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Petition for Hiroyuki Ito (Director: FF6/FF9/FF12) to direct Final Fantasy XV

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Galvanizer said:
MentalAlliance said:

I'm not sure this petition matters. Ito is pretty much guaranteed to be the director of XV already and the game has already been in the works for around 4 or 5 years and has already been rumoured to be open world. If they announce all that to be true, don't think this petition did anything.

And sorry to sound bitter because I love Final Fantasy and have been hoping for a long time now that Ito would be the director of XV so I'm glad to see many others hoping Ito be the XV director as well, but it's just too obvious that he already is, so I don't exactly see the point.

The rumour that Ito was secretly directing FFXV was confirmed to be fake. Also, Ito confirmed at Tokyo Game Show 2012 that he no longer works on FF games and that we should ask Wada if we want him to retun to the series.

 


Well, I know there was a rumour that was confirmed fake at some point, but then corrected and I haven't heard yet if the corrected one was fake, but even if it is, I still believe Ito is working on FFXV. What he said at TGS doesn't say anything about whether he is or isn't directing XV. He's directing XV. I honestly have little to no doubt that he is.



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I signed it even if I know it won't do anything to make it happen.



Pokeslob said:

I read the petition and I must say, being open world is definitely NOT the problem, in fact none of the final fantasy titles (excluding XI and XIV) have been truly "sandbox" they've always had natural barriers that limited where you could go until you progressed in the story.

no the problem with Final Fantasy as it is right now is that, one, they won't release the games the fans want (that they've already announced in years past.....) instead they release XIII spin-offs that no one cares about. two, the story in XIII and its successors is WAY TO INTO ITSELF, honestly they're relatively weak plots with way too much drama. three, lighting is an extremely stale character and they keep focusing their efforts on her.

no the problem with Square is that they announced two amazing looking titles, Final Fantasy versus XIII and Final Fantasy X HD, then they don't talk about them for years and release a bunch of games that nobody wants, honestly Lightning Returns is close to being the last straw for me, and I'm a very dedicated fan....

and then honestly one of the biggest problems over-all, is the fact that Hironobu Sakaguchi left the company, HE is the reason Final Fantasy is what it is, and Square is suffering HEAVILY from there loss. and Sakaguchi is a great example, Lost Odyssey was a jaw-dropping game, perfect in so many ways, and it was far from "open-world."

Square-Enix has a lot of potential, if they release versus, X HD, move on to XV after fucking 7 years, stop giving us shit we don't need (XIII-2, Lighting Returns, FFATB, Theatrythm, etc.)

honestly if you want to make a petition, petition that Sakaguchi goes back to square to fix things badgenome said: Where is the petition for Square-Enix to sell the Final Fantasy IP to Mistwalker?

thsi made me giggle, and I'd almost like that, although knowing them they'd only release new FF's on single platforms, and the good thing about FF that many of us overlook, is the fact that we do have multiplatform games... plus if FF XV was an xbox exclusive I'd probably actually kill myself -.-

This is exactly right. Motomu Toriyama is an abysimal script writer. The story is pure garbage. "Its our Focus Serah said so" is the central impetus for the game. The characters are typical sterotypes. The girl with the high pitched voice, the woman whoes too emotionally scared to use her original name anymore.



Galvanizer said:

No problem. Here's the quote and source:

1UP: Do you anticipate working with the Final Fantasy series again? Is that something you'd like to do or something you think you'll do?

HI: I'm a working stiff, so if the president tells me to do it, I'll do it. [laughs] Talk to Mr. Wada.

http://www.1up.com/features/final-fantasy-hiroyuki-ito-science

Is this the only thing we have?

Because hes not denying hes working on FF15, and theres no way he would amit to working on an FF title in an interview. Sqaure Enix are very tight lipped until they offically announce their games. He might not have been allowed to say anything during that interview.

Honestly I don't think its just about Hiroyuki Ito. Hes made it clear he dosent involve himself with the story. I agree their needs to be more emphasis on non-linear environmental desgin.

Even that section of FF13 Gran Pulse was beyond boring because there was it was monotonus, repititive and uncessary to the story.

Ito can only do so much, it really needs to be Hiroshi Minagawa and the FF Tactics team who do the story because even if Ito did FF15, the story would be awful if Toriyama and Kitase were involved. Even Nomura's inovolment would damage the game because of the convoluted mess that Kingdom Hearts has turned into.



Honestly, if they're stupid enough to give Toriyama a main FF again, they deserve the mess it comes with.



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A203D said:
Galvanizer said:

No problem. Here's the quote and source:

1UP: Do you anticipate working with the Final Fantasy series again? Is that something you'd like to do or something you think you'll do?

HI: I'm a working stiff, so if the president tells me to do it, I'll do it. [laughs] Talk to Mr. Wada.

http://www.1up.com/features/final-fantasy-hiroyuki-ito-science

Is this the only thing we have?

Because hes not denying hes working on FF15, and theres no way he would amit to working on an FF title in an interview. Sqaure Enix are very tight lipped until they offically announce their games. He might not have been allowed to say anything during that interview.

