Tales of series producer Hideo Baba answered for fan questions from Europe. This time he discussed the process of making a new Tales title and shows off a pack of Mabo Curry on his desk.
"Our team is always doing our best to improve the Tales of series," Baba responded to a fan asking if we would see more Tales titles for current hardware. "In that sense, what hardware we use is a very important issue to us. For now, we are looking at making better Tales of games with existing hardware. Of course, when the new generation of consoles appears, we will develop for those as well." The Tales series is multiplatform with titles on PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, DS, 3DS, PSP, and most recently PlayStation Vita.
Baba also said not to expect user created Tales heroes or heroines. "Changing the characters’ physical appearances would affect our design of the heroes and heroines. Given the nature of the Tales of series we don’t think we will see that sort of ‘character creation’ feature in the future." Decorating characters with "cute accessories" and dressing characters in crossover costumes is OK, though!