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bigtakilla said:

What if Xenoblade X was always supposed to have been the series that connects all the other series together, Gears, Saga, and Blade. It would make sense given it's name and numerous nods to all the other games in the series and the choice to name the series Cross (X). It could easily be an alternate dimension where they all essentially wind up (the flash of white light before entering space with Planet Mira). It may have even been the intention all along as Bandai had been working with Monolith Soft on projects before such as Project X Zone/2 and had recently spoke of their desire to revisit Saga while working on that game series (in which the same time period they were working on Blade X). 

 

Yeah it's a long shot, but one I'd love to see come to fruition.

I think it depends on what role the wave-existence and Zohar/Conduit play in Xenoblade Chronicles X's hopeful sequels. After Xenoblade 2, I am much more convinced that X is somehow related to the other Xenoblade games. There seems to be a long-term plan for the series lore, but it is given to us in self-contained segments so that we don't feel disappointed if the series ends for budget reasons and so each game is good on its own right. 

Before X released, it was said in an Iwata Asks that Takahashi wrote almost a novel for its story. What we got seems to be just a small portion of that. 

**Hinted Spoilers In Speculation below***

I think Xenoblade X (and Xenoblade I/II) are suppose to be a re-imagining of what happened in Xenogears Episode I (humanity leaves Lost Jerusalem) and somehow the Zohar/Conduit is on Mira influencing who comes to it and what happens. The Zohar/Conduit acts as the bridge between different time periods. The Homs might be related to the Samaarians. 

I just don't know how they will connect Xenoblade X with Xenoblade I/II's backstory, unless maybe Earth wasn't destroyed in Xenoblade X like we are led to believe at the start of the game. We know that the mimeosome's memories can be manipulated. Who's to say their memory of Earth's destruction is 100% reliable? 

Last edited by sc94597 - on 26 December 2017