Freedom Wars Developers Want to Make a Sequel, Fan Demand Could Help Make it Happen
Selling over 230,000 copies in Japan during its first two weeks on the market, then releasing in North America and Europe late last year, a sequel to Freedom Wars isn’t guaranteed at the moment, but fan demand could make it happen.
Interviewed by Famitsu after a recent fan event, Producer Junichi Yoshizawa responded to a question asking if he’d received fan requests for a sequel:
Whether or not we can make a sequel cannot be decided by my intentions alone. But in the end, it’s important for players to speak up so we can know if that demand exists or not. We’ve had a lot of supportive people at this event, and for that I was really happy.
Yoshizawa added that Japan Studio wants to make a sequel, and your comments are best directed at Sony.
He also looked at another game that came about as a response to fan demand: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines. “It would be great if people spoke up and we had that happen again for Freedom Wars,” he said.
If Freedom Wars 2 does end up happening though, it will be created without Yoshizawa, who announced this week on Tumblr that he’s leaving the project:
I’ve decided to leave the Freedom Wars project.
My deepest thanks to everyone who’s supported my projects up until now, especially with respect to Freedom Wars!
I think a lot of people might be worried about the future of Freedom Wars from hearing this.
[Associate Producer Tokuou] Ohnuma will take over Freedom Wars.
From here on, everyone please look forward to announcements from Ohnuma.
Would you want a Freedom Wars sequel?