Sunday 24th September 2017,
Project Crystallis

Final Fantasy XV Was Almost A Musical

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Earlier today, IGN interviewed Tetsuya Nomura, the creator of Kingdom Hearts and the next installment in Square Enix’s biggest and well known franchise, Final Fantasy XV, and Nomura’s dream of what he wanted to do with Final Fantasy XV is quite interesting. During the interview Nomura talked about how he was so moved by Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway’s lyrical take on Victor Hugo’s novel, that he charged into the Square Enix offices the next morning intent on transforming Final Fantasy XV into a musical of Les Miserable’s caliber.

Of course, the big dogs at Square Enix didn’t see this as a very profitable idea, and sent him back to continue working on Final Fantasy XV.

A lot of his inspirations come from the many movies he watches since he doesn’t like to play video games outside of work, since he believes work should be at work. He also spoke on his biggest cinematic inspirations being BazLurhman, the visionary Australian director behind Rome + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, and most recently The Great Gatsby. Looks like he and Kojima share similar inspirations, and I really hope to see his inspirations show when playing Final Fantasy XV.

How would you guys have felt if this game did turn into a musical? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section, and stay up to date on everything Final Fantasy XV with Project Crystallis.

Source: IGN

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  • Johnny Ramirez

    HELL no! Given the initial aesthetic & public assumptions of what this game was going to be, he would’ve murdered any and all interest in it. PERIOD! this game is perfect the way it is; realistic kingdom hearts action in a pseudo reality on the caliber of the movie advent children. If not higher. Tetsuya had me at hello way back in 2006, im so glad he hasn’t made me regret it.

  • bleachedsnow

    I wouldn’t like it at all, but it would be pretty funny if Nomura was allowed to change XV into a musical. I can totally see Nomura slamming his hands on the table during some board meeting going, “We have to make this a musical NOW!!!111”

  • Robloxsaurus

    Haha! Well, that would be something new to see, wouldn’t it? I would love to see it happen, I’m curious on how Nomura was going to pull it off.

  • Jason Carr

    Oh god…. I’m having flashbacks of Atlantica from KH2…. NO. Don’t let him. DON’T LET HIM TAKE MY BABY!!!

  • thefavs

    I’ve thought about a game being a musical. I’d like to see one, but not here. Next time, Nomura.

  • anon

    Musical eh… seems like this game will be heavily story driven… if plot is the key appeal of this game, i doubt musical is a good idea…. at least not now..
    Anyway, how nomura going to make a musical anyway with magical power,monsters and stuffs… o.o”
    Unless the musical is all about politics.. but that wont be very final fantasy right o.o