The most recent Final Fantasy releases might have not been the hits that publisher Square Enix was expecting them to be, but it seems that the company is now giving up on them and is getting ready to deliver more single-player content for XIII-2 and is also getting closer to the reboot moment for the MMO FF XIV.
Motomu Toriyama, who is the game director working on Final Fantasy XIII-2, has told the Japanese magazine Famitsu that, “The Lightning download content had an ending that left a feeling mystery and hope. The day when the meaning of this will come to light is not too far off.”
The developer admitted that gamers in Japan were not too happy to purchase downloadable content for their game that was separate from the game disk and that developers also needed more time in order to create something substantial for the JRPG.
An official announcement for new DLC linked to Final Fantasy XIII-2 might arrive during the 25-year anniversary of the franchise, which is to take place in early September in Japan. Square Enix
has also introduced important changes to the website of Final Fantasy XIV, the MMO based on the same universe, introducing a number of new screenshots, videos and pieces of concept art.
The new look is designed to show off the many changes that the development team has made to the MMO since it was first introduced and to also tease the new mechanics to be introduced in the reboot 2.0 version.
At the moment, Final Fantasy XIV is only offered on the PC and the 2.0 version is designed to arrive in late 2012 or early next year.
The MMO should also arrive on the PlayStation 3 at some point after that.
Square Enix needs Final Fantasy XIV
to be a long-term success because the company derives most of its franchise revenue from the previous MMO in the series, Final Fantasy XI.