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Final Fantasy XV Rumored To Be The Most Expensive Square Enix Game

An unofficial Final Fantasy XV twitter source posted a tweet that the game is expected to be the most expensive project developed by the Square Enix team. The game has been in production for 8 years now and earlier this month its been confirmed that voice over work is yet to begin.

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Snookies12850d ago

Good, I hope they make a masterpiece again, on par with the older titles in the series.

Nitrowolf2850d ago

I don't think it's so much "It's so expensive because we are doing some amazing stuff", more of it's been in development for such a long time (what almost 8 years?) that it's costing a lot. I never take "most expensive" as a good or bad sign.

Snookies12850d ago

I don't either, I'm just very hopeful with this game because it's being headed by Nomura. Loved the Kingdom Hearts games, and I think he could very well do something amazing with Final Fantasy.

Irishguy95850d ago (Edited 850d ago )

I think it's both. Definitely the latter more so than the former though haha. Geez, even after the need to completely rebuild FF14 they say FFXV is more expensive. Although I suppose they did start rebuilding it for next gen.

Not having voice overs isn't really a big deal...but..well...the CG in the trailers have had voice overs since the 2011 one?...confuses me a bit.

But yeah, this game may be the largest project ever. I mean just looking at the trailer and knowning that everything in it is real time? Nothing is 'backround' like alot of games. Flying across that city in the latest trailer when you get your Airship will be phenomenal.

@Below. It's no voices 'yet'. As in, they haven't put them in the game yet. Voice overs =/= Voice acting. The Voice overs are done last in dev process. VA has obviously started as it's been in the trailers for ages now. BUt we haven't seen the characters speaking 'in game' yet. Only Voice over the trailer.

guitarded77850d ago

Yeah, it's been a long time, and an expensive process, but at least it got moved to next gen and completely re-branded from XIII.

DVAcme850d ago

Well said. It's like if Sony suddenly said that the Last Guardian is their most expensive game ever. Everyone would wonder why they've invested so much money on a project that's been in development hell so long.

AnotherProGamer850d ago

They game didn't go into full production until late 2011 because most of the team were helping the other teams on FFXIII and FFXIV

FarEastOrient850d ago

I wonder how well it's going to do in comparison to other extremely large budgeted $200+ million games like GTA V and SWTOR. I'm still pinning my hopes on this game.

abzdine850d ago

unfortunately most expensive doesn't mean better

redwin850d ago

Does anybody remember any game that took 10 years to make and was good ? Sometimes the vision gets lost. I wish they go back to the roots, I want more gaming and less movie also reading the interaction is more immersive than the voice over. I just want this game out, I don't want to be a grandparent when this game finally comes out. Sony is notorious for delays.

levian850d ago

This game does look really amazing, but I hope this doesn't turn into another "Spirit's Within" situation.

hay850d ago (Edited 850d ago )

They're making this game for so long I'm actually expecting someone from Square stating that they did initial Versus drafts and designs in Early Paleolith but stone's bit density was too low and they were waiting for the right technology to happen.

kreate849d ago

if they don't sell 10 million units.
they gonna blame the gamers for it.

gonna see another tomb raider situation.

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iamtehpwn850d ago (Edited 850d ago )

I don't really see how this is much of a rumor, I don't think any company can survive developing nearly 10 years of 1 triple AAA open world RPG without taking a massive hit. With that said FFXV is going to sell big time. If FFXIII can sell 6 million, I'm willing to bet FFXV can push 6-10 million just due to the anticipation alone.

vishmarx850d ago

as crappy as it was,
the trilogy sold over 10 million.
if this games is half as good as hyped upto be (airships , world map n all)
itll do that in a heartbeat.
only thing is, the release will have to wait till atleast 20 million ps4s have been sold.
which will take quite some time.
Im thinking fall 2015 release

iWishTifaWasReal850d ago

LOL THEY HAVE TO. otherwise, if this fails (in quality not Financially) NO ONE WILL WAIT FOR THE NEXT FF (which is prolly FF16) to be released. not waiting another 10 yrs.

My prediction for FF15 release date is in either Q1 or Q4 of 2015. heck makes perfect sense cuz its called Final Fantasy 15. 2015 it is -,-

DVAcme850d ago

So it's gonna be an open-world RPG that's gonna be competing with The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.

Lol, yeah, good luck.

gano850d ago

dvacme those games u named is piss garbage

MrSwankSinatra850d ago (Edited 850d ago )

@DVAcme First Off Final Fantasy XV will be competing with The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 is not gonna be released the same year the witcher is. secondly the witcher & final fantasy appeal to two different audiences. keep reaching...

Godmars290850d ago

If Square has taught anyone anything, especially with the first FF14, its that expensive does not equal quality. Much less a well thought out plot with involving characters.

Magicite850d ago

very looking forward for this game

abzdine850d ago

Nomura is mainly a very brilliant character designer. I don't know how good he is at taking care of a huge project as big as a main FF cause i think so far he has only been involved in chara design.

Delsin22846d ago

Seems like 5 ppl don't want a masterpiece of a game rather they'd prefer something crap

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mikel1015850d ago

If that's true, then it's guaranteed to underperform in their eyes, like Tomb Raider but even more expensive

Outside_ofthe_Box850d ago (Edited 850d ago )

I doubt it will under perform. This game has been anticipated since it's inception. You can say that FF has a bad rep currently but that's only due to FF13. Fans and haters of FF13 are both looking forward to FF15 which is a huge difference compared to the recent FFs where only fans of 13 are purchasing it which are among the minority of all FF fans and yet the game still breaks the millions mark in sales. As long as this game is good, meaning little to no bad reviews so that people don't cancel pre-orders and whatnot, this game will have the biggest debut of any Final Fantasy game.

Afterlife850d ago

With Final Fantasy, they can sell alot of XV merchandise.
It won't be a total loss and a cheaper to make sequal is guaranteed.

Midori850d ago

I would believe it based on how long it's been in development, the game's scope, and since Square-Enix has funded rather costly titles like the recent Tomb Raider. I'll be more interested in seeing if it can actually make money based on the current reputation of the series and how many sales Tomb Raider needed just to break even.

KingKelloggTheWH850d ago

This is very likely, Nomura's vision for the game is Huge.It takes everything from the Classic Final Fantasys and brings them to modern tech.That is an expensive task.

My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante850d ago

And their next game after this will be this most expensive game. Then the one that comes after that will be their new most expensive game.

Why is this news?

denisx04850d ago (Edited 850d ago )

This game has been in production for 8 years...

Silly gameAr850d ago

Why do people keep asking "why is this news" in articles? You don't have to read it you know?