As the first mainline entry in the Final Fantasy series to receive a sequel, it never seemed out of the question that a third game in Final Fantasy X history would eventually be made. It seems that it is now a step closer to happening, after Tetsuya Nomura revealed that a story for the potential sequel has been written – but it will probably not be a complete game for a long time yet.
The comments were made in an interview between Nomura, Final Fantasy 10 director Motomu Toriyama and the Japanese game magazine Famitsu, and were translated by RPGSite. Nomura stated that “If we are going to make 10-3, we somehow have an overview written by [Final Fantasy 10 writer Kazushige Nojima]”
Toriyama similarly expressed interest in returning to the Spira world, but outlined the challenges that could hinder the development of any development in a sequel. He stated that “The probability is not zero”, but that “we are not in a phase where we can talk about it, unless we have finished producing FF7 Remake.”
Given that the first game in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake series (which only focused on the Midgar part of the game) was only launched last year, and will probably see at least two more games before it’s finished, we might have to wait a while for the team to get started with a potential FFX-3.
Nomura previously worked on the character designs for Final Fantasy X, as well as a wide range of other Square Enix franchises (especially those where the characters wear many belts – the guy loves belts), so he has been closely involved in the history, world and characters of Final Fantasy X .
Final Fantasy X is one of the most popular games in the Final Fantasy series, especially in Japan, where it has repeatedly topped the polls as the fan-favorite FF game. It makes sense for Square Enix to want to see that story again, especially after the FFX series was expanded once again in the Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster, which included a new audio drama that continued the story after the end of FFX. -2.
Liam Wiseman is a freelance news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @liamthewiseman