Final Fantasy XI Developers Talk Next MMO, WoW - Fan Festival 2007 Event Recap

As part of an in-depth report debuting on Gamasutra today, the creators of the Final Fantasy XI series have been discussing both their next MMO and reaction to the worldwide success of World Of Warcraft, hinting at things to come.

Gamasutra: Do you eventually plan on a whole new Final Fantasy MMO? Or is it going to be eternally XI, the magic online number?

Square Enix: As you might already know, members from the current FFXI team are working on a next generation MMO, but it still hasn't been decided whether that's going to be a game in the FF series, a continuation, or a totally new game. We are working on it, but it hasn't been decided that far yet.

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Skerj3950d ago

I'd love to see them take FF online into one of the futuristic FF worlds. Also I remember the concept video of FFXI when it was just called Final Fantasy Online for PlayOnline and it looked damn cool, I hope they realize the ambitions from that in the next game. I've been tempted to install FFXI on my PS3 but I already have the PC version.

CRIMS0N_W0LF3950d ago

I am looking foward to next gen MMO from them. Hopefully they take ideas of action form versus because battle system got repetitive after some time.

FantasyFreak13950d ago

If they make a continuation of FFXI, it will ruin them IMO. I have played Final Fantasy XI for 3 years and as I agree it is a wonderful game (or I wouldn't have played it for 3 years "hehe") if there was a continuation of it it wouldn't be that great or they would have to change it too much.
The changes and gimps they are bringing to it now aren't (awesome) but I can live. However, a new Final Fantasy game online would be terrific! Square needs to bring back some of the old style of RPG as well. Random battles created Final Fantasy and they should stick with it!

The Milkman3950d ago

Yea I played FFXI online for about 2 years now. Im giving it a break for this winter being with all the new game releases. I dont have much time to look for a pt and skill up with them and play the new released games.

That would be cool to see a new MMO from SQUARE but on the othere hand all my work on there current MMO would feel like it went down the drain lol...

Groo3950d ago

I've spent 2 and a half years of my life addicted to the crack cocaine that is FFXI. I have been off of FFXI (crack cocaine) for 2 years now. I will never touch it again =P