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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Naoki Hamaguchi has upgraded to co-director for FINAL FANTASY Vll REMAKE; FINAL FANTASY XIV team well into their next gen project (Possibly FFXVI)

vivster said:
Keybladewielder said:
I really hope Yoshida's game is FF16 and not another MMO (though, like another user said, they don't have much reason to make another MMO, as FF14 still makes tons of money). Also, I wonder what is Ito doing...would be cool if he was involved in FF16.

I'm almost sure I recently read a statement from SE that there is not gonna be a new MMO anytime soon since FF14 is doing well. Can't find it, though.

Not too recent but Yoshida has often made comments like this https://www.finalfantasyunion.com/news/3628/yoshida-says-as-long-as-ffxiv-keeps-expanding-there-is-not-any-point-in-making-a-new-mmorpg/ he never rules it out but given that he has FFXI and especially FFXIV to oversee and support for years to come, it doesn't seem like a new MMO is wanted or needed.



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V-r0cK said:
twintail said:

If you read the actual interview that quote comes from, Nomura was always part of the FF7 remake team. He just assumed Kitase was the director while Kitase wanted him to be the director. Part of this is because Nomura was the one who wanted to make an FF7 remake years before. That said, Nomura doesn't direct anything by himself anyways. So I wouldnt say that is proof that work is being thrust upon him.

Ya he knew he always wanted to be a part of the game, but probably thought he'd just give some points here and there because he was already busy dealing with KH3 and FFXV so he would have never thought he'd be directing FFVII remake.  But then to just suddenly give him the role of director unknowingly is a huge difference. 

Probably that's why ultimately they had him drop FFXV and gave it to Tabitha because doing 3 huge games at once was going to be too much workload.  And again, they shifted his position around from one game to another.

I do a lot of project managing in my field and it's horrible juggling between projects only to get taken off one to start a new one out of the blue.  So trying to put myself in his position would be really stressful and im sure his position is a million times harder than mine.

He was always part of the team for ff7r. In fact it only exists because he, Kitase and Nojima decided to go for it. 

Nomura just didn't think he was going to be director because Kitase seemed like he was taking that role.  Nomura was most likely expecting the creative producer position,  one he assumes quite regularly on games. 

But it certainly wasnt a limited input to director role.  He was one of the main members of the team from the initial start. 

I'm sure he does have a ton of responsibilities like it sounds you do (keep up the good work), but i don't see this as him necessarily being given too much work. He could of had little to no involvement if he wanted,  but he wanted to be part of the core team. 



Hope the combat is nowhere near FFXV as thats the worst combat in the series . Too much holding hands ! Fingers cross they develop a hybrid turn based combat



SE need to invest on building their own core team like in the 90's era . Today they just invest on buying studios and publishing others ip. I am not saying that was bad but they are neglecting their own ip and quality.



twintail said:

RenCutypoison said:

In other words Nomura has a new stunt double after Tabata's departure and can once again work on two games at once.

Also glad for yoshi-p I hope he gets to direct FFXVI

Nomura has always co-directed games for the longest time. he hasnt be the only director on a game since KH2 in 2005. 

Seems weird for a director.



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twintail said:

He was always part of the team for ff7r. In fact it only exists because he, Kitase and Nojima decided to go for it. 

Nomura just didn't think he was going to be director because Kitase seemed like he was taking that role.  Nomura was most likely expecting the creative producer position,  one he assumes quite regularly on games. 

But it certainly wasnt a limited input to director role.  He was one of the main members of the team from the initial start. 

I'm sure he does have a ton of responsibilities like it sounds you do (keep up the good work), but i don't see this as him necessarily being given too much work. He could of had little to no involvement if he wanted,  but he wanted to be part of the core team. 

Thanks!!

I guess he could've said no or request to take less work, but maybe he'd look bad by the higher ups if he didn't try to act like he wanted more work?

A question I had was if Square, and even Nomura, knew about a FFVII remake, why did they decide to make it now?  Clearly we're not going to see the game any time soon with the way Square releases their AAA games so why that rush to get it going when they had FFXV and KH3 to finish first?  They're only hurting themselves internally by doing this I think.