Square Enix has already planned something really big for Final Fantasy fans in 2018 and they recently teased it via Final Fantasy Brand Manager Shinji Hashimoto. In a recent interview with YouTuber EDAMAME Arcade Channel, Shinji Hashimoto stated that a big new Final Fantasy game is going to release in 2018. YES, you read it right.
When asked: What’s coming for Final Fantasy? Hashimoto replied: “First I want to thank the fans for 30 years of support. Next year is going to be a big year. Next year will be the 31st year, and our teams are busy working on new titles. Next year will be a big one, and we will bring exciting, new Final Fantasy games to the world.”
Now, what this new big Final Fantasy titles could be? Hashimoto used the term “BIG” so I am placing my bet on the Final Fantasy VII Remake – First Episode. The Remake has been in development for a very long time. It was officially announced at E3 2015 during the PlayStation conference, the announcement received a standing ovation from the audience.
If Hashimoto is really serious about the wordings he used in this interview then I am blindly placing my bet on the First Episode of FFVII Remake to release in 2018. With multiple Final Fantasy projects (Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition) currently in development at Square Enix, it’s really hard to make a correct guess. In a recent earnings call – Square Enix told investors that they are going to make the release date announcements for few of their games between April 2018 and E3 2018 in June.
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