Final Fantasy XVI Should Go Back To Straightforward Fantasy, FFXIV Director Says
Final Fantasy XVI is definitely quite far from release, with Square Enix now focusing on Final Fantasy VII Remake. Naoki Yoshida, director of Final Fantasy XIV, would like to see a different direction for the next main entry in the series.
Speaking at the Final Fantasy XIV Paris Fan Festival, the director has been asked about the next entry in the series. He stated that he would like the game to feature a more straightforward fantasy approach.
First, if you’re asking whether the Final Fantasy series will get another MMO soon, I think the chances are unlikely so long as Final Fantasy XIV is doing well. On that note, personally speaking, I’d like to see a Final Fantasy that is straightforward fantasy, one that doesn’t have much machinery, and with no mecha in it. After all, we’re having trouble with the Garlean Empire being too powerful. Ah, okay, that was a bad joke.
As already mentioned, Square Enix is now focusing on the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Development has been proceeding smoothly, according to the developer, but they have been facing challenges due to the switch to an action battle system.