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  1. #181
    People have been doing some digging and it looks like the game may be a late 21/early 22 release and its been worked on since Heavensward came out with many people who left the FFXIV team after that working on this including Heavenwards writer. Which is a damn sight more exciting to me than whatever crazy whispers style OC Nomuras cooking up in his 7 dungeon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallisto View Post

    That being said there is always going to be a market for a lower budget old school style FF or any other series owned by Square Enix.
    I still often pop bravely defaults and FF tactics so hell’s yeah. Hope they make more games like that in addition to the big budget stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    People have been doing some digging and it looks like the game may be a late 21/early 22 release and its been worked on since Heavensward came out with many people who left the FFXIV team after that working on this including Heavenwards writer. Which is a damn sight more exciting to me than whatever crazy whispers style OC Nomuras cooking up in his 7 dungeon.
    That would be amazing, but i really doubt it would come out that early.
    FFXIV got an xpac coming next year too.

    Do you have a source for that btw? Would like to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swnem View Post
    That would be amazing, but i really doubt it would come out that early.
    FFXIV got an xpac coming next year too.

    Do you have a source for that btw? Would like to see.
    Only thing I've heard has been rumors.

    Personally, I think 2021/2022 is pretty likely. We'll probably get FFVII Remake Part 2 in 2022 and Project Athia in 2023, with FFVII Remake Part 3 in 2024. Square probably doesn't want to compete with itself, so I'm thinking that FFXVI will either launch in 2021, or it will share 2022 with FFVII Remake Part 2 but launch 6 months apart from it.

    Mike from the Resonsant Arc podcast observed that the announcement for FFXVI didn't say that it was a Playstation 5 exclusive, just a Playstation exclusive. Furthermore, Square Enix has emphasized that they aren't developing any games for next gen right now. Given that FFXVI looks to have the same graphical quality as FFXV, it is possible that it might also launch on the PS4, which makes sense because launching as a PS5 exclusive wouldn't be very lucrative at the moment, because the install base for the PS5 during its first year would be low compared to the massive PS4's install base. It takes year for people to migrate to the next console, at which point developing exclusively for the current console becomes lucrative.

    The argument against a 2021 FFXVI launch is that the 4th FFXIV expansion will almost certainly launch in late 2021. FFXIV doesn't have much customer overlap with a mainstream game like FFXVI, so a FFXIV expansion and FFXVI can launch close to each other and that won't be a problem for sales. The problem will be that they're both being developed by the same studio, Creative Business Unit 3 (or CBU3). Given that in normal AAA development, dev teams crunch during the final few months leading up to launch, CBU3 launching two games within a few months of each other would be incredibly hectic and exhausting on CBU3.

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  5. #185
    I mean, if the game has been in works since... 2015? And comes out after 6-7 years, that's good news? It is a significant development time, much less likely to be rushed like the annual CoD/EA sports game copies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easo View Post
    I mean, if the game has been in works since... 2015? And comes out after 6-7 years, that's good news? It is a significant development time, much less likely to be rushed like the annual CoD/EA sports game copies.
    The project appears to have begun pre-production in 2016, and didn't enter full production until around 2018-2019.

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    Bro, why you have to hurt me so?

    But yeah, this is considerably less time.
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    According to Yoshida during a FFXIV livestream, a FFXVI website will launch at the end of October with some info on the characters and the setting.

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  9. #189
    Quote Originally Posted by Val the Moofia Boss View Post
    According to Yoshida during a FFXIV livestream, a FFXVI website will launch at the end of October with some info on the characters and the setting.
    Let's hope it's not like 15 and has its story spread across movies, TV mini series, books, cards/who the fuck knows.

    The game definitely suffered for it because they wanted to create a world people live and breathe it
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoCarlos View Post
    Let's hope it's not like 15 and has its story spread across movies, TV mini series, books, cards/who the fuck knows.

    The game definitely suffered for it because they wanted to create a world people live and breathe it
    Bear in mind that FFXV was in development hell for 13 years. Nomura's vision kept changing and he thus kept continually developing and scrapping the game over and over until Square booted him off the project and put Tabata in charge, then gave Tabata a hard deadline of two years to release a game. Tabata did a remarkable job given the constraints, but it's just impossible to make a game of the scope he wanted to. So Square took the opportunity to commercialize the parts of the story that Tabata wouldn't have the time or resources to put into the game, such as the backstories of the band or the fall of Insomnia.


    The FFXVI team isn't under those constraints. They're making the game they want at the pace they want. The FFXIV folks working on FFXVI have a lot of clout at Square. Yoshida got promoted on the board of directors for saving FFXIV. And, given how they've handled FFXIV, I trust FFXVI's story to be handled well. In FFXIV, pretty much the whole story is in the game, with only a few short stories on the official website and nothing important is in the short stories that wasn't already in the game. There is an enclyopedia for the setting like Warcraft Chronicle, but it doesn't tell you any new story important stuff, only expands upon trivial lore like how a Limsan pirate admiral chopped off a merchant's thumb and had it cast as a mold so it could be used as the basis for a measuring system, or how Sharlayans spend all their time studying so they eat stale bread because they can't be bothered to set aside time to actually cook something good, etc.

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    Also, so far Square hasn't been milking the VII remake. Well... yes, the remake is milking the VII iconography and brand name recognition, but they're not like selling books that resolve the story or releasing an anime series with the character's backstories or anything. You buy the game and that's it. Outside of Kitase's fantasies, I think Square is now out of the Compilation of FFVII/Fabula Nova Crystalsis/Kingdom Hearts "everything must be a vast multi-media franchise milked as much as possible" phase. This isn't the Square that was flailing around in the wake of Sakaguchi's departure during the 2000's and mid 2010's; I think Square has their act together now.
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    Apparently there's a high chance that the game might be rated for adults only. I hope the rating sticks since FFXIV always felt like it wanted to be more dark and gritty than it was but always had to pull back at the last minute due to limitations based around the rating system. I'm not terribly surprised, either, given the shower of blood and decapitation in the trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeham View Post
    Apparently there's a high chance that the game might be rated for adults only. I hope the rating sticks since FFXIV always felt like it wanted to be more dark and gritty than it was but always had to pull back at the last minute due to limitations based around the rating system. I'm not terribly surprised, either, given the shower of blood and decapitation in the trailer.
    Moar decapitation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeham View Post
    Apparently there's a high chance that the game might be rated for adults only.
    In Japan it may be Cero Z/Pegi 18, but it ain't gonna be AO in North America. They usually end up T in North America so if anything it'll bump up to an M, cause AO games don't sell.

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