Square Enix to hold ‘Future of Final Fantasy’ pre-E3 Q&A
posted on 06.05.13 at 02:07 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Shinji Hashimoto to answer media's questions.

Square Enix will hold a media-only “Future of Final Fantasy” pre-E3 questions and answers session with senior vice president Shinji Hashimoto on Tuesday, June 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. PDT.

The doors to E3 will officially open just a couple of hours later.

Further details about the meeting where not announced, but given its subject, you should expect to hear about that PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy first teased at PlayStation Meeting in February.

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  • King-Prodigy-X

    Here’s a question. Where Is My Damn Versus Square?!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Locked far far away.

  • refrain

    Future of Final Fantasy? The series will move to smart phone and will change the genre to Social game. The first game of the new future is Final Fantasy Town.

    • Alos88

      That’ll be the first town we’ll have seen in a Final Fantasy game for a good while.

    • Willgaea

      That would Literally be the Final Fantasy to me.

    • MrRobbyM

      At least it’d have a town.

      Oooooooooooooooooooooooooh

  • LETS PRAY FOR LOCALIZATION

    ”Please be Exited”

  • Azuardo

    Been a while since we had good FF news so hopefully this will give us some hope for the future. Looking forward to it.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      More news on FFXIV and LR… so if that is your thing there you go.

      • Azuardo

        Well this sounds like it’s looking beyond those two upcoming games, to possibly what may be in store for PS4. I mean, we’ll get loads of info on those two games during E3 on the show floor. This presentation will likely be looking to what comes next.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I missed FFX(&X-2)HD remakes but they aren’t showing anything new off. The new FF game (likely Versus becoming XV, if we’re lucky) will be at Sony’s show which was stated back when the PS4 event was going on.

          • Azuardo

            Right, so the presentation could well be looking at Versus (FF15), which is what I’m expecting, since that is the future of the series. I guess you could say it isn’t anything particularly “new,” but the fact we’ve not seen or heard nothing about it for years means it’s new enough for me.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              I think that would detract from the announcement at Sony’s show. So eh…

  • Michael Garling

    Seeing that Versus XIII shot just brought up all these disappointing memories… I thought had successfully supressed all feelings for that game, but nope… there they are again!

  • DarthBrian

    This gonna be a behind closed doors thing or will we get to see it?

    • Unknown

      it’s a press event, so we will hear about what happened in it right afterwards all the press reports it.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Closed doors as far as I am aware. Though there will be people to get us the info.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        It’s closed doors but there’s no embargo as far as I’m aware. The information can be shared as soon as it’s over.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          lol I think you replied to the wrong person. :P I basically just said that.

          • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

            Heh, I read your second sentence as more sneaky-sounding than it actually was.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              lol If it needed to be sneaky because SE is like “tell and you die” then so be it. But since you said there is no embargo it’s more of a yup anybody who was here go ahead and tell the people who couldn’t come what went down.

  • Bunz

    Unless Hiroyuki Itou is involved in this news, I won’t care too much.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    i dont care what future hold of FF,but

    hey square enix are we gonna see FFVXIII ?,because im sick of waiting this game.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      After we’ve all turned to dust.

  • kenshee

    media-only? I don’t mind if they don’t allow just anyone to watch it in person, but I sure hope they’re sharing the answers with everyone!
    They even made a youtube channel purely for E3, so I think they’ve realized they have to be more open and thus I’m optimistic about it. Live-stream would be perfect though, but I can understand if they prefer editing it first.

    Anyways, a Q&A session right after all the press events is … well kind of expected, right? The actual announcements and big news will be done on the tenth and they better have more that they’re willing to share than just a trailer and then a lot of “cant comment on that just yet”…

  • kuusou yume

    A remastered FFIX would make me excite

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      That would be cool, but nope, it is FFXIV and LR.

  • Learii

    FF VS 13 come on make it happen

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Nope.

  • papermario

    more disappointment no doubt

  • LordKaiser

    Versus XIII release date probably. I think that the game is finished already.

    • Anime10121

      There is no way Versus will get a release date when Lightning Returns has yet to receive one. I want Versus too, but lets be realistic here, if anything they will probably confirm it for a 2014 release and leave it at that.

      • LordKaiser

        So Lighting returns haven’t released yet…

        • Anime10121

          Nope, its supposed to be out this fall, but who knows when (Square hasn’t announced yet), hell they just announced the release date to FFXIV a week ago.

    • MrRobbyM

      No way that Versus is finished. There’s had to be a lot of changes to the game with the most likely move to the PS4. Sure, it might release next year but there’s no way it’s done.

      • LordKaiser

        It’s being holded back but the last trailer showed a lot of gameplay so I doubt it’s that far behind in development.

    • xMCXx

      When a game goes Gold we usually hear about it.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Doubtful, it will focus highly on FFXIV. Probably LR too.

