One of the more interesting aspects of interviewing the different members of Creative Business Unit III, the studio behind the development of Final Fantasy XVI, on this narrative tour, is hearing about the differences between the two. MMO development in Final Fantasy XIV and a new single player Final Fantasy. With the former, CBUIII can generate settings and characters they can easily come back in future patch missions, expansions, etc.. But that’s not theoretically the case for the latter – Clive Rosfield’s story ends in Final Fantasy XVI.
And right now, that could really be the end of Clive and the rest of the Valisthea saga because at the moment, CBUIII has no plans for the FFXVI DLC, according to director Hiroshi Takai. He and producer Naoki Yoshida say the team’s priority is to get the game out into the hands of players to see what they think.
“It’s a one-time game,” Yoshida told me. “We’re asking players to pay full price for this experience and so we want an experience that’s comparable to what players would pay and we want them to be as happy as they paid. or even more than that.
He, Takai and the rest of the CBUIII I speak to reiterate that they created the vast Valistea and that is the world the team wants to return to. I have a feeling if the need arises, CBUIII is ready to return at notice, possibly via DLC or, returning to its MMO expertise, an expansion. At this point, consider recent entries like Final Fantasy XV And Final Fantasy VII Remake received the DLC, it’s unusual to see FFXVI not receiving any.
“We don’t know if people will love Valisthea and love Clive’s story and want to discover more about the world and its many characters,” said Yoshida. “So while we’ve always wanted to look at DLC or spinoffs or things where you can learn more about the game, first we wanted to see if Valistthea and Clive were really something that players all over the world would like to see. the world wants to see more or not and then make that judgment.”
On a similar note, Takai said that there aren’t any plans for non-game related matches. FFXV Kingsglaive to complement the world of FFXVI for the time being.
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