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User Info: 1Truth

1Truth
5 years ago#1
This topic for those that want to see corroborated evidence that Hiroyuki Ito (Director: FFVI, FFIX, FFXII) is likely working on FFXVI. The following points imply that Ito's either directing FFXVI or has some other major role on it. Together they support the growing belief that Hiroyuki Ito is directing FFXVI, which many FF fans now have:

January 2011
> Hiroshi Minagawa avoided answering if FFXV would be his next game as director after Tactics Ogre PSP.

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

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

March 2012
> Shinichi Tatsuke stated that Hiroyuki Ito only provided the original concept of Guardian Cross 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 current gen (PS3/360) was too weak to handle his gameplay ideas.

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. However, Minagawa is not working on LR FFXIII or FFXV, so what big project could he be working on besides FFXIV ARR?

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, 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.

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 will take some time.

September 2013
> Shinji Hashimoto told me face-to-face while he was in London, 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 for a few years now. 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 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.
The Zodiac Brave Theory
A groundbreaking new discovery about the story of Final Fantasy XII. Release: November 2013

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1Truth
5 years ago#2
To add to the OP, I'm speculating that FFXV will be released sometime in Q4 2015 and FFXVI will be announced a few months earlier at E3 2015.
The Zodiac Brave Theory
A groundbreaking new discovery about the story of Final Fantasy XII. Release: November 2013

User Info: MilesTeg420

MilesTeg420
5 years ago#3
FFXVI doesn't exist.

User Info: 1Truth

1Truth
5 years ago#4
MilesTeg420 posted...
FFXVI doesn't exist.

Only to the public. The above points indicate the game is already in development at Square Enix Japan.
The Zodiac Brave Theory
A groundbreaking new discovery about the story of Final Fantasy XII. Release: November 2013

User Info: MilesTeg420

MilesTeg420
5 years ago#5
1Truth posted...
MilesTeg420 posted...
FFXVI doesn't exist.

Only to the public. The above points indicate the game is already in development at Square Enix Japan.


I wish.

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prozac786
5 years ago#6
The project could just as easily be another game being worked on. While I agree those points do indicate that something big is in the works, they don't in any way confirm it to actually be FFXVI. It may not even be a Final Fantasy title, and could be something else entirely.
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User Info: Ness0123456789

Ness0123456789
5 years ago#7
Let's worry about seeing if SE can even get FFXV out before we even start to worry about XVI.
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1Truth
5 years ago#8
prozac786 posted...
The project could just as easily be another game being worked on. While I agree those points do indicate that something big is in the works, they don't in any way confirm it to actually be FFXVI. It may not even be a Final Fantasy title, and could be something else entirely.

That's true. However, given SQEX's current financial situation, I'd doubt they'd invest a lot of time, effort, and money into a new IP. Rather, they'd be more likely to put all that time, effort, and money into making a mainline FF game that's built from the ground up to restore the FF brand to greatness. FFXV is simply a renamed spin-off.
The Zodiac Brave Theory
A groundbreaking new discovery about the story of Final Fantasy XII. Release: November 2013

User Info: 1Truth

1Truth
5 years ago#9
Ness0123456789 posted...
Let's worry about seeing if SE can even get FFXV out before we even start to worry about XVI.

FFXVI will likely be announced before FFXV is even out. The same happened with FFXIV and FFXIII. Before that, it happened with FFXIII and FFXII.
The Zodiac Brave Theory
A groundbreaking new discovery about the story of Final Fantasy XII. Release: November 2013

User Info: GuitaristMatt

GuitaristMatt
5 years ago#10
hey, just beauses you got kicked off of the versus boards, does not mean it is ok to be spreading stuff on the ps4 boards. Go do that on the X1 boards where there are no mods.
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