Sq. Enix’s Ultimate Fantasy 16 is out subsequent month and producing vital hype. It’s thanks in no small half to Naoki Yoshida of Ultimate Fantasy 14 fame, who serves because the motion RPG’s producer. Varied impressions can be found for the primary three hours, which can seemingly be the demo that goes stay subsequent month.
Nonetheless, Yoshida mentioned a separate but intriguing matter with GQ – dropping numbers from future Ultimate Fantasy video games. “Loads of gamers are going to return in, and so they’re going to take a look at it like a comic book e book the place you must learn from the start to know what’s occurring now. It’s onerous for advertising as a result of each numbered title that we launch within the sequence, we now have to enter it like, ‘It’s OK, you don’t need to play the remainder of them.’”
Does that imply Sq. Enix may cease numbering future entries? Not but, however it’s been mentioned, says Yoshida. “That’s really one thing that I’ve mentioned with the higher-ups. Perhaps it’s about time we eliminated the numbers from the title.
“For instance, you have got Ultimate Fantasy 14. You get a brand new participant coming in, and it’s like, ‘Wait a minute, why do I’ve to play Ultimate Fantasy 14 if 16 is out?’ Why don’t we simply name it Ultimate Fantasy On-line – simply eliminate the quantity altogether, and that’ll make it simpler to know.”
Nonetheless, it’s going to finally rely upon whoever develops the long run sequels. “Whether or not Ultimate Fantasy 17 or Ultimate Fantasy 18 ought to have a quantity or not – that’s going to be on whoever has to develop that sport and whoever’s accountable for the branding, in order that’s their downside, not ours!”
Ultimate Fantasy 16 will launch on June twenty second for PS5 and is unique to the console for no less than six months. Yoshida has expressed curiosity in a PC model, however that gained’t arrive instantly after the exclusivity interval. As for the PS5 demo, it’s deliberate to go stay about two weeks earlier than the worldwide launch. Keep tuned for extra updates, as at all times.