Naoki Yoshida, current producer of Final Fantasy 16, said in an interview that his first game for Square Enix was canceled in 2003.
Even the most brilliant careers hide a few hitches, and that of Naoki Yoshida , currently producer of Final Fantasy 16, is no exception: his first game for Square Enix was in fact canceled in 2003. Not a bad debut, huh?
Waiting for the new trailer for Final Fantasy 16, which is ready and will be published soon, Yoshida told in an interview this curious background so far unpublished, which dates back to the times of the merger between Square and Enix Corporation.
“As a result, we were told the game might not stay PC-exclusive, and sure enough, after the merger actually took place, we were told to rework it for the PlayStation 2,” said the producer.
“There was a vast difference in memory capacity between PCs and the PS2 even back then, so frankly, I was like, ‘You’re kidding me right?‘” The executives were aiming for this project, but at each meeting they made new demands .
Although initially the people involved tried to keep the development on track, the subsequent claim to also introduce a scenario mode led to the freezing of production and eventually its cancellation.