Should We Be Excited Or Worried About Final Fantasy XV?

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?

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1166d ago Replies(1)
justinprince1166d ago

10 year production cycle, dramatic shifts in direction... I worry that after a decade of waiting it'll be a letdown like 13.

Voltech441166d ago

Very possible. But maybe a miracle will happen, and one of those directorial shifts will make XV amazing. Who knows?

Eiyuuou1166d ago

In the worst case scenario, it'll still be better than XIII... No Hope and Vanille in XV! :p

PhoenixUp1166d ago (Edited 1166d ago )

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.

Voltech441166d ago

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?