Final Fantasy XV is “Quite Far Into Development,” Square Enix is Giving it High Priority

Final Fantasy XV, which is being made for the PS4 and Xbox One and was previously known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, hasn’t had much of an update since it was unveiled back at E3 2013, with a release window still unknown.

Here with a bit of an update for Final Fantasy XV is Series Producer Yoshinori Kitase, who told Videogamer in an interview earlier this week:

We can’t give too much information, but certainly looking at Final Fantasy XV, it’s not as if it’s in competition with Kingdom Hearts 3 for resources or anything like that. It’s quite far into development now and it is being given a very high priority within the company itself, but that doesn’t mean Kingdom Hearts isn’t.

Of course, it shouldn’t be surprising that Final Fantasy XV is far along in development seeing as how Final Fantasy Versus XIII was announced in 2006. Speaking about the link between Final Fantasy XV and the Final Fantasy XIII series, even after the name change, Kitase explained:

Right from the start when we first it announced it as Versus XIII, the game itself was backed up by the same Crystal legend: the Fabulla Nova Crystallis mythology that underpins the whole of the XIII series.

So even though it’s not necessarily the same universe or the same game, they’re all linked and underpinned by the backdrop of that legend. Now it’s moved on – obviously the title’s been changed to Final Fantasy XV – but that hasn’t actually changed. The story and the world is still going to be linked and backed up by that. So yes, there is the link between XIII and XV, and they both share that mythology as a backdrop and a starting point.

Based on Kitase’s response, do you think we’ll see Final Fantasy XV in 2015? Let us know what you think in the comments below.