The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has a feature celebrating the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy X, and with it comes the inevitable talk about the possibility of Final Fantasy X-3. The interview features Final Fantasy X character designer Tetsuya Nomura, director (event) Motomu Toriyama, and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima.
Here are translated quotes from the key developers:
- Tetsuya Nomura: “Nojima (Kazushige) has written an outline of what a potential Final Fantasy X-3 would be like if it were to happen. The Final Fantasy X -Will- (audio drama) and Final Fantasy X-2.5 (novel) were also based on that. It might be dormant now, but the plot itself certainly exists.”
- Motomu Toriyama: (About Final Fantasy X-3) The possibility isn’t zero. But we first need to finish production on Final Fantasy VII Remake before getting into any further discussion about it.”
- Kazushige Nojima: “There was a point when I was working with people who joined the games industry after playing Final Fantasy VII. However, that phase has shifted, and I’m now working with people who joined the industry after playing Final Fantasy X.”
Final Fantasy X was originally released for PlayStation 2 in Japan on July 19, 2001. It was the first FF game to get a sequel with the 2003-released Final Fantasy X-2. An HD remaster featuring FFX and FFX-2 is available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.