Final Fantasy producer is interested in making a MOBA

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We’ve spoken before about trends in games. Right now, the current fad is something akin to a good ol’ fashioned mob stomping, four on one action. But there’s another trend circling the industry. MOBA games. Well, to be precise, the fact that every developer wants a piece of that lucrative pie. Could Final Fantasy spin a game off in that genre direction?

Speaking to Destructoid, Square Enix producer Hajime Tabata mentioned that he spent quite a bit of time watching League Of Legends and various other MOBA titles on Twitch. Which then led to Tabata remarking that he had plenty of interest in creating an arena game of his own.

“I do have a great amount of interest in creating a MOBA game,” Tabata explained. “But obviously that genre itself isn’t very popular in Japan. So it’s kind of a question as to ‘If we were to do it, how would we approach it?’ – so that it would be picked up by the Japanese audience”.

[MOBAs] include the essence of RPGs in really short amounts of time, short spurts. I think other RPG creators also look at the game in awe. They are amazed about what they are capable of doing in such a short amount of time. I’m really interested in eSports games.”

Of course, those are just Tabata’s feelings on the genre. Which means that a Final Fantasy MOBA isn’t likely to be announced…yet. Square Enix has spun that franchise off into some great new games (Kingdom Hearts, Theatrhythm) as well as some truly terrible ones (Final Fantasy All The Bravest). But a game in a genre using beloved characters where nickel and diming your audience is encouraged?

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Someone in the Square Enix shareholders lounge is reading this right now and wondering if his newfound erection is normal.

Last Updated: September 3, 2014

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  • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

    No. No no no no. Please no. No more MOBAS. Please. I can’t take it anymore *cries violently*

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      But we need MOAR-BA!

      …said no one.

      • Sith JJ

        But I thought you just loooove all MP games.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          sarcasm
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          noun
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          • Sith JJ

            I think that was more of an attempt at sardony 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Bit of both haha

          • Hammersteyn

            Now that’s sarcasm

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            😀

    • Hammersteyn
    • Ottokie

      Agreed, every tom dick and harry is making a MOBA…and we all know how awesome the MOBA community is.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Competitive gaming always brings out the best in people.

  • Sith JJ

    I see Thief is on sale on Steam now for $10. Not sure if it’s worth it though.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      I saw that, want it but I’ll wait until I upgrade & get it as one of AMD’s never settle games.

      • Sith JJ

        Haha. Just upgraded my gfx card and what I got for it was Reus.
        Which, by the way, is just mind blowing.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          I’ve got that… I think 😉

          • Sith JJ

            I think you have a lot of games that you don’t even know you do

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I know most of what I have, it’s the stuff I get with indie bundles I have a hard time remembering.

        • Skoobaz

          The sarcasm is heavy here, am I thinking of the same game, the elemental type one with god’s of earth, plants, oceans?

          • Sith JJ

            Oh, no. I’m actually serious about Reus. And you have the right game in mind there.
            I’m loving it. I love these basic 2D games. And it actually takes more attention to keep things going smoothly than most strategy-type games.

          • Skoobaz

            I dig Reus aswell, but an upgrade for it?? I’ve played it on my work laptop, which has about the same processing power as a potato

          • Sith JJ

            Oh sorry. Yes, the upgrade part was sarcasm. I got that because Nvidia’s software was driving me mad and, well, it was due time.

          • Skoobaz

            I have been trying to upgrade gfx drivers for ages. Did not work manually at all. Real issue. Tried latest driver, didn’t work, it rolled back everytime to the driver I got with the card. 40 versions old! Then I installed geforce experience and drivers updated no problems at all. Wish I had sussed that out 6 months back!

          • Sith JJ

            My issue was exactly the same, only difference being that the GeForce experience kept telling me to roll back as well. Then I lost it.

  • Hammersteyn

    People thought they were done with Lightning,Hope and Vanille? They thought wrong!

  • Sk3tz0

    FFS.. wat next.. MOBA of Street Fighter games.. Paperboy MOBA. oh i no.. NIntendo getting in on the Mario Universe MOBA…

  • Kensei Seraph

    I’d play it at least once on the off chance that it isn’t terrible.

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    NO

  • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

    Also…LOL for the Limit breaks they cost extra

  • ironronoa eversince

    I think the best theme for final fantasy MOBA will be Ivalice. The races are very interesting. Human, Moogle, Numou, Viera, Baanga, Gria, Seeq. Better movement and stance types for a different gameflow. Most MOBAs nowadays are like same bland taste and boring.

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