Hajime Tabata has stated in a new interview with Square Enix Europe that he would like to create a whole new series bound to the Final Fantasy brand. It would be called “the Type Series” which would contain more experimental Final Fantasy titles than in the mainline. He also stated that it would be possible, if Final Fantasy Type-0 HD sells well enough in the West. Square Enix has already registered trademarks for the possible games, so it will be interesting to see how things turn around in the future.
Would you like to see a more experimental spin-off series for Final Fantasy or should the mainline itself remain revolutionary? Perhaps the spin-off series could be testing the waters for mechanics that they want to use in a mainline Final Fantasy game? For example, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII had many features that we will be seeing in Final Fantasy XV but taken to a next level.
The Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV teams are working flat-out to make sure the games come out as soon as humanly possible – but what about the future? Maybe it’s a little soon to be thinking about what’s coming next but apparently not for Tabata-san who has bigger plans if Type-0 HD is successful.
“I would like to make more Type games and make them into a Final Fantasy series. We’ve registered trademarks for it, we’ve gone that far so we want to continue it,” Tabata-san said, giggling slightly. “I’d like to make the Type series the kind of series where we can do the kind of stuff that we really can’t do in the mainline numbered series, so make it a really alternative kind of Final Fantasy.”
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