Even more than Final Fantasy 15?
Final Fantasy 15 took ten years to be developed fully, but it was the victim of some very unique circumstances- Final Fantasy games usually take far quicker to release, owing to better managed development cycles, as well as simultaneous development of more than one game in the series.
Maybe that’s why Square Enix can already discuss what Final Fantasy 16 will be like, even though 15 just released. Square Enix executive producer and Final Fantasy brand manager Shinji Hashimoto recently talked about Final Fantasy 16 at the Lucca Comics & Games 2016 in London (via Siliconera and Gamerclick), where he discussed that the setting in Final Fantasy 16 would be vastly different than the one in 15, pointing to the differences in setting from 7 to 8 to 9 as the kinds of differences that players could expect.
As for the gameplay, he also promised that players could expect more of an action RPG, which frankly sounds a bit unbelievable, because Final Fantasy 15 is already pretty much an action RPG to begin with. Final Fantasy 15 is available right now exclusively on PS4 and Xbox One. If you haven’t already, make sure to go check out our review for the game.