Producer Ichiro Hazama has expressed his desire in an interview about making a new Dissidia game, along with doing something special for Chrono Trigger‘s 20th Anniversary. Together with producer Yoshinori Kitase, they have seen how both Dissidia and Theatrhythm introduced a new and young generation of fans to the Final Fantasy series.
I want to make a new Dissidia, and we intend to do so. The people who’ve worked on the previous titles have also stated their desire to make a new one, too. When you ask kids in their teens about their favorite Final Fantasy titles, Final Fantasy Type-0 and Dissidia are more popular than the main-numbered series.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy came out on the PlayStation Portable 5 years ago as a fighting RPG which featured a roster of protagonists from the mainline titles. It was followed by the prequel Dissidia: Duodecim and the universe’s own spin-off Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, a rhythm game that was released on the Nintendo 3DS last year. The latter’s sequel, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, is due to be released next year on the same platform.