Final Fantasy X Scenario Writer On The Possibility Of Final Fantasy X-3

By Sato . December 26, 2013 . 2:58am


Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster released today in Japan, along with its Ultimania book. In an interview in the book, Final Fantasy scenario writer Kazushige Nojima mentioned the possibility of a third Final Fantasy X game, reports’s Aibo_AC7.


“If there’s enough demand, then we may possibly see new developments,” says Nojima on the subject of a possible third installment of the Final Fantasy X series. “I would personally like to see a sequel like X-3.”


Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will be available on March 18 in North America and March 21 in Europe for PlayStation 3 and Vita.

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  • [S]unjΔy of Equestria

    The Final Fantasy titles are very confusing…

  • xAtKx

    Part of me wants this to happen while another part doesn’t. :/
    Edit: I actually wouldn’t mind seeing Jecht, Auron, and Braska’s journey.

    • Dagobert

      Theres Brokeback Mountain for that. I don’t think we need a game.

      • Firekitty

        FFX-3: Mount Gagazet.

        I’d play it.

      • 愛憎

        This comment was even better when I inherently read it in Carlton’s voice.

    • Anesia Hunter

      Wouldn’t their journey be FFX-0 then? Anyways, a FFX-3 wouldn’t be a bad idea, since Tidus is back (I doubt they’d continue from X-2’s normal ending.) My question is what the plot would be around. Since Spira is safe, the Eternal Calm will be continuing (as long as the 3 factions don’t go to war) and there’s not much left hidden; what’s left?

      They would have to come up with some serious creativity to make it a success, since Yuna and Tidus’ story ended in X-2 unless they’d plan on picking up the series with Rikku. She’s basically the only one left to roam freely, since everyone else from X are moving on with their lives.

      • Steven Higgins

        Well, in the audio drama that takes place 2 years after the end of X-2, it seems that they are no longer together. Weather it’s because they broke up or something more tragic happened to Yuna, IDK

  • Death Saved

    Id rather have IX-2

    • gangrelion

      second that!

    • icecoffemix

      after X-2, I’d rather not .

      • I find myself wanting to both upvote you because you’re right and downvote you because I don’t want you to be.

      • Death Saved

        Ahh but a sequel to IX was actually planned during production while X-2 was churned out to cash in on X’s popularity.

        • JuhRo

          As long as the main character is swapped. Zidane was way too cheesy and pervy to take seriously. I wanted to dive into the story, but the slow battles and weak lead.. :/ I personally liked Aladdin(Vaan) better– even though he was a blank slate.

          • Death Saved

            I remember them talking about Zidane and Garnet’s kid (no gender was specified) being a possible protagonist.

        • GH56734

          And IX was supposed to have a PC port like VII and VIII that was -again- ready but shelved. (like localizations for Front Mission/Bahamut Lagoon/Final Fantasy V SNES/ Final Fantasy II NES/ Hanjaku Hero DS/ Nanashi no Game/Final Fantasy Type-0/etc etc…)
          IX was developed from the outset as it being NOT part of the newer series direction. In fact, they tried at one point to make it a spin-off rather than a main-numbered game.

          • Ric Vazquez

            I hate it when they shelve games like those

  • icecoffemix

    No, please no, don’t destroy this one anymore.

  • Ryo-kun

    IX-2 please. Or VIII-2.

    • Namuro

      You know what? I actually would like to see IX-2 happening! I love the design of the world, and characters in IX, and I want to see more games based on such fantasy settings.

      I know that FFXI and FFXIV is set in a traditional fantasy world as well, but they don’t feel as unique as the one in IX…

      • Dagobert

        Well I’d hate to see a sequel to IX, but I would love to see a FF game where it feels and looks like a traditional medieval type of fantasy game like IX. Just not a sequel though.

        • Michael Cortorreal

          Like Bravely Default?

          • Dagobert

            I honestly haven’t seen a single screenshot or video of Bravely Default. I have it pre-ordered but yeah I don’t know what it looks like at all. Just never bothered to look it up.

          • Michael Cortorreal

            mmm i wont spoil the fun for you…
            But if ever played Final Fantasy Tactics for Play Station of PSP and you liked Final Fantasy IV to VI on the Super NES then you’re going to love BD

          • Jared Nelson

            Bravely Default never heard of! Could you share a little more about it plz

      • Ryo-kun

        I usually prefer modern and futuristic settings but IX captivated me so much. Well either would be nice. Though I prefer IX myself (it’s the best FF to me)

      • Stephanie

        As long as there’s no voice acting in it.. Dissidia, yikes.

    • Kenny Loh

      No, i don’t want both of them especially IX-2, Square-Enix will ruins both games if that happened lol

    • Dagobert


      VIII was my favorite FF game. I’d hate to see a sequel to it. I prefer having a possible sequel in the minds of the player, just fans imagining what could happen after the game, and not an actual thing.

    • Zeonsilt

      I propose this guy ^ as a CEO for Square Enix.

    • JuhRo

      VIII-2 for the win. Not so much for 9. :/
      I’d like a 10-3 as well, though.

      • Firekitty

        Only way a sequel to VII would work for me is if it started with the nasty breakup that would inevitably happen a few months later when Squall and Rinoa realize they have nothing in common but hormones. Then either she becomes the villain and ultimately the final boss… Or they spend the rest of the game learning to work together and be civil with their ex.

