FFXIII-2 Influenced By Red Dead Redemption

Wait. What?

The director of Final Fantasy XIII-2, Motomu Toriyama, has been speaking about the game and has revealed an unexpected influence in the shape of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption.

Among the millions of games that came out last year, Red Dead Redemption was adored by a lot of Japanese developers, including ourselves. Our game is not as open-field as that game, obviously. We did take some inspirations, however.

For example, missions can happen anywhere rather than having to go to a certain shrine, or base or something, and that’s from them. In this game you see lots and lots of chocobos and you can ride them.

The kind of feeling you get as you ride the chocobo, it’s a bit like the way you ride a horse. It’s a really refreshing feel good experience, and that’s one thing we learned from the game.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase has also discussed the graphical differences between the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Final Fantasy XIII and why XIII-2 will not suffer the same problems.

What we believe is even with Final Fantasy XIII there wasn’t an awful lot of difference when it comes to real time graphics. It’s about the same. When it comes to actual movie files, which was very heavy, the compression capacity of the two consoles was quite visible.

In the meantime, we are now capable of event scenes/drama scenes as real time graphics rather than movies.

A trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2 has been released which you can view below.

Source: RPGSite / YouTube

29 Comments

  1. Can’t wait for this :) loved FFXIII so anything like it is fine by me – with aspects of open world I think they’ve made a mistake though as I think all they are adding is making things bigger and the time it takes from point A to point B to be longer – rather than actual shops, side quests and stuff. That’s the impression I got from one of the people working on it.

  2. apart from the arbitrary limits on levelling and the difficulty of some of the bosses i thought ffxiii was a pretty bloody good game, and i look forward to playing this one.
    i know i’m probably in the minority with that opinion though.

    anybody else think that noel might be an older hope?
    the voice definitely sounds like an older version of hope.

  3. Inspiration is good thing….

  4. It was a multiplatform release, very linear, but the story wad.one of the best i’ve played, and im sur most, if not all who comepleted it would.say the same

    Hopefully they will make the battle system a little more interesting than just pressing x, x, x, a billion times!

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