No Final Fantasy XV Update at Tokyo Game Show 2013

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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The newest addition to the Final Fantasy franchise will not be making many headlines at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, it seems. In an interview with FF-Reunion, director Tetsuya Nomura confirmed there will be no new information about Final Fantasy XV at Square Enix‘s panel at the conference.

Nomura spoke about how he felt privileged to discuss the new title since its reveal at this year’s E3, as well as being sorry for having little to show at the Tokyo Game Show. Luckily, fans of the series will have something to sate their appetite soon, as Nomura has promised a glimpse at Final Fantasy XV when he appears in the next Conversations with Creators video for Sony’s Play Community blog in Japan. (Naoki Yoshida, producer and director of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, appeared in the September 6 installment of Conversations with Creators.)

We can only hope the new video will reveal more about the game, like the gameplay mechanics or even the release date.

Final Fantasy XV will be released for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4.


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  • Xx_Kares_xX

    Will people PLEASE pay atention. It has been stated MULTIPLE TIMES (including when the development of FFVersusXIII started and just a couple weeks ago AFTER the KHIII ‘Trailer’ was revealed) that KHIII will not be worked on much (if at all) Until FFXV is COMPLETED. We are NOT getting KHIII anytime soon… we will be lucky if it’s out sometime in the next three years.

    • Anhinck

      While we certainly won’t be getting any Kingdom Hearts 3 soon, fans can still hope to hear something new about what is being planned for the game, even if it’s just a small detail or even if the title is mentioned in passing. The chances are low, but hope is what has gotten KH fans through the wait this long.

    • smacd

      If KH3 is going to be made by the same team that is working on Versus13/15, and they haven’t really started on it yet… I’d recommend not asking for too much detail. Its hard to maintain realistic expectations and hype over the course of a decade of development time.

    • Anhinck

      I definitely agree. I’m just pointing out that the blurb for the article is most likely not a serious expectation of anything really solid, but more of a passing hope for anything at all.

      (And realistic expectations? Are you saying my dreams of KHIII being a VRMMO with full sensory immersion are unrealistic?)

    • sj

      And Lightning returns hasn’t even released yet. Its a good strategy to not overshadow a game with it’s “sequel” when the former hasnt hit store shelves yet. Having two Final fantasy titles being marketed would just shrink interest between the two games.

  • RagunaXL

    well fans of versus xiii are used to this. that’s why a lot of us are here.

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    I really hate Square Enix ever since E3 2006

    Come just give us Japan Release Date, i hate early early announcements such as Final Fantasy VersusXIII aka 15&Kindom Hearts 3.

    Announcement should happen when Title is 80% Finsh not 2% Finsh

    • Dimitri Theodosakis

      Final Fantasy Versus XIII aka 15 should only be Announced back E3 2010 not E3 2006, Same goes for Kingdom Hearts 3, Same goes for Final Fantasy Type 0

  • Vallen

    Am I disappointed? Yes..Am I surprised?, Not really. I remember them saying at E3 that more news will come in Sep during the TGS, but I guess plans change.

    I don’t really like when companies just make empty promises for no reason. Fans who waited for like 7 years already probably won’t be too upset to wait longer for updates on the games development status–so I would probably prefer if Nomura stopped teasing everyone and clearly stated that SE won’t provide any information until the game is almost ready. No more “please be excited for E3” or “Look forward to TGS” nonsense, just say that the game is like 40% done so everyone relaxes for the next 3 years