However, director Hiroki Chiba says a story for the sequel is ready and pending approval from Square Enix.
Those who played World of Final Fantasy would have found it a fun homage to the series, one that doesn’t try too hard but provides enough fan service. An “upgrade” of the game will be coming in November with World of Final Fantasy Maxima. However, it’s interesting to hear what director Hiroki Chiba had to say about it in an interview with Weekly Famitsu (via Ryokutya 2089).
Speaking about the Switch version of World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Chiba revealed that that the overall budget for the title was “low”. “With the Switch port, we took the opportunity to enhance the game,” Chiba said. “To be completely honest, our budget was low, so what we could do was limited, but we used our time carefully and did what we could!”
Chiba also revealed that a story for a sequel had been fully written, but is yet to be approved by Square Enix. “While there are no plans for a sequel, I have fully written the story. If Square Enix gives us its approval, we can start development right away.” While we don’t know the exact budget for the upgrade, especially in comparison to the base game, it’s kind of strange to hear how limited the development team was.
Nevertheless, World of Final Fantasy Maxima includes new Champions and monsters to battle. There’s also the Avatar Change system, which lets Reynn and Lann, the protagonists, transform into any classic Final Fantasy character a.k.a. Champion that they wish. Look for the enhanced version of the game to release on November 6th for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.