Let’s file this one under “If not now, then it’s only a matter of time.” It appears as though Final Fantasy XIII-2 director Motomu Toriyama recently told Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu that Square Enix has “something” to announce concerning the last game’s universe. Of course, it could just be more downloadable content for XIII-2, but the supposed last installment of that was already confirmed.
The safe money is on Final Fantasy XIII-3. The second game ended inconclusively, and SE has made it no secret that they plan on getting their money’s worth from Lightning and friends. While cynicism is an understandable reaction to a third side game in a franchise already spread so thin, you have to take into account the story behind the scenes. FF XIII had an extraordinarily expensive development, and the company has to get enough mileage out of the engine and art assets to justify the expenditures. Couple that with the increasing quality of these games, and it maybe this isn’t such a bad thing after all.
Of course, there is one more possibility. We haven’t seen hide nor hair of Final Fantasy Versus XIII in quite some time. The word on the street was that the game was just going to end up as the fifteenth main game instead of a XIII installment, but it’s certainly possible that Square wants to add another title to increasingly convoluted series of games branded with that unlucky number.
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Source: Famitsu via Game Revolution