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FFXV getting a PC MMO?

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If I could only play one JRPG franchise for the rest of time, it would probably be Final Fantasy. I’ve been playing these games since the very first one and I am beyond excited for FF XV. However, Square Enix is looking to hire someone and the position is getting me a bit worried.

Over on MMO Culture, it was revealed that Square Enix is looking for an “Online Game Planner”. Of course, this makes complete sense considering the recent success of their other online Final Fantasy, FF XIV: A Realm Reborn. However, things get a bit worrying as the position goes on to say the listing is for “new online games related to FFXV”, with the candidate having “interest, curiosity, and/or experience with PC games”.

Currently, FFXV is not even slated for release on PC, coming only to PS4 and Xbox One sometime in the future. Why are they looking for someone the PC gaming side, particularly for online gaming? Could this be a spinoff that they’re planning, or perhaps an entire online component that will be available as part of the final game. I get worried when I see these things – I know that gaming is moving towards the always online, totally social gameplay, but I don’t want my JRPGs to follow that trend. These games are meant to take hours and hours to complete, totally alone. To change that would be to change one of the core experiences of the genre.

That said, I did thoroughly enjoy my time in Final Fantasy XIV. I should probably have more faith in Square Enix’s MMO abilities, but I just don’t see things going well if they tack on some MMO elements onto the latest numbered Final Fantasy game.

Last Updated: January 6, 2015

15 Comments

  1. Mandom (Umar)

    January 6, 2015 at 14:37

    I wouldn’t be too worried though, FF XV is going to stay as it is, as a mainline title, SP an all. This might be the same as what happened to FF Type-0 where it got a F2P mobile spin-off and Type-0 was still a complete a whole experience on its own.

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  2. Jaded_Reprobate

    January 6, 2015 at 14:37

    i don’t know how every1 else feels but, in my not so humble opinion, every single game that has tried to add MMO elements has been a disaster… maybe they should reconsider how they are going to be adding MMO elements and work on that before messing with franchises that don’t need to be ‘fixed’

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      January 6, 2015 at 14:39

      Well I don’t know about ALL games, but Souls was pretty successful in implementing online features into their games

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  3. HairyEwok

    January 6, 2015 at 14:56

    Yes please, yes please, yes please. My body is ready for this.

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  4. RinceThis

    January 6, 2015 at 14:56

    As long as their is pink hair, I am there.

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    • Quo Vadis?

      January 6, 2015 at 14:57

      *there

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      • HairyEwok

        January 6, 2015 at 14:57

        oohhhhh snap.

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      • RinceThis

        January 6, 2015 at 14:59

        Think you missed what I was doing there 😛

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        • Quo Vadis?

          January 6, 2015 at 15:13

          tl; dr LOL

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 6, 2015 at 15:11

      There like a bear?

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  5. Nick

    January 6, 2015 at 15:47

    Your heading says FFVX. That is wrong. k bai.

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  6. Gruberism kills

    January 6, 2015 at 16:13

    It will suck just like the last one.

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    • Krijn van Alten

      January 6, 2015 at 19:51

      What is that last one?If you mean XIV, that is quit succesfull on the moments and doesn’t suck at all.

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  7. RP-US_force

    March 13, 2015 at 10:46

    I hate MMOs just give us PC gamers the SP version

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  8. Joey1013

    March 18, 2015 at 18:54

    How about they are adding mini games and coop play with others with online option for ffxv? How about gladiator battles chocobo races and extra missions with other players? Get hidden special weapons from mini games like ffvii. How about astrology place talk about world’s of ffvii and ffviii. How about amusement park for nocturnal take stella on date when not killing each.other of course.

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