As a result of the new impressions of Final Fantasy XVI, some statements that he has made have begun to come to light Naoki Yoshida, its producer, to some media to which he has given an interview. This has allowed us to know some curiosities, such as the fact that the Square Enix team does not rule out eliminating the numbering in future installments of the saga.
In addition to this, it has recognized the Eurogamer portal the great influence it has had the world of Game of Thrones in the development of this new chapter. That is something that anyone who takes control of the setting and its plot will notice, giving the impression that it is a story of the universe created by George RR Martin.
Yoshida himself has not wanted to hide it, admitting that expressly asked the team to watch the series in order to get to get the same kind of feeling:
We wanted to create something that would really resonate with a lot of people. When we saw how Game of Thrones, and before all that the Song of Ice and Fire series, resonated so much with gamers, we knew it was something we wanted to do as well. When we started creating the game, we had our core team of about 30 members who early on bought the Game of Thrones blu-ray box and I asked everyone to watch it, because we wanted that kind of feel.
For his part, Hiroshi Minagawathe art director, has also stated that everything related to Game of Thrones has influenced the artistic style that has been chosen:
If we want to create something with that kind of western feeling, we have to look to the west for that kind of inspiration. And so things like Game of Thrones is what we want, because that kind of thing doesn’t exist where we live in Japan.
It should not be forgotten that the development of Final Fantasy XVI It already finished a few weeks ago, so we just have to wait for the June 22ndthe day that what aims to be one of the best games of this 2023 will go on sale.
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