        • Lau

          Agreed, I would love to see Rinoa turned into the main antagonist of FF8-2, that would be interesting

          • Firekitty

            I think I’d like her a lot better if she became a villain. It would go a long way towards fixing the problems I have with her as a character.  

        • John Lawson

          The Original Concept of FF VIII-2 followed Siefer and his crew, I would love to see that finally be made

          • Ric Vazquez


    • Surrre? I mean, look what happened to Cloud after various sequels and cameos, Squall could suffer worse-er changes.

      Both games had a satisfying endings too.

    • Linhua

      … sign me up for an IX-2 as well.

    • SMT

      VIII doesn’t really need a sequel.
      However, a crisis-core type prequel centered around Laguna… I’d pay good money for that!

      And I love IX too much (It’s my favorite in the series) to let modern day Square-Enix do anything to that game other than some remake that smooths things like the loading times.

    • Ultima-X

      Why?! They don’t need it!

  • Rogerrmark

    X-2 already recycled the heck out of X. So, I’d rather not.

    • JuhRo

      Ah, but if you hear the names Auron, Jecht, and Braska for X-3…

      • Ric Vazquez

        Body= ready

  • brostar

    If it was the same world with new characters and a completely new story then sure. But if it’s just “the FFX cast minus Tidus do some shit” then I’d rather not have it. The FF worlds are interesting and they could set more games in them if they wanted to. (Ivalice alliance for example) but it needs to have a new story. Because FFX was done. They didn’t develop it in mind for a sequel so when the prospect of a sequel came up it felt tacked on.

  • Alos88

    Would it even be the same? I mean, how many members of the team that worked on FFX/X-2 even work at Square anymore?

  • Unlimax

    Of Course , Anything related to Toriyama Square accept it with open hands
    -sorry for caps lol-

  • Guest

    Why do keep on doing this SE!? just leave it be.

    • Servant BerserCAR

      I agree. Please just finish XV and give it to us already!

      • LightZero

        They have multiple teams for a reason…

        • Godmars

          Yes. As excuse to push back FF15…

  • Trotmeister

    X-2 was bad enough, ruining everything that was great about X.

    • JuhRo

      Battle system was nice. Couldn’t get enough of that battle system.

      • Trotmeister

        Battle system – yes, certainly. The story, however, was abominable. New characters were very bland, often annoying, and the ending was just… ugh.

        • Arz

          that’s what you look in a game? the story? not the gameplay?

          • Trotmeister

            This is RPG we’re talking about, not a puzzle or a shooter. Of course story is important.

          • JuhRo

            Well.. the story of FFX was sufficient.. so this was just to tide over a bit more. I suppose I was expecting a filler story already cause FFX felt so complete already. Haha.
            I jumped into X-2 thinking.. I want extra content of the X world.– Which is what I got.
            The story was interesting enough to pay a little attention to.. but didn’t care much for it. I liked the fact that Yuna was looking for him all this time.. I would do the same if my other half disappeared.

          • Arz

            battle system is why i love rpg. I appreciate good story in video games,but that’s not why i go crazy about them. which is why i don’t go nitpicking and being a critic to the writings of the story. i am not like one of them people who goes how bad the character Tidus are.

          • FlyingPony

            Sound like me.

  • Samsara09

    Well,you guys would really need some heavy creativity to make it work.There is few,almost none, side plots incomplete.perhaps you could make it a prequel.I don’t think this sequel is worth the risk,but if you decide to make it,I may be buying it if it is great.
    Well,a remake of IX with revamped graphics would sure be pretty to see.Alongside a sequel or something of the sort.

  • Go2hell66

    SE just doesn’t get it at all…

    they have no idea what the majority of their fanbase want

    • GH56734

      According to their marketing crew:
      We (an RPG company) shouldn’t release RPGs for the West because they hate RPGs (see Bravely Default interviews)
      Everyone loves microtransactions and digital-only distribution and their idea of fun is shallow card-based apps with a flashy character/IP on the title screen that’s otherwise unrelated, more complicated games are not popular and a huge risk

      • Ric Vazquez

        Apparently westerners don’t know the really good games and keep playing COD

    • LightZero

      Neither do you for that matter.

    • Herok♞

      Literally everyone in Square Enix’s fanbase wants something different, there is no magical “majority” they could please since they would still piss off a ton of people no matter what. Some people feel they were better as Squaresoft and Enix, Others don’t. I literally can do this with everything they have.

  • lett303

    I would like a XII-2

    • O_O Master Clueless

      FFXII: Revenant Wings?

      • Red Veron


  • AokiShizuku

    I’m fine with it given that the game is fun to play and there aren’t any plot holes. Please, don’t screw with what’s already established.

  • “Final Fantasy scenario writer Kazushige Nojima would like to see a Final Fantasy X-2.”

    He’s in luck, the game was just released recently!

  • I know X-3 would be 10-3, but for some reason I read that in my head as 10-13. O_o

    • GH56734

      Granted, it wouldn’t be complete without a Lightning cameo…

  • BlitzWhat

    Is it wrong I want a V prequel with the Warriors of Dawn?

    • Reiswindy

      You’re not alone…

  • dboyz

    meanwhile type-0……

  • Noire


    • Red Veron

      He isn’t named in the games.

