Tetsuya Nomura Spent 3 Months Convincing Square Enix Not to Move Final Fantasy XV to Smartphones

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  1. Covarr says:

    But if they put it on smartphones they can charge like $16 for it. That’s a lot.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Nomura was the good guy all along! It’s just like a final fantasy plot! He must’ve been trying to tell us about this for years!

  3. zornny says:

    But we will still be able to buy items with real money right?

  4. Fishy Phil says:

    I hate it when this site goes on about Japanese games. They suck!

    • Anonymous says:

      Now, now, all games are equal, no matter where they come from.

    • Anonymous says:

      I highly recommend you try playing a Final Fantasy title before you knock them all. You claim they all suck, but does your game preference focus on FPS games like CoD? If so, that could be why you dislike FF games. It is a different genre, and while it may seem to you like the games are unappealing, there are entire fanbases out there for each of the releases of the FF and many other JRPG series’ that are out there.

      TL;DR, read the comment. I can’t summarise well.

    • Anonymous says:

      enjoy your shitty brown shooters

  5. Falafel says:

    Yeah, I suppose some people were disappointed because they were making highly-successful games that THEY didn’t want.

    God, anyone who thinks that the FFXIII series in terms of popularity was “disappointing” should all go fucking die.

    • Mac Johnson says:

      Even if the Final fantasm game was popular, perhaps it would be even more popular on phones. If you can achieve greater success it is your duty as an American to do anything in your power to get to that point.

    • Jeff Videogames says:

      Lightning Returns only sold 300 thousand copies in its first week, compared to 1.5 million for XIII and 500 thousand for XIII-2.
      Even Japan is sick of that sub-series.
      If it was on the smart phone, however, they could open up to a massive pool of new consumers who likely haven’t played an FFXIII game yet, like grandmothers and hipsters. The micro-transactions alone would’ve made them more money than LR ever did.

      Until these Japanese companies figure out how to enter the iPod generation, they’re just going to keep bleeding money.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am a Japanese.
    report is not in dengeki.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m sorry if I make anybody mad, but Nomura is half wrong as are the executives. They should sell Final Fantasy XV on both smartphones and ps4 and xbox one give the game more availability to people. Also what about pc gamers we haven’t had a Final Fantasy game in years. I say equality for all gamers.

    • Anonymous says:

      IPhones aren’t NEARLY as high-tech as new game consoles, just fyi, which would mean a bunch of downgrading, and how would the controls even work? But the while things a satire so w/e.

  8. Kevinspeaks says:

    They prob were too scared about money and profits.. they have a Realm Reborn now.. they’re money maker is back and hopefully good quality games return…

  9. Anger says:

    This article proves once again that Testsuya Nomura is the ONLY competent person at SE. Just to think SE were already preparing to move FF15 to smartphones after teasing us the game in 2006!!