Square-Enix’s dynamic duo Yoshinori Kitase and Motomu Toriyama have expressed interest in developing a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII should the oppertunity arise, as well as admitting they aren’t sure as to whether or not there will be a FFXV.
Chatting during a launch event for the game in France, the pair revealed that if a sequel was developed, they’d like to tweak a couple of things concerning the game’s story.
That is, providing FFXIII sells well enough: “That depends on how well the game sells in the West,” one of the pair was quoted saying.
“In the past three years we worked both on the world and on the various systems. Creating these systems isn’t very glamorous and can frankly be a bit boring. If we could do a XIII-2, we could direct all our attention to the story and refine what we have already built.”
Elsewhere, the team also addressed the possibility of a Final Fantasy XV, revealing they weren’t sure if such a game would materialise – again, it would ultimately depend on sales of FFXIII.
“We do not know if there will be a XV. This depends a lot on the success of XIII. Also, it is difficult to pinpoint elements that are typical Final Fantasy."
“They are mostly invisible: part of the DNA of the game, that everyone recognizes as typical Final Fantasy. But if there is a XV, I hope the way we wrote our characters carries over. We strived to create believable people of flesh and blood. They are not robots. And they are not super heroes. I hope this humanity is something we will see again.”
Slow down boys, folk are barely scratching the surface of FFXIII yet – which, by the way, we very much enjoyed.