      • JuhRo

        Boom. Drop the mic.

      • alexis cortes


      • Pinwheel

        Didn’t they call him Tidus in X-2? I can’t remember.

        • Anesia Hunter

          nope. his name is never mentioned. it’s said in kingdom hearts though.

          • alexis cortes

            And in Dissidia as well (pronounced as tee-dus). Also in the new drama special thingy they made for the hd versions if i’m not mistaken.

          • GeckoPutt

            Incorrect. At the end of the HD Remaster in the 30 minutes audio drama, his name is said. They also pronounce it ‘Tee-dus’, which officially quelled those arguments.

        • Red Veron

          Wikipedia says he is still referred to using pronouns like “him” and “he”.

    • Ric Vazquez


  • rpgmaniac

    X-2 was already more than what we can stomach so NO! plzzz enough with the sequels they suck anyway what’s the point to spent time & resources on a game no1 wants? SE didn’t learn anything it seems from XIII-2 & XIII-3 that both flop, XIII-3 flop only in JPN for now because we didn’t get it yet but every1 knows that sales would be similar in NA & EU also no brain.

    • DivinePhoenix69

      While sales were lower than the first game, XIII-2 still sold almost 700k by the end of the year in JPN alone, and 3.1 mil worldwide so i fail to see how that game was a “flop” as you claim it to be. Same can be said with LR while lower they still made their money. Not every single FF title needs to sell 10 million units to be considered a success you know.

      • LightZero

        I couldn’t had said it any better. Some people don’t know what they are talking about when it come to sales.

      • Samsara09

        Nice to see someone making a meaningful or reasonable comment.Not that common.Thanks.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Let’s move on from XIII rants.

  • Monterossa

    Wow… so many hate. Developers nowadays aren’t even allowed to make games anymore since the ex-fans will complain before they start making new games.

    • Herok♞

      it wouldn’t be a Square article without the hate you get used to it, just surprised no one played they only care about mobile card.

  • Dagobert


    To me FFX had an awesome ending, it was emotional and what not. It was perfect. Then you had X-2 that went in a different direction, like a brain surgeon wanting to leave his profession so he can paint unicorns and rainbows on the street. That’s the type of direction X-2 went in. In X you have Yuna who is somewhat down to earth, like really shy and humble, and in two years she becomes into a bold pop star. Like come on, that’s just stupid.

    I’d be fine if X-2 was a spin-off, however it’s not. It’s a damn direct sequel to it. I wish Square Enix could have a press meeting and declare X-2 as a damn spin-off. So no thank you to a FFX-3. Hell I wish I never played X-2 because every time I play X, I know that theres a really stupid sequel to it.

    Final Fantasy games shouldn’t have sequels in my opinion. I think each game should be a standalone game and that’s it. That’s what makes each fantasy final. Final Fantasy. Whether the ending be sad or happy, just leave it as that and make a new Final Fantasy game, not a damn sequel or prequel. Or better yet, just use the funds of a sequel for a future remake and not just an HD port.

    Square Enix, don’t ruin FFX for me anymore than you already have.

    • LightZero

      Games cost a lot these days. That why FFXIII got sequels. That why FFXV is already planned for sequels. They just can’t release a new entry just like that anymore. Also quit being entitled. Some people do like FFX-2. If it bothers you that much then pretend FFX-2 doesn’t exist then move on.

  • I’d rather have IX-2 than X-3. Part of me want to say “YES!”, but the other part… Don’t know. Maybe they should leave the X series as it is? l_l

  • serpentear

    NO…just no…

  • Slickyslacker

    Although X-2 was highly reprehensible and convoluted the plot of Spira considerably, I wouldn’t entirely object to an X-3. I would greatly prefer VII HD, or even IX HD, though.

  • Zikrayrus “Zikk” Dis Pear

    Sounds interesting :D

  • Alexander Aubert

    i would like final fantasy 6 and 8 remake

    • Dagobert

      Ever since I played VIII when I was younger, I’ve been dreaming of a damn remake. Especially having the soundtrack in 5.1 or higher surround and fully orchestrated. Also before Faye Wong get’s older and her voice starts to sound like sandpaper. I don’t think she’s a great singer but I don’t think anyone else can sing Eyes on Me better than her.

      They really need to make a VIII remake.


        >I don’t think anyone else can sing Eyes on Me better than her.
        supercell can


    • Ric Vazquez


    • Ultima-X

      And make sure it’s on consoles, not efing mobile!

  • megaten666

    If anything, Final Fantasy VI-2, please. Always wanted to know, what would become of Terra without her Esper magic and Locke and Celes could settled down finally.
    Or not, and I just want my favorite FF be back in some way. Just like how Kazushige want to revive an FF unworthy of it’s popularity even if it wouldn’t make any sense.
    But hey! If the cow still has milk left in her, then for God’s sake!, milk it like there’s no tomorrow :/

    FFX-3? Really? I dunno what kind of weed you smoke, but I want some too. Maybe then, I could understand Square Enix.

    • Masa

      No way i want the current Final Fantasy team writing anything for VI, they would just ruin it, FFVI needs no sequel, that game was perfect.

