A recently translated interview conducted with Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura, hints at the massive open world that will be available to players in Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Nomura made the following comment regarding the game’s shear size:
“If you try to go all the way to the end, it’s truly far.”
Additional details from the interview reveal that with the exclusion of the mountains, the world is fully explorable, and will be almost completely seamless with very few transitional loading screens. It will feature destructible objects, clouds constructed from real world physics calculations, and fluid transitions in and out of battle sequences.
As someone who has followed the Final Fantasy franchise for years and struggled to make it through the largely linear gameplay of Final Fantasy XIII, this news brought a smile to my face.
We’ll continue to bring you more updates on this game as they become available.