Do not count on Last Fantasy 14 and 16 producer Naoki Yoshida to return for 17, as he thinks a youthful staff ought to take over.
Yoshida, or Yoshi-P as he is affectionately known as by followers, just lately spoke with former Sony Interactive Leisure president Shuhei Yoshida on the AIAS Sport Maker’s Pocket book podcast a few vary of matters, together with whether or not the Last Fantasy 16 producer thought he would possibly wish to work on the subsequent instalment, 17. The producer did not precisely reply the query, noting that as a result of he is “on the board of administrators now,” he thinks that “perhaps it is time for somebody new as an alternative of getting the identical previous guys deal with the subsequent one.”
In some extent I agree with fairly a bit (because of not being an enormous fan of 16), Yoshi-P mentioned that he thinks “in some methods it could be good to look to the long run and usher in a youthful era, with younger sensibilities to make a brand new Last Fantasy with challenges that swimsuit in the present day’s world.” When requested by Yoshida if Yoshi-P had any recommendation for a hypothetical youthful Last Fantasy 17 director, the producer famous that “Last Fantasy is about difficult what’s been executed earlier than.
“Whereas I am definitely not seeking to decide a battle with the older video games, all of us make Last Fantasy video games considering ‘mine would be the most enjoyable!’ So my recommendation is to simply dive in and first put down on paper what you consider can be probably the most fulfilling Last Fantasy earlier than considering too arduous about it.
“Then, from there, you may resolve issues like, since [Final Fantasy] 16 was real-time motion, my Last Fantasy goes to have each real-time motion and turn-based battles. Or you can go the opposite excessive and return it to its totally turn-based, pixel artwork roots.”
A return to turn-based Last Fantasy? With pixel artwork? I do not wish to be there for the discourse on Twitter the day that occurs, however Ifrit-speed to these invested in such an idea. Any which means, Last Fantasy 17 is unquestionably some time away, however a minimum of the superb trying Last Fantasy 7 Rebirth is out subsequent month to maintain us busy.