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Lightning Returns' director says that Square Enix has discussed having one of the company's Eidos studios develop a Final Fantasy game.
In an interview with OXM, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII gameplay director Yuji Abe said, "Obviously, Square Enix bought out Eidos a number of years ago, and now we have direct access to American development teams," observed Abe. "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."
Currently, Eidos only has one studio based in America, Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics. It does, however, have other western studios, including Eidos Montreal and I/O Interactive in Denmark.
[Source: OXM via Gamespot]
Our Take:If you would have told me a decade ago that there was a chance there would be a Final Fantasy game developed by Crystal Dynamics, I would have said you were crazy. Still, times change and I think it's good that Square Enix is at least considering trying out new things with
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I'm down if you are Square.
just let them do a remake of final fantasy 7 if square don't wanna do it gameinformer ask them maybe they will consider it
Well, I'm not a FF fanboy, so if you are please forgive me when I say that I'd like to see this.
I'd play it.
I enjoy Final Fantasy, and I am open to the idea of an American-based studio developing one.
Personally, I think a western FF game has serious potential. I've heard complaints that FF is both growing stale as a JRPG and straying too far from its roots as a FF game, and I think having a western developer give the classic FF formula a shot could potentially solve both problems, especially if old school FF fans are among the dev teams.
trying new things is what FF was originally built around, Square created an empire by creating unique experiences, their last several offerings have been awful when placed against these ideologies, thankfully they seem to have noticed this and are doing everything they can to get back on track, their fan-service releases of HD packs loaded to the brim with content, FF15's Kingdom Hearts style action RPG gameplay, and now a readiness to utilize every asset at their disposal to create new experiences, this is a very good thing
I guess trying a new thing could be a good idea, considering Square has no idea what they're doing.
Nothing wrong with a little change every now an then. I think this could be a great thing... I'm backing your decision whatever way you wanna go Square.
Give it a shot I would like to see it someday.
Let Eidos Montreal develop it. They're not an American studio, but still.
I know Eidos Montreal is finishing off Thief and are possibly starting the next Deus Ex, but I think they would be a good fit.