Total downloads for Terra Battle have surpassed two million, meaning the promised console version of the game is on the way. But Mistwalker has yet to start development, nor does it currently have any ideas for it, according to studio boss Hironobu Sakaguchi.
The following is via a Famitsu interview with Sakaguchi:
You’ve broke two million! What are you current feelings?
“When we first began planning the Download Starter and setting our goals, I never thought we’d reach two million downloads. Or rather, it was a far away goal. But meeting this feeling, it is expected we keep our promise of ‘starting development on a consumer version,’ but I didn’t think that day would really come. We didn’t actually have anything planned for it, so I’m starting to feel the heat now that it’s happening. (Laughs.)”
Do you have any ideas for the consumer version? Will it be a port? Or will it be a completely different RPG with the same characters?
“We really don’t have any plans right now. I’m in so much trouble now. (Laughs.) Still, however we end up doing it, I want the characters and atmosphere of the game world to be in line with what we’ve done for the smartphone game. I plan on doing a lot of experimenting to see whether we otherwise actually take the game in any new directions. Virtual reality could be an interesting direction to take, as could having some sort of connectivity with next-gen if we could pull that off.”
Where will Download Starter go from here?
“We’re working on a Download Starter 2 behind the scenes right now. Please be patient.”