Work on Final Fantasy XV Proceeding Smoothly; Final Fantasy X-3 Development Denied and More

Yesterday a few wild rumors appeared on the web about the alleged development of Final Fantasy X-3 and a new Dissidia: Final Fantasy due to an apparent mistranslation or misinterpretation of an article titled “The Truth on 2014’s Rumors” on this week’s issue of the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu, that is now finally on the Japanese newsstands.

The article does indeed mention the two games, but not in the way that was alleged. Producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed that the company isn’t working on Final Fantasy X-3, while the part about a new Dissidia: Final Fantasy simply had Director Mitsunori Takahashi saying that “he’d certainly love to do it,” but no mention is made about actual development.

On the other hand Final Fantasy Series Senior Producer Shinji Hashimoto confirmed that the production of Final Fantasy XV is on track and going smoothly, while Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is now in an advanced stage of development and and is close to be completed.

We also get a confirmation that Nippon Ichi Software is indeed working on a PS4 title scheduled for next year.

The rumor definitely seemed iffy when it appeared, as it was very unlikely to get that kind of confirmation on possible big titles on a piece of that kind. Luckily, now we know the truth.

[Thanks for the tip: Masaru Aoyama]

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  • Dennis Djoenz

    You know I initially bought my PS3 for this game..I bought all my stations purely for FF, but the series seriously failed with FFXIII imo..sigh..

    • alok

      Failed in what way? Please enlighten me.

      • Dennis Djoenz

        Nah it’s just my opinion. I just think the FFXIII universe is unbelievable unappealing to me. When it comes to sales it’s a whole other story I agree.

        • alok

          Did you atleast finish the story? It looks that way when you don’t play the whole game

      • Rob Nevico

        XIII, for all intents and purposes, didn’t feel like Final Fantasy. As a stand alone game, it would have been great. As a Final Fantasy title, it was missing the soul that had been nurtured in the series. Honestly, I love Final Fantasy and I wanted so badly to love the game, but it just didn’t have the same hold on me as all the entries prior to it.

        • Jecht_Sin

          To me FF XIII has more FF soul than FF XII. So, how do we do now? :p

  • AliSleeq

    So like, proceeding smoothly enough that a FFXIII-4 won’t be necessary?

    • Anime10121

      It has already been stated countless times that LR was the end of the XIII saga :/

      • AliSleeq

        You don’t do sarcasm do you 🙂

        • Anime10121

          This is the internet, statements like that dont emit any sarcasm radars unless theres an emoticon or blatant “hints” of sarcasm….

          That just looked like a standard statement, there are no hints of sarcasm in that post

          • AliSleeq

            That’s… the point of sarcasm :/

          • Anime10121

            Still you can usually tell if someones being sarcastic by wording or (in person…tone)

          • NL37


          • Anime10121

            I searched, but couldnt find one available.. how bout yours 🙂

  • Sasori Nagashi

    Thank every religion’s diety/s that there is no FFX-3 plans. X-2, X-2.5 and X -will have been cancerous to the resplendent glory of X

  • Trim Dose

    awesome can’t wait to 2020 to get this game!!!!

  • Jecht_Sin

    Too bad. I actually started to hope in a possible FF X-3! To fix the FF X-2 story and.. who knows! Play as Lord Braska, Auron and obviously Jecht!!


  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Good to know FFXV is going nicely…just remember to show it at E3!! As for KH 2.5 HD ReMIX, they better show that at E3 also. I hope that comes by the end of this year or Q1 2015.

  • Galen Nycroft

    I’m so happy that FFXV is proceeding smoothly, and only 8 years after Versus was announced! #PROGRESS!

    And I’m so happy cause I’m a Gummi Bear..GUMMI BEAR!