Honestly I don't think its just about Hiroyuki Ito. Hes made it clear he dosent involve himself with the story. I agree their needs to be more emphasis on non-linear environmental desgin.

Even that section of FF13 Gran Pulse was beyond boring because there was it was monotonus, repititive and uncessary to the story.

Ito can only do so much, it really needs to be Hiroshi Minagawa and the FF Tactics team who do the story because even if Ito did FF15, the story would be awful if Toriyama and Kitase were involved. Even Nomura's inovolment would damage the game because of the convoluted mess that Kingdom Hearts has turned into.

In the same interview, Ito aso said that he would like to evolve the ATB system beyond what he did with FFXII but current gen harware (PS3/360) is not powerful enough to do what he wants to do. I guess that may be a hint that he will return to the FF series with PS4/720.

Also, Ito is a good writer. He co-wrote FFIX with Hironobu Sakaguchi. However, I do agree that it would be good to have Hiroshi Minagawa and the Tactics Ogre PSP team to hep him with the writing.



Galvanizer said:

In the same interview, Ito aso said that he would like to evolve the ATB system beyond what he did with FFXII but current gen harware (PS3/360) is not powerful enough to do what he wants to do. I guess that may be a hint that he will return to the FF series with PS4/720.

Also, Ito is a good writer. He co-wrote FFIX with Hironobu Sakaguchi. However, I do agree that it would be good to have Hiroshi Minagawa and the Tactics Ogre PSP team to hep him with the writing.

Well I don't want to give anyone flase hope, but if we look at FF12 that game went through development problems and to the best of my knowledge spent a lot longer in development than it should have.

That meant that FF13 which was already in development for the PS2 at the time was postponed to the PS3. That meant FF13 lost one year in development (which they admitted) and the difficulty in programming for the PS3 architecture meant the game took a very long time to develop. Then they had to port the game to the Xbox which was no easy task because the platforms featured very different architectures. Between the time it was announced (E3 2006) and its release date, it took about 4 years for them to release that title.

Since FF13 however Yochi Wada has been getting these FF games out every two years. FF13-2, now Lightning Returns and I expect FF13 Versus will be coming out in the near future. Granted I'm basing that on the fact it has spent 7 years in development. Anyway my point is I very much doubt Wada wants to release FF15 halfway through the console cycle in the same way FF13 was released.

Thus based on what we can see from Sqaure Enix, they have learned to get these games out much faster than before. We know that FF15 (well we think theres good evidence) will be announced this E3. Based on the accessibility of developing for the platforms this time I think the next main FF will be released within 3 years.

Then theres taking into account how long they've had to work with Luminous, personally I think theres a good chance the game has already been in development a while. I know Hashimoto said 'We are preparing for development...". Then that could mean game has already gone through the pre-production phase, and they are beginning development now. Lightning Returns hasn't been released yet and we don't know the release date. I think its unlikely Kitase and Toriyama will have time to work on Lightning Returns and have something to show for FF15 at E3.

I'm not sure what Wada has planned with Ito, whether its more mobile games or whatnot. From what I've heard Guardian Cross was financially very successful. Anyway, I think the staff (hopefully) for FF15 will be Hiroshi Minagawa and his Zodiac Brave team. I have faith they will bring the series back.



He's working on the latest FF.



Won't happen

The good developers at SquareEnix are Sony Fanboys and don't want their games as a Multiplat.
Wada wants the west or rather the FPS Community interested in the games of SE cause they are bigger and he only has Tory as a choice then.
Wada doesn't understand ZERO(the interest of FPS People) is less than what they have on PS3/4/Sony...He still thinks he gets 25 Million sold units when he is destroying the whole reputation Sony(and before Nintendo) did build up for Square(soft)

Everyone else is doomed to make trailers,tech demos and handheldgames.
As long as Nomura isn't getting lead of SquareEnix nothing won't change - Say bye to a High Quality Final Fantasy and everything else as long it isn't Sony Exclusive cause the good developers won't work on other platforms.



YukanaSenix said:

Won't happen

The good developers at SquareEnix are Sony Fanboys and don't want their games as a Multiplat.
Wada wants the west or rather the FPS Community interested in the games of SE cause they are bigger and he only has Tory as a choice then.
Wada doesn't understand ZERO(the interest of FPS People) is less than what they have on PS3/4/Sony...He still thinks he gets 25 Million sold units when he is destroying the whole reputation Sony(and before Nintendo) did build up for Square(soft)

Everyone else is doomed to make trailers,tech demos and handheldgames.
As long as Nomura isn't getting lead of SquareEnix nothing won't change - Say bye to a High Quality Final Fantasy and everything else as long it isn't Sony Exclusive cause the good developers won't work on other platforms.

There hasn't been a high quality FF game since FFX. The golden age of FF6, 7, and 8 is back in the 90's. That's a long time ago now, many of the important development staff including Takahashi, Sakaguchi, Matsuno, Mitsuda, and Uematsu have moved on.



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