CC: Square Enix developer Akitoshi Kawazu has said that he wants the Final Fantasy series to last forever.
I epect at the next E3 Square is going to announce FF 15 & FF 15 versus.
Can you imagine how good FF 100 could look like :P
Considering the jump from FFXII to XIII imagine how XV would look like ; p
I don't think i can see XIV on the current gen. But it would be an awesome launch title for the 520 or PS4!
I personally can't wait for FF 30 for lols with the roman numerals.
The list of FF games makes me laugh. So many!
Uuh XIV is coming out in 2010 for PS3 and PC. Where were you when the trailer was put out at E3? Heck there is even an official website for it and everything lol. Square even said 15 will be out in about 2 years after 13, so late 2012 I'm guessing we can expect it.
they might want to rethink the "final" part of their naming scheme.
lol If they want to last forever I'm OK with that only if they don't MILK the franchise ala COD I'm Not saying a FF-FPS "Final Fantasy Modern Crisis Core at war" XP
Great news for US, despite the fact that square has lost some of their charm, the FF series is still the greatest RPG series of all time, I really do hope it lasts forever, now give me a HD FFX you kindly chaps
That shouldn't be hard to do considering every FF always has a new cast of characters and storyline... But I always wonder if the first final fantasy game was suppose to be the first and last judging by the title and all?!....
Well there's a few stories about where the name came from, Sakaguchi said it was intended to be their last game as they were going out of business but Uematsu had a different story and Kawazu, who is the guy in the article said they decided on the initials FF and the word Fantasy would be in the name before they picked Final, due to the fact that they had a game called Deep Dungeon before it... or something weird like that.
If they keep taking so long to make their next installments, it probably will last forever! We'll probably see FF15 in the year 2025...lol! Just kidding guys!
Does anyone else find that statement ironic?
@ darthv72 I'm going to assume you don't know why the series is called Final Fantasy, look it up it's quite interesting. I see no reason for them to think otherwise about FF. Every game in the series has offered more entertainment per dollar than any other game I've ever owned.
Shouldn't or wouldn't it be better to change the name to Forever Fantasy? Forever Fantasy or even Fantasy Forever. ^.`
More like rethinking the policy of reopening a story. Reopening and expanding the worlds these Final fantasies take place on.
*indian tear comes down Sakaguchi's face* I wonder what would happen if he was still working on FF
Final Fantasy 100???? Oh it hurts my brain to imagine what technology will be like when it releases.
"Shouldn't or wouldn't it be better to change the name to Forever Fantasy? Forever Fantasy or even Fantasy Forever. ^.`" the story is (i think) that the original Final Fantasy was the last game they were making before Squaresoft were going to shut down, but I think that game actually saved them.
Considering the time they take to make a FF, we'll be looking at holo-deck technology or Martix level interfacing by 20.
The Never Ending Fantasy
Of course they do its GOLD MINE. Just like Bungie with Halo, except each game is differnt and decent unlike Halo where each game gets worse than the last.
FFXIII will be awesome!
i hear that man..
i have no qualms
Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. Square Enix will continue to produce games that the public wants, and it often measures the public response to games by way of sales, not even by reviews. So, as of now, the Final Fantasy series looks to continue to be a heavy seller. So SE will make FF games, at least the full-scale games for consoles, for now and probably for a few more iterations. But eventually, the fandom for FF is going to diminish or move on to something else. It is inevitable. What seems unstoppable now may end up disappearing in the future. I don't expect Poke'mon to last forever, nor Halo. I remember a time when Power Rangers was all the rage, and now it's slowly fading away. I'm not bashing Final Fantasy, btw, just stating the obvious.
Disagree. Completely. It's not going to last for the rest of time, sure. But it'll last for so many gaming generations and human generations to come.
Ha ha! Did you just compare Final Fantasy to the Power Rangers? Son, you're all right. On topic, I will buy single player FF games for as long as Square makes them.
Final Fantasy games will essentially last forever in the gaming world. The only way they would die is if Square Enix goes under and the rights aren't in someone else's hands or RPGs go out of style. Neither of those are likely to happen. Square Enix knows that Final Fantasy is one of their biggest series, and they will make sure that they don't screw it up. Also the name Final Fantasy is just simply that, a name. Take any good RPG they make and slap that name, a chocobo, and Cid in it and voila you have a Final Fantasy game.
Yes, the franchise "final fantasy" will not last forever, eventually, people will be sick of it, and SE will be forced to end it with a final final fantasy game, possibly called "forever fantasy" to get the hype going again. That game will be HUGE, bigger than all the final fantasies combined, it marks the end of series...... But of course, SE will continue to make great RPGs, so the name changing is just all about the money. If they do it right and the last final fantasy is indeed the best one of the whole series, people will start begging for another final fantasy, just like how they're begging for a FFVII remake now. When the time is right, they can revive the franchise and release "forever fantasy 2". Money money money, so easy. I should totally run the game company.
I'll wait and see how FF 13 turns out first before I'll ask for anymore
You'll wait and see?! Ya, because 20+ years of brilliance for a gaming series would make anyone hesitant when a new game is about to arrive.
All good things come to an end...
Square Enix: We want to milk the hell out of Final Fantasy forever
How long ago was the last FF game, 4 years? I'd hardly call that milking, I suppose blizzard is milking diablo, you know, cos 1 game every 10 years is just plain greedy!
How the hell are they milking the franchise? Every new game in the series is met with amazing reviews and stellar sales. The FF series has never let me down and I'm looking forward to playing each new installment in the series for a long time.
