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Square Enix Would Consider Letting Eidos Work On Final Fantasy

Sure, what the hell?

Square Enix has published some pretty damn good games this generation, and that's partly because they purchased Eidos. That partnership has resulted in the likes of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and the Tomb Raider reboot, both of which garnered widespread critical acclaim.

The Final Fantasy games, however, haven't fared quite so well in the eyes of reviewers and gamers, so why not give Eidos a crack at it? Sacrilege? Nah, no more so than what Square Enix has already done to the series, right? And now, during a recent OXM interview, Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII gameplay director Yuji Abe said they've been considering letting Eidos work on a new FF entry.

"That's certainly been discussed within the company, the possibility of say, Eidos or maybe someone else to look after or maybe take on the Final Fantasy series. And we obviously haven't decided anything concrete, but if we find the right team of developers, the right people who really wanted to do it, and we had the right game, then yes, certainly we'd think about it."

Lightning Returns director Motomu Toriyama agreed and said that it was important to keep Final Fantasy fresh, and to make sure every game is different because that's what the fans expect. Well, that has always been true, but his definition of "different" and the hardcore fan's definition of "different" is very, well...different.

Tags: final fantasy, final fantasy sequel, final fantasy game, eidos games

10/28/2013 9:28:38 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (25 posts)

BigT_1980
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 10:47:47 PM
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Well, Eidos did several of the Final Fantasy ports on the PC during the PS1 era. Why not let them give a stab at it.

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Jawknee
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 10:55:34 PM
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Oh gawd.....Just sell Final Fantasy to Sony or Nintendo and be done with it. Or even Level 5. I hate this company.

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556pineapple
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 11:04:19 PM
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This is like George Lucas selling Star Wars to Disney. How could they possibly screw it up more than the creator at this point?

On a related subject, we might be seeing Star Wars characters in a Kingdom Hearts game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 11:09:32 PM

Yeah that was my reaction to the Star Wars news, even though Disney can't do much right they couldn't actually make it worse than he has.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:33:43 AM

I hope not, Kingdom Hearts would not suit the Star Wars universe. Heck, Final Fantasy characters don't even belong in the game as it is, they serve absolutely no purpose what so ever. Maybe if we visited a condensed version of Midgar or Balamb Garden it could work but FF character plopping about in the Disney world has always been unsettling. The thing is the KH's cast is actually strong enough on their own, Square really doesn't have to ham in every Square character left right and center. I hope Kingdom Hearts III has less of them... But we all know Lightning is going to appear.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 11:08:46 PM
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Sure, it's not like anything is sacred anymore, might as well just pass it on down the line until somebody realizes all anybody ever wanted was a next gen continuation of the same formula.

SE has no idea what they are doing with it, maybe Eidos would have some idea. Or maybe they would know how to make it the solo hero action game everybody always wanted (according to SE).

All I can do is toss up my hands and watch in horror these days.

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MrAnonymity
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 12:28:06 AM
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Why not? S-E has proven incapable, if not detached from, handling the FF series anymore. I'd have to echo Jawknee, though, and say I wouldn't mind seeing Level 5 take a stab. Then we could get a FF with a quality story AND tons of content.

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Gamer46
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 1:43:27 AM
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I like Eidos but I'm not sure they'd have a clue how to make a JRPG. Stick to Deus Ex, Tomb Raider and Thief. I would love to see Sony get FF and hand it off to Japan Studio but that won't be happening.

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___________
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 4:21:44 AM
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oh god no!
not that they wouldent do a good job, i mean this is FF, how could it possibly get worse!?
but im much more concerned about wasting eidos time.
they have more than enough of their own franchises to get cracking on, let alone having to squeeze a outsider into their midst.
wish they would hurry the $#@! up and announce a new deus ex and hitman game!

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 4:53:46 AM
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*Sigh*

Oh I hope not, despite the road S-E has forced at gun point it's still a dam sight better than what would happen if someone else got their hands on the series - Just take a look a Silent Hill since Team Silent left, and utter train wreck.

Final Fantasy is still salvageable... I still want to play Versus XIII... an now that the XIII series is coming to an end hopefully they'll move on. I know I have said this many times before but we can't really define FF's future until we see what Final Fantasy XVI has instore for us. How long we'll have to wait for that is just the problem with XV hinted at having a sequel already we could be waiting until 2017-18 at this rate... for now we'll just have to endure it... in the meantime we should be getting a Xenoblade 2 for 2014... oh that'll make up for it.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 5:01:33 AM
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Well, so long as it is a spin-off in the same sense that Fortress was supposed to be, and not FFXVI, I see no issue.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 6:24:50 AM
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Well, it's not like we never expected this.
Beside, FF is already done, any more damage is just extra.

