FINAL FANTASY XIV Director Naoki Yoshida Is Developing “Large-Scale” Next-Gen Video Game
Square Enix's newly formed 3rd Development Division is working on a brand new project "aimed at the next generation," with Final Fantasy XIV Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida involved in the works...
According to Square’s recruitment page, Square Enix BD5 has been renamed and is now called Square Enix's 3rd Development Division. Furthermore, Yoshida himself will serve as the newly formed developer’s general manager, as the studio is “shifting to a full-scale large-scale development phase.”
Back in February, Yoshida revealed that his Final Fantasy XVI would be a "straightforward fantasy" without "much machinery” in it. Yoshida is also helping Square Enix with the works on Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn’s upcoming expansion Shadowbringers, launching on June 28th.
To bring that ambitious "next-gen" concept to life, the Japanese developer is currently looking for people who "have a will to challenge the global industry," whatever it actually means. At the time of writing, Square Enix had not revealed any official plans to make a new Final Fantasy video game.
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