... before you ask such a stupid question. You want proof? F***in look at THIS! http://www.gamefaqs.com/sea... Dynasty Warriors was accused of milking a franchise, and they don't even come CLOSE to this! Now both of you be quiet.
Hey Enigma how about next time you attempt to correct me you actually bring valid points to your argument. The term "Milking a Franchise" is completely negated if said Franchise produces nothing but AAA titles pertaining to the series. Please oh Please wise Enigma explain to me which FF game resulted in SS/SE milking the franchise. Plus how many of those listed are Ports on multiple systems, mygod you're ignorant. Seriously, we're going on 23 years now since the series started and we're only on FF13.
Did you not click the link at all? Do you not THINK? Ports to multiple systems... smells like milking to me... and you assume EVERY Final Fantasy based or related game was an instant winner... what planet are you from, and when are you going back? My god, you really DIDN'T pay attention to that list, did you? There, my child. I have bestowed upon you my wisdom. Go forth, and show people that you are no longer as dumb as that post made you out to be. PS: Being called ignorant by an ignorant person really hurts my feelings. I think I'm going to go cry now.
You still haven't pointed out to me which game in the FF series you find flawed and thus results in the franchise being milked. Please explain to me how a game being ported to multiple platforms is milking a franchise. So I take it you're 100% against multiplatform games? The whole point to gaming is entertainment. Porting to multiple platforms ensures more people have the ability to experience a specific game. Oh and you're still ignorant, first because you made such a silly point and two because you're reply didn't counter anything that I said previously.
dchalfont: Assuming one doesn't count FF spin off games such as Crisis Core and Dirge or Cerberus? Do we include the FFXI expansions? Or games like Dissida? How about Chrystal Chronicles on DS, which I think there might be more than one of? I suppose Dirge doesn't count since based on its release date it was only being WORKED on at the same time as FFXI expansions and FFXII. This is putting aside the fact that we found out about FFXIV how long before FFXIII came out and then there's Versus XIII and at least one re-release of an older FF game that I can think of. Milking Final Fantasy? Oh no, course not. Limited_Vertigo: You say he doesn't make a valid point and you asked how they were milking the franchise and then he provided a link to more FF games than you can shake a stick at. As I already stated, there's a game with the term "FF" slapped on it coming out every time you turn your head. Whether they are good games or not is irrelevant to the point that Square Enix releases something related to FF more often than some people visit the rest room. You have created an arbitrary standard that basically states that so long as they are making good games they're not milking a franchise and you then demand that evidence be produced that meets this arbitrary standard. As far as 'all' of the FF games being AAA titles? No, sorry, that's not true either. http://www.gamerankings.com... Admittedly some of those are quite old now, would you like to create another arbitrary standard as to how far back we should go to check the validity of "All FF games are AAA titles"?
... I can't help it if you were too "ignorant" to notice... ; )
No I don't want it to last forever its already to many, at least just give it a new name or something.
Final Fantasy isn't a case of dragged and overdone franchise because each titles are completely separate and independant. There's no problem with wanting it to last forever. "Final Fantasy" is basically synonymous with "Our Next RPG". It's just a title
... why call any of them Final Fantasy?
they could easily make the series "last forever".
It will be less than 3.5 years since FF12 when 13 comes out, I don't see that as a long wait. It takes time to make a game worthy of the FF name and the time off allows us gamers to look forward and cherish the next installment even more. I guess in the age of Halo and COD people have grown impatient.
Quite ironic considering the title of the series suggests there should only have been 1 game.
What was lost in translation was: "So we can make even more money!"
at longs I can play it on console of choice. ;D
The only way Final Fantasy will last a long time is if they do not screw up the franchise and win back the support of their fans if I remeber there were alot of articles on here and how they made the fans angry. FF13 and VS13 can fix the rep they lost over the years an go back to the Squaresoft days then yes Final Fantasy will be here for a long time
As long as they keep making them high quality with innovative changes and improvements to gameplay, story, graphics and so on, they keep em coming!
how about you do this square enix FIRE Yochi Wada tell Enix to F*** off and bring back Squaresoft
I so would. F&#k Wada, that piece of [email protected]&t.
Oh man... old squaresoft... cries* You couldn't be more right~! :D
Im tired of all the shooters. I want some good old FF games. Shooters are making me sick to my stomach. Everything this gen is a shooter!
I agree with the to many shooters.
Final Fantasy won't die, simply because it isn't a constant rehash of elements. It always involve different characters,story and style. Well maybe not style since we keep getting pretty boy-girls that has ppl who don't like rpgs confused
As long as they're good.
the thing about (final)in final fantasy is that it's supposed to be the final adventure or story arch of the first game since each title is different and not one story continuing forever plus that was originaly the title for the first game and they problably didn't think they'ed make another game after that atlease not 13 of them but that meaning changed when they made FFx-2 so now i can see were that title dosn't make sense unless they call it (forever fantasy)!
More flops from S-E.
With that many iterations, imagine how westernised it will all look I think what Square is saying is they dearly want FF to last forever in that it seems the only Japanese RPG that has a good chance of selling these days - it's fair point This growing trend of japanese devs changing design to a point so that it's more likely to appeal to western audience is a worrying one, but it does look the way considering western games are generally less sh!t than they once were.We can at last make RPG's that hold there own and in many instances now exceed what the japanese did so well
so they should just call it eternal fantasy instead of final...
Me: I want Final Fantasy to last forever
They need to ramp up development...and get some better stories...( bubbles)
Should rename the series to "Infinite Fantasy" =p