All girls!

Vanille, Lightning, and Fang!

And they can switch classes in revealing cutscenes!

I liked X-2 (unlike many). But it was mainly due to the dynamic speed from the ATB.
FFXIII has just topped it with an even more dynamic (and sometimes frantic) battle system. It's very similar to the one in X-2 though, when you think about it.

Mirrorknight:
*gets newspaper, hits SE with it*

NO! BAD! That's a BAD Square-Enix! NO SEQUELS!

'specially not this game. People tell me "Oh, just get though the first ten hours of horribleness, and then it gets better!"

For all I know, eating a turd might be the same way. In either case, I'm not wanting to find out.

The first ten are linear yes, but far from horrible. The battle system is actually the best I've played in any FF game (or any RPG in recent memory, period).

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