In a recent interview published by True Achievement, a former Artistic Director of Eidos Montreal He revealed that the team was initially assigned to start it Development from Final Fantasy 15 By Square Enix, before the business moved to the in-house study of the Japanese division.
“We tried to work on Final Fantasy 15,” he explained. Jonathan Jack Billet, Former Technical Director From the Deus Ex team, “Then they decided to move development to Japan – which I still think was a mistake, but it’s true. Our project was really good.”
It has not been explored further and there is no way to understand it up to any point Development continues inside Eidos Montreal or if some of the work done by the Western team has been recovered, used, or moved directly to the building developed by the in-house team for Square Enix in Japan.
What is certain is that Final Fantasy 15 has gone through a very complex configuration, with various changes in style, ideas and contents, so it is not excluded that there is something related to the first versions of the game, as well as to the material released to the game. The public, it had to do with the work of Eidos Montreal.
Jacques-Belletti’s statement could also confirm an old rumor that surfaced in 2018 from YouTube’s SuperBunnyHop channel, which revealed that Eidos Montreal had “some technical stuff and game design projects in a top-secret office,” in a project that was supposed to be a sort of “opera”. Space RPG” with a love triangle and other elements that could be related to Final Fantasy 15, in fact.
If nothing else, it shows how the use of Western Square Enix teams has always been so selective and surprising, perhaps so much, that we can hope for a clear change of direction now that Eidos Montreal, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix Montreal have been sold to Embracer Group. We also recently learned that Final Fantasy 15 has sold 10 million copies.
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