The only thing stopping Square Enix’s developers from making Final Fantasy X-3 is the current Final Fantasy VII remake series.
After the FF7 Remake epic is completed, another sequel based in Spira might be the team’s next major project. On the negative, it will take a long time for it to happen.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Motomu Toriyama, writer Kazushige Nojima, and character designer Tetsuya Nomura were interviewed in Weekly Famitsu magazine’s late July 2021 issue.
They spoke about previous sequels, including X-2, the X-2.5 Eien no Daisho book, and the X-Will audio drama to commemorate Final Fantasy X’s 20th anniversary. The four of them also verified the existence of an FFX-3 synopsis.
“The chance of the game being created is not nil,” Toriyama remarked. “But first, we’re still working on the FF7 Remake, so we can’t talk about it just yet.”
So, you’re saying there’s a possibility!? Here’s all we know about the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII.
When Will Final Fantasy X-3 Be Released?
You’d have an easier job predicting how long Square Enix would continue to develop FF7 Remake games at this point. We have one full-length game and one two-chapter DLC so far.
They barely cover a tiny portion of the plot in the original game. Because the game’s various systems and specific locations are already created, the following entries should potentially take less time to develop. But we’ll have to wait and see.
The Running Time
“We have a broad notion of how the plot will play out,” Kitase stated in Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania, which will be published in May 2020.
“There’s a rumor that there’ll be three parts, but we’re doing it one step at a time.” It will take longer to complete the tale if we divide it into huge chunks. It will be easier to build if we separate it into smaller, more specific portions.”
FF7 Remake Part 2 is unlikely to be released until 2023, and at least one more full-length game is expected after that.
It’s a stretch to believe that the Final Fantasy 7 remake tale will conclude in 2025 or 2026, but it’s still possible.
Only then will work on X-3 begin in earnest. It would take 3 to 4 years or more to produce at that stage unless Square Enix recycles some developing systems and assets.
As unbelievable as that may sound, a release date before 2030 appears to be a reasonable expectation.
We discover that protagonist Tidus was a Blitzball star who lived — and died — in the city of Zanarkand around 1,000 years before the main game’s events during the events of FFX.
As a “dream of the day,” alluding to entities generated by the spirits of people merging with pyreflies to construct magical creatures known as aeons, some highly metaphysical magic restored his bodily form.
During a pilgrimage, summoners call on the might of the aeons to confront a kaiju known as Sin, who has ravaged vast portions of the globe. Sin always resurfaces after being conquered since the aeon created to eliminate Sin becomes Sin.
The great surprise is that to defeat Sin, your group must send all of these dreams to the Farplane, including the aeons and Tidus (which is sort of like heaven). Yuna, your party’s summoner and Tidus’ love interest, returns in FFX-2 two years after the original game.
Yuna, an exalted hero, manages the political upheaval of three warring groups. However, she will have to journey to the Farplane to battle a source of immense evil that is corrupting the faith. They bring Tidus back to life as a sign of their gratitude.
The radio drama Final Fantasy X-Will and the novella Final Fantasy X-2.5 Eien no Daisho examine their reunion’s aftermath. The light novel, which is unofficially translated as “Price of Eternity,” depicts tension in Tidus and Yuna’s relationship.
Some genuinely bizarre events occur, including Tidus’ time journey to Besaid to investigate the randomly sexual nature of how aeons are generated. Tidus dies over and over again, only to be revived. And the whole thing ends up breaking the cosmos.
All of this information is regarded canon for those who have only played Final Fantasy X, similar to how multimedia initiatives have enhanced the mythos of Final Fantasy VII long before the FF7 Remake. It’s unclear how Square Enix will make use of all of this.