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Final Fantasy Changing After XIII, But Not In Style

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Final Fantasy is unlikely to see many changes as our Exclusive interview posted yesterday made clear, but speaking with the European PlayStation Blog FF XIII producer, Yoshinori Kitase, and director, Motomu Toriyama have said that Square Enix will be looking to change the way in which it makes its games in the future so as to avoid the long delays in bringing this game to market.

Last month Square Enix president Yoichi Wada claimed that Final Fantasy would be changing after this game, but Kitase and Toriyama think that will only mean changes to the way in which they are produced. “If you consider that during Final Fantasy XIII’s development, at peak time the team consisted of over 300 people,” they said. “It was a huge team, plus it took a several long years to get the game finished. So, if Mr Wada meant that we would never make another Final Fantasy title with the similar number of people, taking as long as FFXIII did, we would agree.”

“Obviously in the future we want to be much more efficient. Having worked on XIII, we feel that we have got much better at making good games for high definition consoles. In the future our teams will be smaller and more effectively run. We suspect that is what Mr Wada meant by his statement.”

Perhaps there are some crossed wires at Square Enix at the moment?

Via EA PlayStation Blog




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