Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns Events Happen in Real Time
Gamers will have to play the game multiple times to get all choices
Motomu Toriyama, the director working on Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns, says that the team is making all events in the game take place in real time in order to drive home the world focus of the new Japanese role-playing experience.The developer tells 4Gamer, as translated by Siliconera, that time management will be a core part of the game experience and will make Lightning Returns from the original Final Fantasy XIII, which was focused on story, and the XIII-2 sequel, which was more concerned with giving choices to the players.
The game will take place within a 13-day time frame and the day-night cycle will influence the performance of the character and his allies.
The director has also emphasized that Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns is designed with multiple playthroughs in mind and they will be required in order to get all the details of the narrative.