Cygames’ Granblue Fantasy has two big games coming with the fighter Granblue Fantasy Versus and action RPG Granblue Fantasy Relink, and the company aims to release both of them simultaneously worldwide. [Thanks, Twinfinite.]
When asked during a recent interview, director Tetsuya Fukuhara confirmed that they plan to release both games simultaneously worldwide. It was also mentioned that Cygames will put their localization knowhow from the original Granblue Fantasy into handling the localization of both games internally.
Here’s a comment from Fukuhara on why Granblue Fantasy Relink was delayed from its 2018 release window:
Tetsuya Fukuhara, Director: “2018 was our initial goal. After the project kicked off, it continued to become more and more massive, as the IP itself was growing at the same time.
Also, it wasn’t as easy as we initially thought to implement the full details of the Granblue world into 3D models, especially for the backgrounds. We didn’t want to make compromises on the quality. It was possible to choose the fastest and easiest way, but we didn’t. That’s the reason why the game hasn’t been released yet.
At the moment it doesn’t have a release date because we already delayed it once, we never, ever want to do it again. We will release that information when we’re absolutely sure that we can hit that date without risking any more delays.”
He also had some tidbits to share on Granblue Fantasy Versus running at 60 FPS:
Tetsuya Fukuhara: “For Versus, we’re definitely going to have 60 FPS. As a fighting game, we believe that’s a must.”
Tetsuya Fukuhara: “For Relink, at this point 60 FPS is our goal, but depending the final visuals, if we decide that 30 FPS will the best solution overall, it’s possible that we’ll choose 30 FPS.
That being said, as mentioned, our goal, for now, is to have it running at 60 FPS.”
Granblue Fantasy Versus and Granblue Fantasy Relink are in development for PlayStation 4. Earlier this month, it was announced that PlatinumGames finished its contract on the development of Granblue Fantasy Relink.