It can literally be years between Final Fantasy’s. The franchise’s creator, Square Enix, is known for lengthy development times when it comes to their flagship series, and recently spoke out on this very issue regarding ways to improve their process. Following suit, they have decided to open up about the status of the announced Final Fantasy games they have in the works. Below is a listing of how complete each game is in their respective development cycles:
- Final Fantasy X HD – 80%
- Final Fantasy X-2 HD – 65%
- Final Fantasy VIII (PC) – 80%
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – 70%
Those numbers look pretty good, and could certainly mean that we are to see the majority of these titles in 2013. Now here’s hoping E3 reveals a bit more on Final Fantasy XV (formerly Versus XIII) and possibly some details on Square’s mysterious re-registering of the Final Fantasy Agito (Type-0) trademark. Of course, all of this FF news comes hot off the heels of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s unveiled release date just last week.
All in all, it looks like 2013 is shaping up to be the year Final Fantasy rose back to dominance. Our fingers are crossed for such happenings.