Agni’s Philosophy Not For Current Platforms; Versus XIII Still Going, Says Square


Square Enix’s worldwide technology director, Julien Merceron, recently dropped a few hints on what upcoming news to expect from the company, in an interview with French website, Final Fantasy Dream.


Regarding Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Merceron stated that, as Square Enix president, Yoichi Wada, mentioned earlier in the year, the “product is underway” and that the level of ambition is making Versus XIII a very complex project in its realization.


“However, Yoichi Wada is pushing this team and project as far as possible,” Merceron says, adding that fans will be happy to have waited once more information on the game is announced.


On the subject of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Merceron says that in terms of the technology being used to develop the game, it shares a few things in common with Final Fantasy Versus XIII, although the game itself is meant to be rather different, although it will use certain elements of Final Fantasy XIII’s design and gameplay.


Merceron adds that development on Lightning Returns is at a rather advanced stage, and that Square Enix are using focus tests to identify the direction of the project, as it will be a unique episode in the Final Fantasy XIII world.



Finally, Merceron also mentions Agni’s Philosophy, the Square Enix Final Fantasy tech demo that was shown off multiple times earlier this year.


Replying to a query regarding Agni’s Philosophy, Merceron replied: “Well, around June next year, there will indeed be something different around Agni’s Philosophy, which will perhaps be presented on platforms that are different from the ones being used so far. I can’t tell you more, I can only say that it’s not going to be only on PC.”

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