Final Fantasy XI sequel coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC
I know what you’re thinking, aren’t Final Fantasy XII & XIII announced already? Well, yes, but Japan’s Nikkei Net news service reported today that Square Enix is currently working on a new direct sequel to Final Fantasy XI.
The next-generation massively multiplayer online RPG is being developed for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows Vista formats.
Square has previously done a sequel in similar style with Final Fantasy X-2, which then turned out to be a direct follow-up to Final Fantasy X. This time we might see the adventures of Vana’diel continue in Final Fantasy XI-2.
IGN guesses it’s Final Fantasy XI producer Hiromichi Tanaka who’s heading the sequel.
Update: Square Enix responded to yesterday’s Nikkei article, denying the development of a sequel to FFXI. Instead, the company restated what it’s been saying since E3 2005. That the next generation massively multiplayer online RPG footage presented at the show is from a completely original title.
The Nikkei report was part of a small story on online gaming in general, so it’s possible that Nikkei simply got its wires crossed in referring to the new game as a sequel.