Shinji Hashimoto, producer of “Final Fantasy XV,” has made a few comments regarding the future of the franchise. In an interview with CNN Money on Feb. 14, the producer mentioned that every new installment of the “Final Fantasy” series managed to surpass the previous entry. As a result, Square Enix is planning to “keep evolving the games.” You can find his statement below:
Final Fantasy has always offered a fantasy experience that surpasses the previous installment and so, we intend to keep evolving the games to achieve the ultimate level.
Shinji Hashimoto went on to talk about the PS4 and Xbox One. The new consoles apparently help the development teams can “widen their ideas and inspirations.” The company hopes to surprise fans with subsequent “Final Fantasy” sequels in the future. You can find some “Final Fantasy XV” screenshots in the slideshow to the left side of the article and his comments below:
As technology evolves with each new generation of consoles, our developers can widen their ideas and inspirations. We will continuously strive to surprise our fans across the world with new games and new experiences from the Final Fantasy franchise.
“Final Fantasy XV” was previously a PS3 video game called “Final Fantasy Versus XIII.” Due to the development difficulties, the project would eventually be moved to the PS4 and Xbox One.
Square Enix previously hinted that direct sequels could be coming to “Final Fantasy XV.” The company has extended the story to previous mainline entries in the past with follow-ups to “Final Fantasy VII,” “Final Fantasy X” and “Final Fantasy XIII.”
Despite trying to be more open about “Final Fantasy XV,” Square Enix has not yet disclosed a targeted release date time frame for the PS4 and Xbox One video game.