      • megaten666

        And you know what? You are right.
        If Square Enix (or at least the current FF team) can’t make a decent FF, at least remake the old ones for home consoles and handhelds. I don’t even wish for graphics like FFXIII just some love. Well, some bigger love, not the “remade” (or should I say “degraded”) sprites for a platform that no serious gamer cares about :/

        I could go on for ages, but what could I possibly do… forgive me, FFX fans, I just don’t think FFX-3 is something that should exist.

      • LightZero

        After replaying FFVI with adult eyes the story is average at best. If one game needs a remake it definitely would be that. I still enjoy it for the most part but it could use some fleshing out. Since they are no longer limited by technology they could do that.

    • Dear god no, I would’t want SE to ruin VI with something bad like VII AC with poor excuses for main villains to return.

  • Brandonmkii

    If the sequel were to have dressspheres again I would be SO on board for one.

  • Derek

    I’d be happy if they did Final Fantasy X-3.

  • Raze



  • Ban The Jackass

    I guess from a business point of view, it is better to recycle the game environment than to make a new one. Save cost, maximise profit, screw the fans, they are gonna buy anyway despite their whining. #probablywhattheythinknow

    • 하세요

      But it says “if there’s enough demand.” How would that be screwing fans if they demand it…?

      • Ban The Jackass

        By doing the game half heartedly….?

  • Bigabu Beaze

    Sato you have a typo on the front page for this article. You said he’d like to see a X-2 when its been out. You meant X-3.

  • Tincho Kudos

    Yuna Returns : Final fantasy X ?

  • Saphiren

    Please, make Final Fantasy X-0, with Auron, Jetch and Braska.

  • juma086

    A X-3 would be nice, but I’d like IX to remain untouched, thank you very much. No need to give everything a sequel.

  • LustEnvy

    They speak of demand, yet where is the real VII-2, then? That has the highest demand of any FF. Haters gonna hate, but tell me that isn’t true.

    • Lynx

      It isn’t true?

      People want a remake, not a sequel.

      • LustEnvy

        Ah yes, the remake is definitely in higher demand, so…where is it? If S-E is that intent on listening to demand, this would’ve been made years ago.

        People are on a downvote frenzy today. Haters be hatin’. Cheer up guys, it’s the holidays, and it’s not that serious.

    • DCBlackbird

      They’ve already gotten their sequel, in fact they’ve gotten two …. They’re called advent children and dirge of cerberus…. along with a bunch of novellas…

      • LustEnvy

        Referring to true RPG sequel, not spin offs. The movie was just that, a movie, not a game.

        • DCBlackbird

          There really isn’t anywhere to go with a sequel… That dirge of cerberus ending seemed flawed. Genesis was an interesting villain but after crisis core he was over with and had come to terms with everything including his birth. Weiss was very bland and his motivation was extremely confusing but in the end he was conquered and had no other purpose. Now we put them together for some grand master plan that seems to have no motive? Or they could just make something up…….

          • LustEnvy

            Lol, making something up is exactly what S-E would do. I mean look at the sequels like FFXIII-3 and FFIV: The After Years. Continuing a story is something they’re not new to.

        • DivinePhoenix69

          Both the movie and DoC are both canon sequels though.

          • LustEnvy

            I agree with you. I’m a huge FFVII fan, so trust me, I’m well versed with it’s canon.

            Just saying, as a Final Fantasty, I would’ve preferred an actual RPG sequel.

    • I wish VII-2 would’ve happened instead of AC.

      • LustEnvy

        I loved AC, but I definitely agree with you.

        • But AC er….
          … N-Nevermind!

          • LustEnvy

            I know, it was utter fanservice. But I loved it for what it was. I got to see more of my favorite characters with insanely stylized action. I was happy.

  • Roberto

    Only if is Jecht,Auron and Braska story

  • Setsu Oh

    Final Fantasy X-3 YAY!


    Final Fantasy X: Auron and Jecht kicking asses together

  • NightzeroAX

    Prequel would be appreciated. But FOCUS ON XV AND KH III FIRST.

    • I’d appreciate so much a Braska Prequel game than anything that continues X-2. My poor, poor kidney…

  • vileBrenman

    They really need to wrap up the ff 7 series. That secret ending for Dirge of cerberus was such a freaking tease.

    • Jonah Paley

      I’m torn between wanting to have a game addressing the Dirge of Cerberus secret ending (and possibly Sephiroth’s claim that he’ll never be a memory aka he’s gonna come back yet again), wanting to have a prequel set in Cetra times dealing with Jenova and the Black/White Materias, and wanting the VII compilation to officially be over and done with.

    • Ric Vazquez

      I know right?! Genesis still alive and all.

  • Aemette

    More Dresspheres? A third installment would be amazing.

  • fyi1191

    FFX-3 = Blitz Ball sports game.

  • Johnnyxt

    0o00oh man, i’ve always hoped for x-3. it could be about lord braska’s voyage this time and how jecht came to be how he was. that would be awesome.

  • DCBlackbird

    I don’t know…. I used to crave a prequel about the previous pilgrimage with Jecht, Braska, and Auron, but now I’m like “what’s the point?” We all know what’s gonna happen and we all know their journey wasn’t as extraordinary as Tidus’s. We also know that it’s ending will be reminiscent of a kingdom hearts ending given the events that follow.

