Square Enix interested in Final Fantasy XIII-2

In a recent chat with Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase and director Motomu Toriyama, the two say that they would be very much interested in creating a sequel to the recently released Final Fantasy XIII.

So will there be a Final Fantasy XIII-2?

The two men answered: “That depends on how well the game sells in the West!”

“In the past three years we worked both on the world and on the various systems. Creating these systems isn’t very glamorous and can frankly be a bit boring. If we could do a XIII-2, we could direct all our attention to the story and refine what we have already built.”

They also touched on the game’s nontraditional approach.

“We hope [players] will be engaged by the graphics and the story. We realize this means some of our fans, who like the more traditional games, might be disappointed in some ways. But we hope they will take this journey with us. If we keep creating traditional games, we stand still, and we want to make steps forward.”

Honestly, playing more and more into it — the battle system is great, and while I’m enjoying the story, it feels like it’s being forced on me as I’ve yet to see any free means of exploration. Still loving the game, though. I’m on Chapter 7 at the moment. Let’s hope we get some exploration soon.

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