Final Fantasy XVI Will Only Happen if XV Does Well

Final Fantasy XV is out today and thankfully it’s good! But there’s no denying that it costed a lot of time and cash to produce. This probably explains why Square is pushing this game excessively with promos such as statues, restaurants, Uber, a live action trailer, a movie, anime, and even cross promoting with TV shows such as Arrow. In all my years I honestly haven’t seen a JRPG get promoted as much as Final Fantasy XV.

So naturally there will be high expectations for the game’s ROI but it goes deeper than that. Back in May a 4Chan user managed to leak the entire script for Final Fantasy XV (spoiler warning). Yes, the whole damn thing. I even did a video about it thinking it was BS.

While the final produce turned out well a lot more info was revealed particularly how the franchise will continue after this and if there will be a XVI. To put it short: it all depends on XV.

“Is FFXVI being worked on right now? and by who?”
FFXVI is only going to happen if XV does well

He also went to ackgnolodge that no one is working XVI at the moment, not even secretly or conceptually. I do think working XVI now would be kind of a waste given that the FF 7 Remake and KH 3 need to be finished first. But I’m also concerned that XV may struggle to make back the cash. According to the game’s director Hajime Tabata, XV has to sell 10 million copies to count as a profit. Yikes! That’s almost twice as much as Witcher 3 sold.

It’s up in the air at this stage and it’s too early to judge but I feel we most likely won’t be seeing XVI for quite a while. Even if XV doesn’t sell well Square will most likely have the VII remake to fall back on so I’m not too worried about it never happening.


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