John McCarroll
Final Fantasy Director Says Eidos-Developed Games Possible
It's still just a possibility though.
10.28.13 - 9:43 PM

Speaking with Lightning Returns director Motomu Toriyama and gameplay director Yuji Abe, OXM UK revealed that there was a possibility of a western-developed Final Fantasy.

"Obviously, Square Enix bought out Eidos a number of years ago, and now we have direct access to American development teams," Abe told OXM. "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."

Toriyama is very clear that this would require a perfect storm, though. "The whole thing about the Final Fantasy series is that for every iteration, for every game we do, we have a very different game. So the development team is also different very time, so that there's different ideas and different concepts driving it. So obviously within that framework, having a very different type of team could work. So if we got the right team of people, it could produce something very interesting in the end," said Toriyama to OXM.

While there isn't much in the way of concrete details, it's still tantalizing to think that perhaps the team behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution might get their hands on Ivalice or one of the other Final Fantasy worlds.


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