Final Fantasy X It was a great technical leap for the role-playing saga, which went from 32-bit pre-rendered backgrounds to a 3D world with kinematics. It was also beloved by PlayStation 2 players for its fun turn-based combat system, some memorable characters, and the fantasy of its world inspired by certain aspects of Japanese culture. Such was its popularity that Square Enix surprised with a direct sequel, Final Fantasy X-2, and since then there has been speculation about seeing a new sequel. The latest issue of Famitsu magazine the team of Final Fantasy X He comments on the possibility of seeing another episode in the history of Tidus and Yuna, something that is not completely ruled out.
Tetsuya Nomura, director de Kingdom Hearts Y Final Fantasy VII Remake, confirms that Kazushige Nojima has written a synopsis of Final Fantasy X-3: “He’s stopped right now, but the story exists.” In fact this text was used for the novel Final Fantasy X-2.5 Y Final Fantasy X -Will-, an “audio drama” recorded for the HD remastering of the game that brought back the title actors; the story takes place after X-2 and although it focuses on two new characters called Chuami and Kurgum, Tidus, Yuna, Lulu and Wakka, part of the main team, also return. The main story deals with familiar themes from Final Fantasy X and in essence it is explained that if Tidus can return, so will Sin, something that happens; the known story ends with Yuna declaring that she will return to defeat Sin.
Nomura produced concept art for the characters with older versions of what we saw in the 2001 game, as well as designs featuring the new characters. However, Motomu Toriyama – one of the three directors of the original, in addition to directing X-2, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, Final Fantasy XIII and its sequels- lowers expectations about its development: “The possibility [de lanzar X-3] is not zero, but we are not in a phase where we can talk about it unless we finish Final Fantasy VII Remake“We don’t yet know the number of episodes of the remake of the story with Cloud, but two or three more games are expected that could occupy the team another decade.
Famitsu’s newest magazine has a small part where Nomura, Toriyama, and Nojima talk about FFX and the possibility of X-3 in the future.
Here is the translation of their quote. While Nojima has written a scenario for it, FF7R needs to be done first before other considerations. pic.twitter.com/G2opsmIaLl ☆ Audrey ☆ (@aitaikimochi) July 14, 2021
An idea that has haunted Square Enix for years
It is not the first time that the company talks about this third episode, since for many fans of Final Fantasy was his first contact with the saga -as it happened with FF7 a few years before – for debuting in his generation, and therefore a special affection is kept for him.
The new comments on Famitsu are more optimistic than in the past. In 2019 for example the producer Yoshinori Kitase said that “the idea of a third party comes up sometimes when some of the close people who have worked in Final Fantasy X they talk to each other. They are informal talks and there have never been official movements to make a third installmentBecause once you start a project like that, there is no doubt that it will turn into a massive development with hundreds of employees working on it, and right now I have to finish the project that I am immersed in. “