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Kitase rules out a modern turn based battle system, VIII not getting ported to iOS or PS4 right now

Kitase rules out a modern turn based battle system, VIII not getting ported to iOS or PS4 right now

Written by Brayden — 22 Dec 2017

Yoshinori Kitase, the legendary producer behind the Final Fantasy X and XIII series and right now Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy VII Remake was kind enough to answer some fan questions with Edamame Arcade Channel.

A lot of the answers debunked fan theories but Kitase also ruled out a "truly modern turn based" battle system in a future Final Fantasy.

When asked if Final Fantasy VIII (a game he directed) will get a port to iOS or PlayStation 4, Kitase said "That's a difficult question. I'm saying no, but not ruling it out in the future".

And if they ever found a use for Kimahri, Kitase answered "Yes, he is useful".

You can check out the Q&A in full below along with another video of them having some fun with Kitase.