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User Info: 1Truth

1Truth
5 years ago#1
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> Added some recent points (October 2013 - February 2014) to the list.
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This topic for those that are worried that current-gen (PS4/One) will revolve around FFXV and its sequels, much like last-gen (PS3/360) did with the FFXIII trilogy. The following points provide corroborated evidence that Hiroyuki Ito (FFVI, FFIX, FFXII Director) is likely currently working on FFXVI for PS4/One. Therefore, we can rest assured that FFXVI, a single-player FF game that has no relation to FFXV, will also release on PS4/One.

November 2011
> Yoshinori Kitase said that we may get FFXV and FFXVI in the near future.

February 2012
> Hironobu Sakaguchi told me face-to-face while he was in London, UK to promote The Last Story, he believes Hiroyuki Ito could make FF a leading and respected RPG series again.

March 2012
> Shinichi Tatsuke, producer of the iOS/Android game Guardian Cross, stated that Hiroyuki Ito only provided the original concept for the game and was not actually a member of the development team.

August 2012
> Naoki Yoshida said that Hiroyuki Ito was not working on FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. However, he wouldn't disclose what game Ito was working on.

> Naoki Yoshida said that FFXIV ARR is the starting point of regaining people's trust in the FF franchise. He added it will make people excited to see what will be in store for them in FFXV and FFXVI.

September 2012
> Hiroyuki Ito said that the current-gen hardware (PS3/360) were too weak to handle his gameplay ideas, as he was being held back by not enough RAM and CPU power.

February 2013
> Naoki Yoshida said that back in December 2010, when he became Producer/Director of FFXV 1.0, many other staff were brought in from other projects. He added that Hiroshi Minagawa is multi-tasking FFXIV ARR with another big project. Minagawa is not working on LR FFXIII or FFXV, so what other big project is he also working on? Bare in mind that Minagawa was the Director of FFXII with Hiroyuki Ito.

May 2013
> I asked Toshiyuki Itahana via Twitter if Hiroyuki Ito will direct another mainline FF, as FFIX and FFXII are my favorites. He replied saying that he also respects Hiroyuki Ito as an amazing game creator, and that I should please look forward to Ito's next game.

> Nobuo Uematsu told me face-to-face while he was in London, UK for a FF concert by the London Symphony Orchestra, he can guarantee that Hiroyuki Ito will direct another FF game. When I asked if Ito will direct either FFXV or FFXVI, he laughed and replied that his answer would get him in trouble with Square Enix.

June 2013
> FF VersusXIII was announced at E3 2013 to now be called FFXV. The name change actually came in place within Square Enix in January 2011, meaning it was internally called FFXV for over two years before the info was publicly disclosed at E3.

> Shinji Hashimoto said during the Q&A after the Square Enix E3 2013 press conference, FFXV being an Action RPG will not alter the future direction of the FF series. They see FFXV as a standalone title, with a real-time battle system being ideal for what it wants to achieve. The next mainline FF could return to something similar to a Command-based battle system using ATB.

July 2013
> Shinji Hashimoto said that Hiroyuki ito has been planning and proposing ideas for a new project. He added that Ito is adding a lot of depth to the gameplay systems and mechanics. As a result, development of this project would take some time.
The Zodiac Brave Theory
A groundbreaking new discovery about the story of Final Fantasy XII. Release: TBA

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1Truth
5 years ago#2
September 2013
> Shinji Hashimoto told me face-to-face while he was in London, UK for the Square Enix Europe launch event for KH 1.5 ReMIX, the reason Hiroyuki Ito hasn't worked on any current gen (PS3/360) FF games is because he's been busy planning his own project. When I asked when this project will be announced, he replied saying that Ito is adding a tremendous amount of depth to the gameplay systems and mechanics. As a result, this project will take some time until it's publicly revealed.

> I asked Yasumi Matsuno via Twitter if he would write the scenario for FFXVI if Hiroyuki Ito was the director. He replied saying thanks for the question, but he unfortunately had "certain reservations" about answering it. In other words, the answer to the question was in NDA territory.

> Yasumi Matsuno announced that he was working on two new games with Playdek. However, when asked if he would be directing either of them, he said that he wasn't because he's also got other projects going for other companies, some of which have assigned a large amount of work for him to do.

October 2013
> Motomu Toriyama stated that the FFXIII team has yet to think about their next project after LR FFXIII. In fact, they're going to be taking a reasonably long vacation and when they come back from that, they'll then start brainstorming ideas for their next game. This being the case, it's unlikely this team will make FFXVI, as by the time they begin pre-production, FFXV will already be close to release.

November 2013
> The website http://www.agnisphilosophy.com was updated on November 1, 2013. The update added an employment page that listed various vacant positions for the Luminous Studio team. In the comments made by current Luminous Studio staff members, they made hints that imply another FF game besides FFXV is already in production for PS4/One.

February 2014
> Yoshinori Kitase said that the technical specs of PS4/One will allow battles in a future FF game to have many more participants involved. There will be a lot more characters for the player to control in battle and more enemies to defeat. He added that the Gambit system, which Hiroyuki Ito created for FFXII, may return and be used to help the player control all the characters available in battle.

