Hino says he’s mostly worked on story oriented games in recent times, but he thinks he can start working an open world game soon. He compared his vision of an open world game to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Dragon’s Dogma.
Hino actually developed an open world when he worked on True Fantasy Live Online. Unfortunately, the world didn’t get to see it since the MMORPG was canceled.
One of Level-5’s key project, Youkai Watch, is in the final stages of preparation. Siliconera saw Youkai Watch at Level-5 Vision last year.