Last month, Octopath Traveler producer Tomoya Asano teased “several other titles” for Switch in production at his division—Business Division 11. However, speaking to Eurogamer today, co-producer Masashi Takahashi teased that there are more than just Switch titles in production.
“As you may know at first the team was just the Bravely Default team, it was just a development team and not a division,” Takahashi said. “But because the game did well and sold well we became a special division. Yes, we worked on Octopath Traveler and we’re working on Switch titles, but that doesn’t mean we’re only working on Switch titles.”
Takahashi also confirmed that there will not be any downloadable content for Octopath Traveler, and that the game becoming a series depends on the sales.
“We really want the first concept we sell at full price to be 100 per cent of the game, so there won’t be any DLC in the future,” Takahashi said. “As for Octopath as a series, it depends on the sales – if the players like the game it could be an opportunity, yes. But it’s still not out yet, so we’ll see!”
In discussing the future of Business Division 11, Takahashi said that he has no intention of making Final Fantasy games and will focus on new properties.
“To tell the truth I’ve no intention and no wish to go back to the Final Fantasy franchise,” Takahashi said. “After my studio became a division, and Square told us to make new IPs. There’s no need and no intention to go back to Final Fantasy. A lot of people ask us to do a remake of FFinal Fantasy VI with this kind of graphics. My role, though, is to make new ideas. I hope that people who enjoy RPGs will grow up with their kids, and be able to pass that on.”
Octopath Traveler is due out worldwide for Switch on July 13.