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Jed
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 7:31:07 AM
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FF is already dead to me. I guess they could let Eidos take a stab at it and see what happens. Like others have already stated "It can't get any worse".

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xenris
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:06:16 AM
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Eidos could do a really good job. Like Big T said they worked on the PC ports for FF7 and FF8 so maybe they would make a game more in line with those ones that this lightning returns crap?

Or heck maybe they would make one that is third person but plays like deus ex and has branching story paths, and lots of choice given to the player?

Either way, I don't care who works on this anymore its not like SE was doing anything great with the series anyway.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:29:56 AM

I hope to god Final Fantasy is never anything like Dues Ex, the game is far to fiddly for it's own good.

I'm actually stuck on the game because I threw a pedestrian at another one and now the police force kill me as soon as I set out the door. The characters are cliche and bland and the story isnt remarkable... But its mainly the gameplay I dislike. I'll be furious if by next gen first person games like this and Fallout still persist in not animating hands to pick up items, I don't want to see items hover lightly in the center of the screen we should be beyond this already.

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xenris
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 11:16:54 AM

I was talking about how Deus Ex is one of the only games recently to let you play the game many different ways. The level design was really well done, in how you could approach each mission.

I disagree I liked the story and the characters, except for the 1 2 3 ending.

The reason why most people dont have hands pick things up is because it looks weird or it isn't responsive enough. If you had a hand animation for every item that would slow the gameplay down a lot, which I am all for I like that immersion but a lot of people wouldn't care for it I bet.

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Nas Is Like
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 1:46:09 PM
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I dunno, I hope not I guess.

I'm loving FF XIII and FF XIII-2. Looking forward to FF XIII-3 as well.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 2:50:43 PM

It's not called Final Fantasy XIII-3... and no I am not being petty, the game feels more like a spin off and I honestly don't think it has enough to offer to obtain that title.

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Bio
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 2:41:31 PM
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Square is a pretty terrible developer these days, whereas Eidos Montreal is probably one of the best in the business at the moment. There's no practical reason not to let them take a shot, assuming they wanted to.

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cLoudou
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 9:29:11 PM
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Sure let them try as long as they keep in JRPG-esque.

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Teddie9
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 9:36:00 PM
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Give it to ANYONE else. I care so little for this series.

Hell give it the rights the everyone else and see what happens. That could be fun.

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PlatformGamerNZ
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 11:13:55 PM
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i think this cud be the best thing for the series as it seems that it needs some new blood to bring it back from the brink.

happy gaming =)

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ricksterj
Thursday, October 31, 2013 @ 12:07:12 PM
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NOT a good idea.

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Lunar_Miyuki
Friday, November 01, 2013 @ 11:28:42 AM
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14s going to Flop i already have 10 PSN friends that quit the game
the endgame community is terrible
FF13-2 sold only half the copies 13 sold
FF Type-O hasn't got a western release
now thats out of the way
Eidios might surprise us or they could screw it up worse
worst case scenario Eidios puts square out of buisness

Now own to kingdom hearts heres something you probably don't know Square-Enix wanted Mickey to be the main character but Disney said no
if you ever looked at Soras shoes their similar to Mickey why because square enix was forced to make a main character they didn't want to make so they made a character with a small resemblence to Mickey

Now as far FF characters being in it i personally like the idea
of being able to fight them in action style battles looks at FF8 opening scene with Seifer fighting squall
looks at advent children cloud versus sephiroth



those action scenes were great and nobody complained about them now you get an action scene where you can fight them and people whine
and the game isn't FF

looks at Ehrgeiz PS1 Fighting game with FF7 characters
PS1
FF when was it sacred to its own if theirs a fighting game on PS1 Without the FF title in its name

your crying about a game because it has Disney characters in it Looks at KH2 sees Jack sparrow i guess pirates of the caribbean is a terrible Disney Movie

Mulan not sure your opinion but my opinion thats a decent movie

Hades from hercules is actually funny and puts humor into the bad guys

do i caree for ursula jafar scar or those guys no but your not going to like every character in a game

FF chars i hate Gau Aerith Quistis Zell Cait sith Amarent Vivi Lulu Tellah Lightning hope Vanille Sazh Snow

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zard
Sunday, November 03, 2013 @ 3:00:07 PM
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How about the Enix part of Square? I mean, didn't they copy Dragon Quest to make Final Fantasy? So wouldnt it make sense to hand over your broken baby to its mother who is still turning out consistently good JRPGs?

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