Square Enix has formed a “Final Fantasy Committee” to preserve the quality of future games in the series, according to a V-Jump report.
The committee consists of Naoki Yoshida (Final Fantasy XIV director and producer), Hajime Tabata (Final Fantasy Type-0 director, Final Fantasy XV co-director), Motomu Toriyama (Final Fantasy XIII saga director), and Yoshinori Kitase (Final Fantasy XIII saga producer).
Tetsuya Nomura, who is directing Final Fantasy XV, seems to not be participating in the committee because “he is working in another time axis.”
The same issue of V-Jump contains a talk between Tales series producer Hideo Baba, Dragon Quest X producer Yosuke Saito, and Final Fantasy series producer Shinji Hashimoto, where the trio discuss a possible collaboration.
Hideo Baba (Tales, Namco Bandai): “If we can, we’ll certainly do it!”
Yosuke Saito (Dragon Quest X, Square Enix): “You’ll do it? We can start today.”
Baba: “Won’t it be [Akira] Toriyama’s first Tales?”
Saito: “If Toriyama is okay with it, then I’m okay with it. If we don’t break from the world view, I think Horii might also say it’s okay.”
Shinji Hashimoto (Final Fantasy, Square Enix): “What if [Tales‘] Kosuke Fujishima draws for Final Fantasy, and [Final Fantasy‘s] Tetsuya Nomura draws for Dragon Quest?”
Baba: “I think Fujishima would do it for us.”
Is a Tales of Dragon Fantasy in our future?