  • Daniel Padilla

    Honestly X-3 is not needed anymore, FFX already has a nice closure w/ the perfect ending of FFX-2 instead they should consider making sequels to other Final Fantasies that is not VII or XIII

  • if X-3 is a prequel with Jecht Auron and Braska im down for it, otherwise… hmmm can’t really say one way or the other

  • Cyril Murasakitsuyukusa

    Thanks, SE, but no thanks. -__-

  • César H. Sandoval

    Nope, but I’d buy FFX-0 if they make the history of Jecht, Braska and Auron.

    • LightZero

      Personally don’t see the appeal. We already know what happens. I would find that boring to be honest. Any twist would be force. If they wanted to do a story for it then it should be a novel.

      • 하세요

        Crisis Core was the same way, and that game turned out fantastic. Just because we know how it ends, doesn’t mean we know all the details between it. I’d be interested, granted Jecht is my favorite FF character.

        • Jonah Paley

          I’d like to see FFX-0 as an Advent Children-like CG movie rather than as a game.

  • Yan Zhao

    Stop SE, just stop. “If there’s enough demand”? There’s been demand for a true FF7 sequel for decades. Those spin-offs and movies dont count.

    The story is over, we got a happy ending, just leave it. Enough of the FF13 sequel syndrome.

  • How about final fantasy V -2 : Gilgamesh returns from the void?

    • Nah, not unless Linaly is involved. I mean, we already had a sequel to FF-V before. And it was just as canon as Advent Children was.

    • That’s pretty much Dissidia 012, FFVIII, FFXII and FFXIII-2.
      And you know… in FFV, near the end he… *sniff*

  • Michael Connell

    If it’s a story with new characters set in the same world I could see that working

  • Effy Zoey Croft

    I’d like to see a sequel, but I’ve a feeling that if they do this X-3, it might just bridge the gap between VII & X. Final Fantasy X-3: Worlds Collide. No but in all seriousness, I really don’t know how I feel about another X sequel, while X & X-2 were my most favorite FF games if they were to go ahead with this maybe have to original characters take a back seat and bring in a small new batch of characters with a new storyline. Although i remember reading before that if they ever did X-3, the focus would be on Rikku. I’d like to see a darker storyline than X-2.

  • Caropon

    I wouldn’t mind x-3 even though there isn’t too much I could think of for story wise…..I’m interested but I wouldn’t be upset if they don’t do x-3 either..I would definitely play it though. As much as my friends didn’t care for FFX’s storyline…I loved it.

  • Nanaki


  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    How about we remember our definitions of English better SE. Final means no more, the last, the Final part is what made FF memorable, loveable and stand out from other rpgs. Sequels hurt the very essence of what it means to be the final story for those characters. It also opens up room for laziness, incomplete games and no sequel yet for FF has really been a better game.
    Take FFXV, they have already said they plan for sequels…the games beem in the making for 8 years and youre telling me you cant get a clear and concise story together in that time. That alone makes me worried that my hopes of FFXV being the most amazing FF ever is a pipedream. Sequels hold them to no standard. If FF13 was put altogether as one game from the get go, it may have been a better game. Instead its a story split into 3 partz unnecessarily and we’re being forced to pay $60 each time for essentially long DLC that should have been the story in the first place. Anyone that played 13 can tell you the ending seems rushed and unfinished. I dont care how long it takes to make a new FF, nut this sequel crap has to stop in order to maintain the quality and Gold Standard that the name “Final Fantasy” used to carry.

    • Firekitty

      Dude, Final Fantasy is just a brand name. You don’t open a bottle of Axe aftershave and expect to find an axe in there, do you?

      • Nanaki

        Exactly right Firekitty. I enjoyed reading your name by the way.

        • Firekitty

          And I enjoyed reading yours. ♡ Great character.

      • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

        Its like you didn’t even read what I said…

    • DrakeClawfang

      Final Fantasy was named so because Square-Enix and Sakaguchi both thought the company would go into bankruptcy soon, the working title was “Fightning Fantasy” and they renamed it because they figured it’d be the last game Square made and they had no confidence in home console RPGs selling well. That’s the meaning of the series title, and such has had no value connected to it for over 20 years.

      • DrakeClawfang

        Additionally, while I do not dispute the poor quality of their sequels, it makes financial sense these days to make sequels to games. Developing games these days is much more costly and time-consuming than it was 20 years ago, a 3D model takes hours to make and texture, compared to a skilled pixel artist busting out a sprite sheet in an hour or two. Multiply that a million fold for every enemy, location, and character, not to mention all the sound work with voice acting and music.

        It simply makes sense to reuse assets from an existing game to make a sequel to it, it isn’t lazy, its practical, it saves time and money and is passable since as a sequel you can use the same models and it is believable to do so. The only catch is that SE’s sequels have quality issues unrelated to graphics. But, if FF15 has sequels planned already, this is a good thing, because it means they can tell a coherent, sensical story over several games, unlike FF13 where the stories of the sequels are entirely detached from the first.

      • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

        1. I cant find any evidence of what you said. The only mention of their impending downfall was in 2000 when they talked merging with Enix, but Enix wouldnt because Square was doing poorly. It was not until the success of FFX and Kingdom Hearts that Enix agreed to merge with Square in 2003.
        2. How does that change anything about what I said, even if it were true? I swear people need to learn how to read.

