According to an Edge interview with Tetsuya Nomura, Final Fantasy Versus XIII became Final Fantasy XV two years ago. This was due to the project game’s size and scale being bigger than expected. Edge interviewed Tetsuya Nomura and this is what he had to say:
“As you may know, three years ago we announced three titles, Agito, Versus XIII and XIII But one to two years after that announcement in the company we started discussing the possibility of moving Versus XIII into XV because of the size and scale of Versus XIII,’ he said. “So we were warming up the idea of considering the move to XV – which is the mainstream [entry of the] Final Fantasy series – and between that time and now we had several chances to announce updates of the series and we debated if we should go with Versus XIII or announce the change to XV.”
“About two years ago we confirmed, internally, that we would change the title to XV and then at the same time, around that time, the company started working on next-gen consoles, because hard disc was getting ready for the next-gen development. So that became a really good trigger to move on to the change of XV. And also around the same time Zero changed the title name so that was another reason.”
Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy XV will be launching on both, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
So, what do you guys think? Does this mean we can hope for a late 2014 launch for Japan, and early 2015 for the US and Europe? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section, and stay up to date on everything Final Fantasy XV with Project Crystallis.