Square-Enix brand manager Shinji Hashimoto, whom you might best remember as the man who laughed really loudly on stage after unveiling Final Fantasy VII’s PC port on PlayStation 4, has assured Final Fantasy fans that 2018 is going to be a big year for the series.
In an interview with Square-Enix-owned Youtube account Edamame Arcade Channel , Hashimoto was asked about what 2018 holds. Hashimoto, ever the tease, stated that all of the studios that make up the Japanese publisher are gearing up for a big next year.
Hashimoto followed up, saying ““Next year will be a big one, and we will bring exciting, new Final Fantasy titles to the world.”
Square-Enix just shipped the Comrades expansion to Final Fantasy XV, the multiplayer DLC to last year’s single-player game, of which you can find our impressions here. The final piece of character story DLC, Episode Ignis, arrives in December, as well.
You can see the interview below, in English. What expectations do you have for Final Fantasy games in 2018?
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Square-Enix has a lot on their plate, but hopefully they can deliver a spectacular 2018 for all their series. Like it or hate it, Final Fantasy XV sold incredibly well, so I imagine the publisher has a lot of big plans for the brand next year.