Final Fantasy XIII-2 doesn’t recycle cut content from FFXIII

By on August 3, 2011

RPG sequel is “completely newly written.”

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Square Enix has insisted it won’t be using any of the cut down content from FFXIII in its forthcoming RPG follow-up, explaining that it had to re-craft a completely original scenario.

Yoshinori Kitase, Final Fantasy XIII-2 director, spoke to Xbox World 360 magazine and has stressed that no supposed FFXIII assets is being recycled, stating that the media has misunderstood their words  when they said content has been detached.

“I think those comments have been really badly misinterpreted. The fact is that when making any game you need to come up with lots of different ideas and designs that you weigh up against each other before picking the best one. Obviously in that process a lot of ideas and designs have to be discarded,” he said.

Kitase decimated fan’s fears and reassured that the team has dropped unused slices when working on the sequel.

“We have never knowingly picked up these kind of ideas and recycled them. That’s not what we do. It’s natural for anyone making games to throw away ideas but the scenario of FFXIII-2 is completely newly written and has no connection to anything we didn’t use for FFXIII”.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 was recently confirmed for a January release in Western territories.


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