I forgot BoF VI was a thing too, I decided to give myself a reminder by look at the official site
. Being as nice as I can, the background music's actually kinda nice and I do like the actual drawn art, but the game itself looks fucking awful and nothing like what Breath of Fire should be. I honestly don't get what they were thinking attaching the name BoF to it.
Side-note: blonde chick's name is Nina so at least they remembered to have that...uh, I guess? It's also supposedly set "thousands of years after the desertification of the world", probably referring to BoF3. Aside from that it's a really lame generic backstory, with the Schwartz Empire (I'm not even joking, that's what they called it...) rising up out of the people struggling to rebuild, subjugating one group at a time. Seems to have a big emphasis on town-building to make supplies for the fight against the Empire, so probably farmville-type social gaming sort of stuff with RPG attached to it, I guess kinda like an online Rune Factory.
Honestly, I bet if they just swapped the aesthetic they'd get a lot more people interested, but just...ugh, yuck. How can they get it so wrong when they've clearly at least looked at the old games, and still have the stones to release it.
Also I don't really see what's so special about the OP article. As someone else mentioned it depends on what exactly he meant because the article is kinda vague (that's some quality journalism, not making it clear), because I don't think it should come as a surprise that DLC or splitting games into episodes etc is going to become more commonplace. Obviously big games will still come out but episodic games arn't exactly rare in the current day.