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Final Fantasy XV Development Time 'Hopefully' Shorter

Final Fantasy XV Development Time 'Hopefully' Shorter

Written by Darryl — 25 Aug 2010

Well, I said I got some interesting nuggets from my conversation with Yoshinori Kitase, but I bet you never thought you guys would be hearing anything about Final Fantasy XV, right?

Well, I was speaking to him about how main series titles have slightly longer development cycles now, and he explained why exactly that is:

"Obviously we now have consoles with much better specifications. The graphical quality we should target at is a lot higher, so it takes a long time to achieve that quality," said Kitase-san.

He went on to say "And Final Fantasy XIII, for example, was the first ever numbered Final Fantasy for Xbox 360 and PS3, so we really wanted to make it absolutely perfect and it took a long time to make it perfect. But maybe next time around we need a much shorter time."

Naturally when I heard him say that last bit, I jumped on him like a rabid terrier! I really wanted to find out more about it, so I asked if that meant the next main series came would have a shorter development cycle.

He laughed and says "Yes, yes, hopefully!".


Darryl was playing Final Fantasy before he was even born - quite a feat! Often very opinionated on the Final Fantasy franchise, you will often find him musing about small details. Feel free to follow him on Twitter.