Yoshida:” It was basically Bloodborne plus that system… If we’d kept going, I think we’d still be working on it right now.”
Final Fantasy XVI is probably one of the most anticipated games by Square Enix fans and the jRPG genre itself. Anyway, it is no wonder if we are talking about a brand that can be considered one of the largest in the history of this industry. And although we haven’t heard much about the title itself, Yoshida recently revealed that the trailer is ready , but it had to be postponed a bit.
However, the mentioned creator also shared another very interesting news. Before shifting forces to FF XVI, his team was working on a canceled IP about which he revealed some information. As it turns out, it was a project that similar to Bloodborne in a way ! It was not a strictly RPG, but a “fairly hardcore action game”, where the combat system and the selection of weapons were very similar.
The whole story was to be wrapped in a gothic atmosphere, but at the same time offer some science fiction elements. What’s more, the title was supposed to focus quite heavily on the multiplayer mode and offer gameplay in asymmetric teams (like Evolve ). However, everything was so similar to the aforementioned title from FromSoftware that the creators revealed that they were talking to each other through laughter in the context of the first announcement of Bloodborne, that ” they had seen it somewhere before “.
I must admit that it could be something really interesting – get a production that offers something between the Final Fantasty series and Bloodborne. Unfortunately, we will probably never see what it looks like, so we can only try to imagine such a project. What do you think – would there be a chance for success ?