> Yoshinori Kitase told me face-to-face while he was in London, UK for the European launch of LR FFXIII, the reason Hiroyuki Ito never worked on the FFXIII trilogy, FFXIV, and the forthcoming FFXV, is because he has his own development team at Square Enix and is busy with his own projects.

> Yoshinori Kitase confirmed the FFXII team, which is headed by Hiroyuki Ito, is still intact at Square Enix Japan. Many believed this team had been disbanded after FFXII IZJS released in 2007. Some members later developed Tactics Ogre for PSP, which released in 2010, but it was only a small project. However, according to Kitase, the FFXII team are indeed still fully intact. Seeing as they haven't released a AAA game since FFXII, it's safe to assume they're currently developing a AAA game for PS4/One, most likely FFXVI.

> Yoshinori Kitase hinted that the platform of his teams next project could be iOS/Android. He states that his team already devoted a decade to making the FFXIII trilogy for consoles, yet during those 10 years, viable platforms like Smartphones have appeared to develop games on. If his next game is really an iOS/Android title, it won't be a mainline FF.
The Zodiac Brave Theory
A groundbreaking new discovery about the story of Final Fantasy XII. Release: TBA

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Xandagar
5 years ago#3
Nice post.

Hopefully they'll take their time on XVI like FFXII before, and man did that game turned out way better than I anticipated. Never thought it would topple X yet it did. Though it will be nice if they showed their progress after XV's release. Similar to other FF games way before their release.

Offtopic here, to this day I am still surprised that back in 2000 on EGM, not one but three Final Fantasy games (IX, X and XI) were announced. Even had early screenshots for X and a rough look on XI. I'm sure some of you remembered that one.

Speaking of X, cannot wait for X and X-2 HD especially on the Vita now it's finally March. It'll be worth the wait since the announcement.
"Game is not broken. You just suck."
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TrippyPBA
5 years ago#4
The director of Final Fantasy VI coming back to make more Final Fantasy games???

A-Ok with me!!!
Favorite RPGs - Earthbound, Xenosaga Ep.1, Final Fantasy VI, Tales of Graces f

User Info: Galeforce99

Galeforce99
5 years ago#5
Oh God yes please.
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User Info: 1Truth

1Truth
5 years ago#6
Xandagar posted...
Nice post.

Hopefully they'll take their time on XVI like FFXII before, and man did that game turned out way better than I anticipated. Never thought it would topple X yet it did. Though it will be nice if they showed their progress after XV's release. Similar to other FF games way before their release.

I'm sure FFXVI will have in-game graphics equal to Agni's Philosophy, so there will definitely be a major visual improvement over FFXV. As for the gameplay, we'll have to wait and see, but I'm sure it will a major evolution of what we saw in FFXII. All that said, I'm expecting FFXVI to be announced at E3 2015 or E3 2016, no later than that.

Xandagar posted...
Offtopic here, to this day I am still surprised that back in 2000 on EGM, not one but three Final Fantasy games (IX, X and XI) were announced. Even had early screenshots for X and a rough look on XI. I'm sure some of you remembered that one.

I certainly remember it. That's why I'm so convinced that FFXVI is already in development.
The Zodiac Brave Theory
A groundbreaking new discovery about the story of Final Fantasy XII. Release: TBA

User Info: Botoxa101

Botoxa101
5 years ago#7
TrippyPBA posted...
The director of Final Fantasy VI coming back to make more Final Fantasy games???

A-Ok with me!!!


Amen to that

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Stilleas
5 years ago#8
Sounds good to me. In my opinion at least, every game he makes is better than the last one. Yes, sue me, FFVI is in my top 5 but isn't in my top 3; I'm allowed to have an opinion.

I can't wait to see what he comes up with next. :)

User Info: Xandagar

Xandagar
5 years ago#9
1Truth posted...
Xandagar posted...
Nice post.

Hopefully they'll take their time on XVI like FFXII before, and man did that game turned out way better than I anticipated. Never thought it would topple X yet it did. Though it will be nice if they showed their progress after XV's release. Similar to other FF games way before their release.

I'm sure FFXVI will have in-game graphics equal to Agni's Philosophy, so there will definitely be a major visual improvement over FFXV. As for the gameplay, we'll have to wait and see, but I'm sure it will a major evolution of what we saw in FFXII. All that said, I'm expecting FFXVI to be announced at E3 2015 or E3 2016, no later than that.

Xandagar posted...
Offtopic here, to this day I am still surprised that back in 2000 on EGM, not one but three Final Fantasy games (IX, X and XI) were announced. Even had early screenshots for X and a rough look on XI. I'm sure some of you remembered that one.

I certainly remember it. That's why I'm so convinced that FFXVI is already in development.


I know I shouldn't be excited that early... but I am so pumped for XVI!!!
"Game is not broken. You just suck."
"Take them for what they are - games." -blueyelie

User Info: Galeforce99

Galeforce99
5 years ago#10
Let's see how XV fares first. It at least looks like it has potential.
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