Final Fantasy X and X-2 producer Yoshinori Kitase reflects on his past work

With remastered versions of these RPG classics available on PlayStation Now, Yoshinori Kitase shares development secrets.

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Magog633d ago

Is it just me or has their been a lot of inside info about Square-Enix coming from Sony lately? Along with the amount of console exclusives its hard not to think a buyout may be imminent...

lonewolf10633d ago

Nice links, nothing to say a buyout is happening, so just you.

Snookies12633d ago

Square-Enix has always had a good relationship with Sony. Nothing really new here, honestly.

pietro1212633d ago

Sony and Square always had a close relationship. Remember before Enix purchased Square, Sony helped Square out when they were facing bankruptcy after The spirits Within flopped in the box office.

Knightofelemia633d ago (Edited 633d ago )

Sony had an 18.6% stake in SquareSoft because they were going broke due to the Final Fantasy Spirits Within tanking in the theater. When KH and FFX started making a profit for SquareSoft the merger between Enix and Squaresoft took place. After the merger between SquareSoft and Enix Sony sold off some of their shares and they own 8.2% of SquareEnix. Sony would have to cough up mad cash to purchase SquareEnix Sony's Playstation side has to go through a chain of command. Sony as a company isn't like Microsoft whip out a cheque book and away we pay. And for Sony to cough up that that kind of mad cash to buy a big company like SquareEnix the other branches of Sony would most likely have to take a vote on a big purchase such as that. A smaller studio say like Bluepoint yes the Playstation side could get away with purchasing. But SquareEnix would be like the Zenimax purchase for Sony all other branches would have to vote.

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Flawlessmic633d ago

Would love a ffx remake, make it happen square enix!

Name Last Name633d ago

FFX is still pretty modern. If anything, I would expect a remake of VI after VII.

Magog633d ago

After 7 is a long long time from now. We only just left Midgar.

FinalFantasyFanatic632d ago

Nah, FFX holds up really well today and doesn't need a remake, a remaster at best is all it needs.

People should hope for older games to get remakes (Pre-PS2, the PS1/N64/Nes/Snes/Sega Genesis/Dreamcast/ect... are more worthy of remakes than PS2 era games). I find it really puzzling when fairly modern games get remakes or when people call for them (e.g. Life is Strange, that game did not need a remake).


20 Best Games of 2001

It’s been 20+ years since the time that gave us Mulholland Drive and “Bootylicious”, meaning this look at the best games of 2001 is going to make some of you feel very old very quickly.

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mskaline72d ago

alot of great memories here : )


FFX and FFX-2 Do Not Need a Sequel

As a complete duology, Final Fantasy X and X-2 just do not need a sequel. These games provided us with satisfying conclusions to the characters' journeys and meaningfully wrapped up their arcs. And after the terrible way -Will- presented its narrative, feeling more like an attempt to capitalize on the previous game's success than a well-crafted and meaningful sequel, that's all the more reason to just let FFX be what it already is. Any further attempts to force a sequel will only diminish the legacy and impact of Final Fantasy X and X-2.

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Snookies12122d ago (Edited 122d ago )

If they do another one, I'd really like to see more of a focus on the connection to FF VII. Since it was confirmed that they take place in the same world. Let's just keep the pop star element out of it for the next one... I really enjoyed X-2 as a game, but man that decision for Yuna and Rikku's character direction wasn't the right choice.

shinoff2183120d ago

The connection to 7 would be dope af. I can even begin to think how'd they do it. I mean storywise and stuff I know about the Shinra stuff and everything. I'd be down with a 10 3

-Foxtrot120d ago (Edited 120d ago )



It wasn't supposed to be taken seriously

"This story is a bit of a joke. When we created FFX-2, we wanted to create something, a totally new world. Except that when I created it, I realized that it looked a lot like FFVII ... But without realizing it. Afterwards, when it was officially said in Ultimania, it took a completely gigantic proportion when it was just an anecdote"

Thank God anyway

It's better when each FF is a different Universe

Snookies12120d ago (Edited 120d ago )

Except, it is canonically connected in the VII Remake. There's a Shinra character in X-2, who is actually shown in a picture on the wall in the Shinra HQ in Remake. Meaning at the very least, X and VII share the same world in the Remake version.

CrimsonWing69120d ago


I thought they said that was just a joke:

―It’s a sequel to VII?!!
Kitase: “No, that was halfway a joke. However, in FFVII’s ending, Holy was supposed to settle things, then it’s suddenly ‘500 years later,’ and there’s been nothing like a sequel for it. There’s room to fill in that gap. There’s room for imagination. Since Nojima-san and Toriyama-san have worked together since then, talk that it could be possible with those staff members built up for a moment.”

―So, how did talk of it as a sequel to VII come up?
Nojima: “I felt that VII and X had a relatively connected feeling, that VII has an essence there.”

―Ehh, so VII and X are connected?
Nojima: “No, there isn’t much to it. For example, what happens when people die is fundamentally the same in my mind. I wrote both stories following the same idea. At times, other thoughts pop up, though. Pyreflies are green here and there, and other colors besides.”


I think they were just having fun and making a gag out of it.

Name Last Name120d ago

@Snookies12 those are just easter eggs

-Foxtrot120d ago


Easter eggs man nothing more

Like I said it's better for them to have their own Universe then being connected

I mean think about it...FFVII and FFX are completely different outside of those small little things, the worlds are like Night and Day

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Flawlessmic122d ago

Nope but I sure would love a remake of ffx, my fav ff game along with 9.

JokerBoy129120d ago

Oh man, never thought I'd see someone with the same favorites as me lol. We're supposedly getting a remake of 9 at some point. I'm hoping we get something new from the FFX universe.

shinoff2183120d ago

I cannot wait for the remake of 9. It's got me pumped and it's not even official. Ff9 is damn near perfect imo

Abnor_Mal120d ago (Edited 120d ago )

I just saw a video about a rumor that Sony may have secured the rights for FF9 exclusivity for some possible remake.


Skip ahead to the 2:30 mark

Okay didn’t see others already said it

gold_drake122d ago

technically, they already do. in form of a novel and audio thing.

but .. i dunno. ive always wanted a prequel with the three guys.

not sure what else there is to tell about Spira.

shinoff2183120d ago

Sorry for the spoiler if true

Is it true if you complete x2 100 percent tides comes back in some way. I never 100 percented it.

Name Last Name120d ago

Yes, the Fayth ask Yuna if she wants to see him and they dream him up again.