        • PeterPanPiss

          They talk about it in the first few minutes of this episode

          • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

            See point 2. The internet, where logic and reasoning go to die.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Enough. You present your view on what the Final in Final Fantasy should/does mean, and folks either shared their own views or explained what the Final meant originally to Square. Most folks weren’t even debating a thing with you. Everyone can move on.

          • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

            Downvoting is the unspoken debating of the siliconera community.

        • DrakeClawfang

          Your entire post was based on the philosophy of the brand name “Final Fantasy” meaning there should be no sequels, when that was never the meaning of the brand at all. Your post is nothing more than complaining about them making sequels otherwise. And, I concur about FF13, as my second reply addresses.

          As for evidence of Final Fantasy’s brand name being based on it being Square’s last game.

    • DragKudo

      Final Fantasy was Hironobu’s last/Final chance at making a big game. That’s why it was called Final fantasy. If it had not sold well he would have quit the gaming business. And i think (I’m not sure) his mother’s death played a big role in his reasons for naming it Final fantasy.

    • Steven Higgins

      They HAVE a clear story. The reason for the sequels is that the story they have planned is too large for one game, sure they could put it on multiple discs, but waiting until all of them are done would push back the release even farther. By making these “Sequels” they allow themselves so push XV out faster.

  • Daniel Bui

    I’m a little apprehensive about a new X-3 game. As much as I love X, I don’t think there’s more to add to the story.

  • DrakeClawfang

    Makes sense to me. First FF7, then FF4, then FF13. Now they need another game to squeeze dry of all creativity and money until FF15 and its inevitable trilogy comes along

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Hey guys, just a reminder. Think before posting in this thread. Thanks.

    • DrakeClawfang

      I call foul, this is the internet, I was told thinking before posting is optional.

  • Samsara09

    Well,let’s compare making a game with giving birth to a kid.

    If he really wants to make one,and if he manages to rally a team to do it,he will make it..the fans can’t stop him…at the very least they can slow him down.

    Even if fan feedback is bad,they will just make a game that has few costs in other to compensate eventual small sells…like Lightning Returns.I imagine it was even cheaper than XIII-2.

    • Steven Higgins

      So, if the fans expect a horrible sequel, they’ll get one? But if the expect good things, that’s what they’ll receive?

      That actually makes sense o_O

  • DragKudo

    I thought FFX took place before FF7? Couldn’t the third game be a setup for how Shinra created, the omega weapons, how they even got to another planet, and how the society fall apart.
    Begins on Spira, and ends on Gaia.

    “After quitting the Gullwings, Shinra received enormous financial support , and began trying to use Vegnagun to siphon Mako Energy from the Farplane. But, he is unable to complete the system for utilizing this energy in his generation, and in the future, when traveling to distant planets becomes possible, the Shin-Ra Company is founded on another world, or something like that……. That would happen about 1000 years after this story, I think.”

    • Sebastian Lothian

      They’re not connected.

      • Jonah Paley

        Word of God says they are. Personally, I think that if it’s canon, it’s canon, but I don’t like it myself.

        • Zachary Bower

          That is not true. Chip explains it well. Nomura has only humored the idea, which is the polite thing to do when another professional expresses interest in your work, even if their ideas are completely stupid & you’ll die before you see them realized.

          • Steven Higgins

            VII and X aren’t exactly Nomura’s work per se. All he did was design the characters. The only things he has any real influence on are XV and KH.

          • Zachary Bower

            Nomura is the director of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, meaning he is now the authority on what is & is not canon to that universe. And it was never correct to say that he was “just a character designer.” That is his position, but he doesn’t just draw them, he also participates in back-&-forth discussions about their personalities, motives, etc. He knows the characters & worlds of the games he works on in detail, because he helps build them.

          • Steven Higgins

            Okay, I’ll give you that, but I believe the X/VII connection was postulated before he was handed the reins? wasn’t it. the first time I saw him credited as a Director for VII was AC which came out after X-2, right?

            If that’s the case, then it may never have been brought to him.

          • Zachary Bower

            I don’t know the precise order of events, but it was still never officially endorsed. If it was said before the Compilation was even planned, that would be another point against it, because it would probably mean that the higher-ups abandoned the idea in favor of giving directing power to Nomura.

    • Chip

      Nojima came up with that unofficial idea in the first place, and slipped the hints into X-2. So of course he’d express interest in realizing that idea.

      Its still incredibly stupid and pointless. For a start, ShinRa started as a weapons manufacturing company, and only a short few decades before FFVII actually began using Mako and setting things in motion.

      Meanwhile the Cetra and Jenova were thousands of years prior. The cetra were a specific race of mystical people.

      The timing of events is entirely wrong.

  • acb87

    “If there’s enough demand, then we may possibly see new developments,” aka if we sell millions of copies of this hd remaster x/x-2 we will make a 3rd one

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    If X-2 was Charlie’s Angels then FF X-3 will have NSync or something like that. I imagine Wakka saying “Let’s show these guys the BlitzBall Dance, yah?”

    • Steven Higgins

      Look at XV, they’re already doing the boy-band thing. Seriously, the entire party is 5 men.

      But I’m gonna love it ’cause the gameplay looks awesome.

