Final Fantasy is one of the most popular video game franchises, and when a main title from the series comes out, it’s a big deal. This held especially true for Final Fantasy XV. Many people were expecting greatness, and that’s exactly what they got. The game sold like hotcakes, becoming the fastest-selling title in franchise history. So not surprisingly, the team at Square Enix went to make sure that the game was improved and added upon. Though they didn’t expect some of the things they would add to it.
In an interview with GamerRevolution, director Hajime Tabata talked about many things concerning Final Fantasy XV. For example, the team didn’t expect to be making the onilne multiplayer component to it at first.
“We had an idea that it might be nice, but, no….”
Ironically, it was only after the game released and the team was divided into two groups that the idea of multiplayer came around again, and only then did they decide to do it.
Tabata also talked about the development of Final Fantasy XV. The game was originally supposed to be Final Fantasy XIII Versus, but was scrapped for this game instead. Many people noted though that Versus VIII had elements that were put into XV, including some character models. But, Tabata noted that for him and his team, the key part was looking at what they wanted to keep from Versus XIII, and then retailor it so that it not only felt unique, but would be worthy of a main entry in the series.
So, what’s next for Tabata and his team? Well apparently, it’s not Final Fantasy XVI. In fact, Tabata stated that he wanted “to create something new” and that’s what they’re doing. What could that mean? What’s next for them? We’ll have to wait and see.