Besides the ever lingering smelly rumor of a Final Fantasy VII remake, what do you think is the most persistent rumor that Final Fantasy producer Yoshinori Kitase has to answer? Final Fantasy X-3 sounds like a game a lot of people want to play, but sadly, it is not currently in development.
Kitase is one of many Japanese developers to speak out to Famitsu in a recent edition to shoot down or confirm lingering rumors about the series they produce. Kitase denies that Final Fantasy X-3 is in development, shattering the dreams of many who want to dive back into the tropical paradise of Spira again.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy director Mitsunori Takahashi had slightly better news confirming his interest in making another entry in the Final Fantasy fighting spin-off series.
Last but not least, Square Enix confirmed that development for Final Fantasy XV has been “going well” as it enters its eighth year of production, and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 REmix will have a reworked ending as the company prepares for Kingdom Hearts III.
A few other rumors from Level-5 and Capcom were also addressed, but by and large, this was a Square Enix focused piece. I can definitely live without it, but no Final Fantasy X-3 will make some fans upset. How about we let Square Enix focus on making one game at a time while it finds its footing again? Then we can maybe start branching off.
One interesting rumor that went unaddressed was a Final Fantasy XII HD remaster that Square Enix said it would consider if the Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster proved to be successful. Now that it has been released, and the initial numbers point to it being a hit, only time will tell if Square Enix follows through on its consideration.
Food for thought, Final Fantasy fans. The series has been in the news a lot recently. Is Square Enix and its most popular series back in business or will it continue its decade looking like a stale loaf of bread?