  • rainelee

    Oh Versus, where art thou?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      At Sony’s E3 presser, if rumors are to go by.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Locked away deep in the earth’s core.

    • Elvick

      Chained up waiting for Locke to save her… I mean, it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/micheal.scott.315 Micheal Scott

    SE need to make a big change for the future no FF-3 through whatever just one FF per game then side game to add on to the story if needed
    O’ya VSXIII or whatever its called now and days give it to the people

  • http://the-critical-hit.tumblr.com/ Musashi

    Please be excited!

  • KnifeAndFork

    Lemme guess “all questions about FF Versus XIII are out of the question”

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Yup, it is all about the FFXIV.

  • Zuhri69

    What happens if the PS4 FF is actually just Lightning Return for PS4?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It won’t be.
      Edit: I question why I got downvotes on this of all messages…

    • Hidayat246

      That will become the biggest SE troll ever
      just like what happen in Garo S3 episode 9

      • Zuhri69

        Finally, a fellow fan. Hahaha, but really how weak Ryuga and co really is. I don’t remember kouga and rei getting their ass kicked so hard unless its the big bad.

        • Hidayat246

          ryuga/gai/takeru still in newbie, even gai looks very smart, he is very weak in terms of teamwork (episode 3)
          u dont remember???? barago only use 3-5 punchs just to make kouga & zero return they armor, i suprise how string kiba after devour so many horror

          • Zuhri69

            Dude, Barago is a big bad (well, he’s a mid boss). Doesn’t count. But, remember how kouga wreck the shit out of Sigma. That’s how a golden knight should roll, man.

    • Elvick

      “Please be excited for Lightning Returns on PS4!”

      • Hidayat246

        Hark work :-)

  • bloodiOS

    So, when will the Final Fantasy XIII-2 Digital Contents Selection hit the Western shore?

  • Farid Belkacemi

    Like Shinji, I’m so excited !

    • Nice Boat

      Purease be excited. Purease.

  • Nice Boat

    What about Agni’s Philosophy? There is a rumor it was trademarked.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It was trademarked because of the tech demo.

    • Ritsujun

      FFXV: Agni’s Philosophy

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Square has stated that it will not be a full game. Besides FFXV is the new title for Versus, likely.

  • Nice Boat

    Versus is really going to be developed in 13 years if this keeps going on.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Well that is why it is called Versus 13.
      Edit: It was a joke people, why all the downvotes come on now.

  • new_tradition

    What a very vague discussion topic. There’s so many things that could be in Final Fantasy’s future, it doesn’t have to conform to one idea, I think.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      It’s showing what is coming in the future. XIV 2.0, X/X-2 HD, and LR.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Would have asked about Versus but I’ll put that aside…

    My question would be ‘What are the foundation of Final Fantasy now?’… Since the new CEO is in, will there be any changes when it comes to making FF titles…

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      No FF title is ever like another title. They always change it up.
      Edit: Downvotes for the truth? Square said this themselves.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        Not that… I recalled a slideshow showing what makes a game FF…

        Having OMG pretty graphics is one of them….

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Mmm… ok. By the way why you no come to OT anymore?

          • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

            Too chaotic for me to catch up… JK, mainly it’s because one of the mods(You know who I’m referring to) making the place seem more and more unwelcoming…

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Which mod? Ishaan? Or Maiu?

              • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

                Maiu is really alright… Kinda missed him too…

                So far on my impression of the former, he runs the place like a dictator…

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Ishaan is getting a bit better, but Maiu is becoming more of a tightwad at times.

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    >Why Did Yoichi Wada focus so much on western audiences during his employment?

    >What does the trademark of FF Agito truly entail?

    >Will there ever be any other games in Ivalice besides ports and iOS (I’m looking at you FFTS)

    >*obligatory versus XIII joke*

    >Will there be any FF titles for Vita?

    >Will Uematsu, Amano, or Sakaguchi ever return or at least as a collaborator?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      The FF Agito trademark is probably just securing assets because the game (Type-0) used to be called that.

      Isn’t Ivalice essentially the most game filled locale. We only thought FF7 world had a lot of games. Ivalice has several as well.

      Vita has two FF titles coming, in the form of ports, it can also play the PS1 Classics and PSP FF games. As for original, non-port titles one can only hope. As for a mainline FF it is VERY unlikely unless it is a port.

    • Yru Ejk

      Amano continues to work on Final Fantasy. Uematsu will be contributing themes to FFXIV:ARR, but not as its primary composer (like FFXI). Sakaguchi left SE to form Mistwalker, and last I heard he’s a little tired of FF.

  • PrinceHeir

    come on square!

  • Yru Ejk

    > Will offline Final Fantasy games return to classical fantasy settings (knights, wizards, kingdoms) anytime soon, or is the series stuck on futuristic and contemporary atmosphere now?
    > I like Lightning, but how long until her spin-offs are given less attention? Will SE continue to make titles featuring her, even on handhelds?
    > Is another Dissidia title really out of the question?