“Based on the former 5th Business Division, the newly established Third Development Division has started work on a new key project following Final Fantasy XIV, taking up a challenge for the next generation,”
The way he says "next generation" makes it sound like they are making another MMO. I hope not. They need to make single player games more frequently.
Yoshi-P has said many things over the past couple of years about FFXVI. He has said he would take the game on if asked and expressed the desire to see FFXVI have a medieval fantasy type setting. It's possible that his team is now working on FFXVI as a next gen game. That artwork shows the type of airship that would feature in the game he has described.
But it could be an MMO although I think it's unlikely unless the game is still a long way off since FFXIV is still going strong and getting a new expansion this year, even FFXI is still going with talks of something special for the 20th anniversary in 2022. So although a third FF MMO is likely at some point, this mystery project might not be it.
Thanks for all of this info. I thought they were going to cancel XI, but if it is still going, then that gives me hope that they won't bother with another MMO for a while. Two should already be plenty.
I would really, really love another medieval fantasy type of Final Fantasy like 1, 4, 9 or Tactics. These tend to splash in a little sci-fi, but still keep it mostly medieval. I liked the departure of 6 & 7 into a more sci-fi/fantasy hybrid, but by the time it got to 8, I felt that the sci-fi heavy side had gotten old, and since then Final Fantasy has been at least as much sci-fi as it has been fantasy. Ironically, medieval fantasy would be a change of pace at this point.