Square Enix: FFXV Is The Result Of A Big Company Shake-Up
After last week's huge unveiling, the world can't stop talking about Final Fantasy XV.
And of course, this includes the ongoing battle between long-time fans of the legendary franchise and the developers at Square Enix. Some really don't believe FFXV will be a return to glory, but director Hajime Tabata said the game is the result of the team taking a long hard look in the mirror. As he told Siliconera:
"Everyone needed to face the reality that Final Fantasy hasn’t been succeeding, and they needed to be prepared to overcome this. One thing we all agreed on was: Instead of following everything the way we’ve been doing up until now because Final Fantasy hasn’t been able to succeed in HD, we’ll do everything that must be done in order to succeed in the era of HD. It started with creating one team, with everyone having the mindset of a challenger as we went into production."
Square Enix determined the internal hierarchy just wasn't working, and Tabata said they wanted to shake things up to avoid "imitation of originals" and by "resetting unnecessary relations" within the team, they were able to say, "from here on, there is no top or bottom in this land of Shura!"
...personally, I haven't the slightest clue what they're talking about. It may as well be another language because every word these people say is in direct opposition to everything they've actually done with this series. It's bizarre. All I can think of is Will Ferrell's character in "Zoolander" going, "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"
Anyway, Final Fantasy XV is set to launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30 (a PC version could follow at a later date). Square Enix also released a new demo of the game, and confirmed an anime series, feature film, and app, along with a couple fancy special editions, one of which might get restocked.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XV
4/5/2016 9:20:37 PM Ben Dutka