The Meaning Of Final Fantasy XIII-2’s Lightning DLC Ending Will Come "Soon"

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 director Motomu Toriyama teased that there may be even more Final Fantasy XIII coming in the future. At Game Developer’s Conference Tapei, Famitsu asked Toriyama if we would see anything related to Final Fantasy XIII at the 25th anniversary art exhibition in Shibuya on August 31.


Toriyama gave a cryptic reply saying Lighting’s DLC ending left a mysterious and hopeful feeling at the end. Perhaps, the day when the meaning becomes clear will come soon.


When Square Enix released the Lightning DLC episode and moogle costumes those items were supposed to be the final pieces of Final Fantasy XIII-2 downloadable content. Final Fantasy XIII-2 was the first game in the series to have DLC and Toriyama said he heard comments about adding additional content from all over the world. He knows some fans want to have all of the content on disc, but this poses a dilemma since it would increase development time. Toriyama says we’re in a transition period and he will continue to listen to requests from users.


At E3, Square Enix showed off the Luminous Engine, which Toriyama says has the visual quality of computer generated cutscenes. The technology is still in development, but Toriyama believes Square Enix is moving forward with their preparations for the next generation. Toriyama praised Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs and thinks more games will incorporate online elements in the future like Dragon’s Dogma and Journey.


Famitsu also asked about Final Fantasy X HD, which hasn’t been mentioned since Tokyo Game Show. "Concerning the HD conversions, there are various things we need to look into, please wait a little bit more," Toriyama said.

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