A rough synopsis exists at Square Enix for Final Fantasy X-3
While it’s only the early working of an idea, an initial synopsis has been written for what would be the third official chapter of the Final Fantasy X saga.
Although younger gamers may not know this, there was a point in time when Square Enix—or, in its earlier pre-merger days, Squaresoft—never made sequels to Final Fantasy games. So, it was rather shocking for longtime fans such as myself when, in 2003, Final Fantasy X got a sequel in the way of Final Fantasy X-2.
The story of Tidus and Yuna may yet continue, however. During a recent interview with Japanese publication Famitsu, Mr. Belts and Buckles himself Tetsuya Nomura noted that one of his colleagues, Kazushige Nojima, had written a synopsis for what a Final Fantasy X-3 might be like. Nojima, for those who don’t know the name, was a writer on such games as both FFX and FFX-2, as well as Final Fantasy VII and its spin-offs, and the Kingdom Hearts series.
Final Fantasy VII Remake co-director Motomu Toriyama chimed in, saying that there was a higher than 0-percent chance that Final Fantasy X-3 could be made. However, work on the full Final Fantasy VII Remake experience would have to be finished before anything was considered.
So, while we may indeed be going back to Zanarkand, it’d not time to have real emotions about a third chapter just yet.
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