Final Fantasy XI sequel coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC

17 July 2006
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Final Fantasy XI OnlineI 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.


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