  • Guest

    I think I heard years back when X came out that they were going to do X-2 Yuna Side and X-3 Rikku Side at least X-2 was made and I still love the battle system on it so IF a X-3 happens which I doubt I would hope for expanded Battle System based on X-2.

  • TheExile285
    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Dude, how many times have you used this over the past 2 days? lol

      • TheExile285

        only twice lol. was too lazy to look for a new one xD

  • transferstudentx

    the story is already complete modern SE stay away from this game dont ruin the game plz shoo shoo go away

  • Screw the haters. I NEED this!

  • Ash_Riot

    Bring out XII: Internation Zodiac System HD first. (Yes, yes, I know Nojima had absolutely nothing to do with that game, I’m talking to S-E, here).

  • Vulpis

    Personally, I could go with a FFXII-2, following the adventures of Fran and Balthier.

  • John Lawson

    FF X-2 was REALLY bad, and there are way better Pre-X FF games that could use a sequel, FF VIII being one of them, a revamp to the junction mechanic (like they did in Crisis Core) and a Story Following Siefer, you got me paying $60 even if it’s bad because it can’t be as bad as FFXIII 1-3

  • Hinataharem

    Sequels aren’t a bad thing, but when a story is basically finished, sequels tend to screw over the canon. I hate to say it, but 13-2 just complicated a basically finished tale.

  • I just want Type-0. X-3 is okay and all but this game didn’t get a chance in the West and was a pretty huge release for the company itself.

  • Samsara09

    If they are gonna do it or no,I hope they make up their minds and announce it coming or say they won’t be doing that game.I have been putting up with Nomura teasing a sequel to the world ends with you for 3 years…teasing upon teasing…and I am sick of it.Some honesty and transparency please.

    • Steven Higgins

      Except, Nomura only designed the characters for X. He has nothing to do with the story.

  • Johnnyxt

    FFX-3 Lord Braska’s Voyage.

    • Romancer Ecclesia

      So crisis core. So want.

    • brian

      That’d be pretty neat, but calling it “ten three” would sound too awkward.
      If it is a sequel (and comments about that audio drama suggest it is) then it’d be continuing even though 10-2’s true ending supposedly wraps things up well.

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    I’ve just checked the audio drama. It really hints X-3 with new characters and one or two revelations.

    • DrakeClawfang

      yeah, I read that too, and based on the plot threads it describes, it’s going to be awful.

  • OathkeeperSoraXIII

    It’s more than likely we WILL be getting X-3 whether we like it or not. I’m mixed on it. I kinda felt that X was a finished series *spoilers* I didn’t like at the end of X Tidus just faded away. I was glad however that X-2 ending’s brought him back. However the game wasn’t exactly left open *end of spoilers* I just don’t really get where they can go with it. I remember some hints back a long about X-3 but didn’t really pay much attention to it. I guess they released these 2 as an HD remaster because they knew they wanted to do a X-3 and wanted people to be up to date. Anyway here’s a video someone posted which more or less confirms it in game going by the guys description


      If X-2 was a dream how is tidus even existing in the drama CD?
      SE…What are you doing SE?

  • Armyofoneix

    just read it too and omfg i was in disbelief. I kinda want another game now

  • Mohammad

    Nobody mentions FFXII at all? IMHO, the game that made a difference of the whole series was FFXII, yet nobody cares to speak about the game? Can’t they, at least, just port it to Playstaion Store without the HD remake, if they don’t have any intention to revive it? The fans, including me, will be the first to buy it!! Give us the [email protected]#ing game already!!!!

    • Nanaki

      Give it time.

    • Zachary Bower

      Make a difference HOW? It wasn’t especially popular, it wasn’t a flagship title, it introduced a lackluster battle system that it falsely advertised as the first time you could move while fighting in an FF game (Dirge of Cerberus, Crisis Core, Crystal Chronicles, even Tactics, it was beaten by a longshot), it had to be completely revamped for the International version because there were so many flaws, it completely derails the story established by Tactics, a cult classic which really DID have the opportunity to change a lot about Final Fantasy if it were given more exposure, & the development of the game was a huge mess.

      It’s probably a good thing that nobody cares to speak about it, because I’m guessing you wouldn’t like it. It, XI, & XIII are often cited by people who believe that “X was the last real FF.”

      • Hound

        I happen to be one of those people that still considers X (and X-2) to be the final point before Square threw the entire series’ structure out the window and decided to go a new direction.

        XI is an MMO. XII is an MMO-like with auto functions and serves as a heavy precursor to XIII. XIII was sub-par, so they refined the fighting system for XIII-2. XIII-2 was received poorly for a Square title, especially a sequel to a main series title. So, next is lightning returns which attempts to merge XIII, Kingdom Hearts, and X-2 battle systems.

        And then there’s XV which is an alternate attempt at having an active battle system (which seems like a mix between Kingdom Hearts 2 and.. well, actively using Kingdom Hearts 2’s reaction commands?)

