Right now, Final Fantasy XV is set to release sometime next year. The wait is almost over -- but is that a cause for celebration, or alarm?
I just want it to get out of the way, so we can see what XVI will be like.
I second that. I'm worried that XV will be plagued by the l'Cie/fal'Cie stuff that crippled the XIII games/Type-0 (IMO), but even if it is there? XVI has a perfect chance to start over. All the way over. No baggage, no expectations. Guess we'll find out twenty years from now. ;)
Lcie/falcie stuff wasn't the problem with XIII. The main creator was the problem. Type 0 also had Fal cie and Lcie and it was fine.
10 year production cycle, dramatic shifts in direction... I worry that after a decade of waiting it'll be a letdown like 13.
Very possible. But maybe a miracle will happen, and one of those directorial shifts will make XV amazing. Who knows?
In the worst case scenario, it'll still be better than XIII... No Hope and Vanille in XV! :p
We should be worried about how long it takes to develop a mainline Final Fantasy game FFXII: 2000-2006 FFXIII: 2004-2009 FFXIV: 2005-2010 FFXV: 2006-2016 Its takes anywhere from 5, 6 or even 10 years to develop modern mainline FF games. This will only increase with each further installment because the production values of each game has to traditionally outdo the game it precedes. Imagine how long it'll take to develop FFXVI. Only the sequels to mainline games get relevatively short development time because they reuse various assets instead of building everything from scratch. It makes Dragon Quest really the polar opposite. DQXI, a mainline title, got announced this year and is expected next year. Such a thing is unheard of for Final Fañtasy.
Man, I didn't know the turnaround for DQ was going to be that fast. Well, I guess they've been working on it for a while and only just showed it off, but there's a lesson in there that the FF guys could stand to learn, huh?
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