Final Fantasy "Gearing Up For A Big Year" In 2018, Says Producer

Final Fantasy "Gearing Up For A Big Year" In 2018, Says Producer

Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto promises new Final Fantasy game announcements in 2018.

According to Square Enix producer and Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto, 2017 may mark the end of Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary, but it doesn't mark the end of major new Final Fantasy games. Instead, Hashimoto promises big things for 2018 in a video interview with Edamame Arcade Channel.

"Next year will be the 31st year, and our teams are busy working on new titles," Hashimoto said. "They are all gearing up for a big year next year."

"I want to thank the fans for 30 years of support," Hashimoto said in his closing statements in the interview. "Next year will be a big one, and we will bring exciting, new Final Fantasy games to the world."

Square Enix previously noted that major resources were being put towards new titles in an investors briefing earlier this month. At the time, an investor wanted to know why content production was such a large part of the budget for next year.

"Development efforts for major titles are underway at both our overseas and domestic studios. We will be making announcements about the release dates of those titles between the end of FY2018/3 and E3," said Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda during the call.

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