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Final Fantasy Versus XIII or Final Fantasy XV as it’s known now has been in development since 2006 although seemingly on a back burner as majority of the staff worked on other Square Enix titles. In an interview with Videogamer, Producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed that Final Fantasy XV is now a “very high priority” for the company and is “quite far into development”.
We can’t give too much information but certainly looking at Final Fantasy XV, it’s not as if it’s in competition with Kingdom Hearts 3 for resources or anything like that,
It’s quite far into development now and it is being given a very high priority within the company itself, but that doesn’t mean Kingdom Hearts isn’t.
Both Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV were announced in quick succession at Sony’s E3 conference with both games in development for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Along with Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III fans have been requesting a Final Fantasy XII HD remaster like they did with Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD, but Square Enix wants fans to show significant demand first.
Kitase also clarified that although Final Fantasy XV got a name change as it moved to the next generation of consoles most of the game’s lore is the same as before. Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Final Fantasy Type-0 (previously known as Agito) and Final Fantasy XIII are part of a Fabulla Nova Crystallis mythology.
Right from the start when we first it announced it as Versus XIII, the game itself was backed up by the same Crystal legend: the Fabulla Nova Crystallis mythology that underpins the whole of the XIII series,
So even though it’s not necessarily the same universe or the same game, they’re all linked and underpinned by the backdrop of that legend. Now it’s moved on – obviously the title’s been changed to Final Fantasy XV – but that hasn’t actually changed. The story and the world is still going to be linked and backed up by that. So yes, there is the link between XIII and XV, and they both share that mythology as a backdrop and a starting point.
Well this is certainly good and expected news, hopefully both Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III don’t take too long now, the wait is getting unbearable. Check out the full interview at the source link at the start of the article.