        XII wasn’t great. It was a rogue galaxy or .hack// game with auto functions whose system can easily be exploited by actively pausing the battle to input manual commands. Most of the game is spent running around and letting your auto commands kill everything, heal your entire party, and win any complicated situations. In the meantime, you can also play fetch quests with Star Wars creatures, exploit the license system to make your characters overpowered VERY EARLY ON, or do MMO-like monster hunting, dungeon crawling, and item collection in a single player game.. Yippee… Wooo… Fun.. Let’s have more of this art, this amazing and not-at-all lethargic gameplay… >.>

        • Zachary Bower

          On XII, you’re preaching to the choir, except that I object to the comparison to .hack. I don’t know about GU, because I consider the franchise’s true ending to be the bonus episode of SIGN & have explicitly ignored everything after Legend of the Twilight Bracelet, but I found the original 4 games to be by far more enjoyable than XII. Little things make all of the difference, like the fact that it’s actually possible to move so you can’t be hit by attacks, which is ostensibly the whole purpose to moving during a battle. The game in general is also a lot more balanced, I don’t have to rely on a handful of attacks & buffs to take on enemies with like 200 million HP.

        • Mohammad

          You can go to options and change the pause to active if I remember correctly, you know?>.>
          As for gambits, I never used them until later in the game when I needed to heal my self and I was too lazy or too busy fighting a boss. FFXII is the best IMO, FFX is what you prefer, but don’t complain about the game-play of a game you hate because a lot of people, including me, loved the game for its new and refreshing game-play.

          • Zachary Bower

            The gameplay ISN’T new or refreshing. It’s the ATB system on top of a superficial movement mechanic, which doesn’t allow you anywhere near the freedom that Kingdom Hearts, Crystal Chronicles, Crisis Core, etc., or even the turn-based Tactics gave you. It also can’t be used for strategic fighting, like dodging. Finally, as Hound says, it also has the effect of imitating an MMO. It’s not a matter of preference, the gameplay is legitimately inferior to early titles that also tried to incorporate movement. I already covered this.

            Also, whether or not one uses gambits, it’s still a glaring oversight that they can remove all of the gameplay from the actual game. And you’re supposed to take advantage of this.
            You really shouldn’t tell people not to complain just to spare your feelings, especially when their complaints are valid & your claims are exaggerations at best.

      • Mohammad

        I know that Tactics and Vagrant Story had the same director. FFXII was developed in Square Product Development Division 4, by the same team with, it was obvious they would use some parts of Tactics universe or Vagrant Story. Just because you hate it, it doesn’t mean the game wasn’t any good at all. I assure you that the game has many fans out there looking for the remake or at least, at least they upload the game to PlayStation store.

        • Zachary Bower

          Dat goal post shift. You said it “made a difference to the whole series.” Bold claim. The same goes for you, just because you like it, it doesn’t mean it was influential. The fact of the matter is that XII is a footnote for the series at best, & that’s leaving my personal opinion out of it.

          Also, what parts of the Tactics universe did they use? The Lucavi, which were totally inconsistent with their FFT incarnations, & which disregarded Lucavi that were in development but not used in the final game in favor of shallow references to previous games? Note that these aren’t just cameos, Square insists that XII is canon with Tactics. Incidentally, this pretty much ruined any chance there might have been for a true Tactics sequel, which is something ELSE that a lot of fans wanted. So…I guess THAT counts as making a difference?

          Those are the things I took issue with, not your desire for a port. I hope they do make one. Just because the game is terrible, that doesn’t mean its fans shouldn’t be allowed to play it. Yes, I said the game was terrible. It had lackluster gameplay, character development, & story. Not to mention it couldn’t keep its melodrama to itself, & had to retcon a classic, which was actually already linked with FFVII. So it had fans, big deal, everything has fans.

  • Guest

    They should make a game about Auron, Yuna’s father, and Jecht when they went on their pilgrimage to fight Sin. I think that would be awesome.

  • MK Smith

    They should make a game about Auron, Yuna’s father, and Jecht when they went on their pilgrimage to fight Sin. I think that would be awesome.

  • Vash bane

    but what would the story be like? I mean wasn’t everything resolved?
    (memory isn’t so good…. but I can not forget that soundtrack tho lol those battle themes)

    • Steven Higgins

      They could make another story. It doesn’t have to be connected to X-2. Like two years later shit happens and at first Tidus and Yuna want nothing to do with it but then they get dragged in anyway ’cause she’s the High Summoner.

      Personally, I thing a new story even with the same world and characters would make for a better game they them trying to connect it to X/X-2

    • Nanashrew

      Sin is back, Yuna and Tidus break up. It’s all in the audio drama in FFX and X-2 HD

  • Ric Vazquez

    My body…has never been more ready.

  • Zachary Bower

    I’m kind of surprised that there’s so much support for this, given X-2’s…reception. I might be looking a gift horse in the mouth, but personally, I’d prefer another Compilation title. Regardless of your opinion on it, you DO have to admit that the Compilation currently has an incredibly open ending. Is Sephiroth really gone forever? What is Genesis going to do with Weiss? And so on.

  • oorum

    Yes so hard.
    I’m clearly in a minority here, but… eh, must be said. YES PLZ.

  • Nice Boat Quatro
  • Alexandra Cordes

    *gasps and then chokes on the excitement*


    For some reason…for some weird reason… I started to think that X-3 is already beign worked on(if its going to be released or not is another story).

  • Ben Green

    i cried, screamed, panicked etc. when i saw this article. FFX-3 would be amazing! I need more Yuna and Lulu

  • Please don’t…

  • emma s

    Yess! Please make this sequel happen!

  • NoctLightCloud

    I’d love it, but only if Tidus is playable again (I missed him in X-2)…

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