Square Enix, the publisher responsible for the upcoming “Final Fantasy XV,” has hinted that the next video game from the franchise could be developed by a western studio like Eidos. In an interview with The Official Xbox Magazine on Oct. 28, Yuji Abe disclosed that the subject has been discussed internally at the company and that they will think about it if the right development team with the right ideas comes along.
Motomu Toriyama, who will be serving on a panel to help improve the quality of future “Final Fantasy” games, also supported the idea. The game director behind the upcoming “Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII” explained that every iteration from the series is different with changes to the development team and ideas. As a result, an Eidos-developed title could work based on that particular structure. You can check out screenshots of “Final Fantasy XV” in the slideshow near the top of this article and the comments from Motomu Toriyama below (courtesy of The Official Xbox Magazine):
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.
“Final Fantasy XV” is currently being developed internally at Square Enix. The project has been plagued with numerous issues however as it was initially announced for the Playstation 3 at E3 2006. Square Enix decided to move the action role-playing game to the PS4 and Xbox One since the development, which is still ongoing, was taking so long. You can pre-order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Final Fantasy XV,” PS4 and Xbox One