Like many Final Fantasy fans, we have long wondered why Final Fantasy XV has been in development for 10 years, and we now know why. As it turns out, it’s because little work was done on Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
Final Fantasy XV
’s director, Hajime Tabata, revealed to the guys at IGN
that only around 20 to 25 percent of work was done on Final Fantasy Versus XIII
before it became Final Fantasy XV. The graphics and character designs, in particular, were not finalized until just a few years ago.
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Actual development of Final Fantasy XV began in 2012, with Tabata’s team picking up from where they left off with Versus XIII
. Everything had to be updated and revised.
Only some elements of Versus XIII
remain in XV, while most parts have been changed entirely to fit the game’s new narrative. The big difference between the two is also attributed to the shift in console generations.
While Versus XIII was originally intended to be a PS3 exclusive, XV is being developed for the PS4, Xbox One consoles and possibly the PC, and for the better…
Fortunately, the long wait will soon be over, with Square Enix confirming that Final Fantasy XV
will release sometime in 2016. Can you wait?