Gary Swaby at The Koalition writes: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII marked the end of the XIII series, and with Final Fantasy XIV being an MMO it means the re-purposed Versus XIII is next on the agenda as Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV is based in the Fabula Nova Crystallis world, which means it shares some form of continuity with the FFXIII series. However, It is confirmed to play completely different to the XIII series as well as adopting an entirely new cast of characters.
It's clear that Final Fantasy XIII left a bad taste in everyone's mouth, becoming the most hated Final Fantasy series by both fans and newcomers. Final Fantasy XV has the opportunity to boost the series' appeal back to popularity, and with the footage already released it looks like Square Enix are on the right track. But what exactly do we want from the game?