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Tabata teases more Final Fantasy XV story expansions and VR content, re-confirms no sequel planned

Tabata teases more Final Fantasy XV story expansions and VR content, re-confirms no sequel planned

Written by Brayden — 24 Aug 2017

Polygon spoke to Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV at gamescom 2017 and Tabata re-confirmed there are no plans for a sequel to Final Fantasy XV.

Tabata said doing a full sequel (similar to Final Fantasy X-2 and Final Fantasy XIII-2) "is good in certain ways" but “The negative of that is there’s a very large open period where you’re not releasing anything. In that period, you get people to move away, and their attachment to the franchise dissipates a little bit.”

So instead of doing a sequel, Tabata and Business Division 2 (the team behind Final Fantasy XV) decided to make smaller story expansions.

Tabata also said the upcoming Comrades expansion is a key example of why it makes sense to keep growing the base game.

“What we’re trying to do with that is to depict that missing 10 years of history right at the end of the story,”

“If we had tried to do that as a traditional, full-scale sequel, that would have been very difficult,” the director said, “but it works really well in [keeping] that continued relationship with fans.”

Lastly, Tabata again also said we could see more episode DLC in the future plus another VR game.

Source: Polygon