Senior developers at Square Enix have hinted that we could see a Final Fantasy X-3 in the future, and that an outline for a threequel to the PlayStation 2 RPG has already been written.
According to RPGSite, the game’s character designer Tetsuya Nomura—who is also the creative lead on the recent Final Fantasy VII Remake— has spoken with Famitsu magazine in Japan (citing Japanese blog Ryokutya2089 ) on potential future projects. He said of a possible third game in the Spira-set series: “If we are to make X-3, we somehow have a synopsis written by Nojima-san. It’s sleeping right now, but the plot itself does exist.”
The Nojima-san Nomura refers to is one Kazushige Nojima, who was the scenario writer for the original game as well as this new outline. He confirmed his colleague’s remarks, adding: “I had the opportunity to work with people who entered the game industry after playing FF7. But now that phase has moved and now I’m going with people who entered after playing FFX.”
It’s said that the new game would take its cue from an audio drama entitled Will that was included with the 2015 release of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. However, it should be noted that work on a potential sequel likely won’t start until the completion of the Final Fantasy VII Remake project, so it could be some time away given that project is set to span two or more games. As Final Fantasy X‘s lead Motomu Toriyama puts it “The probability is not zero, but we are not in a phase where we can talk about it, unless we have finished producing FF7 Remake.”
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade with its bonus Yuffie chapter recently launched for PlayStation 5. There’s no word yet when we can expect a full part 2, but Square Enix hopes it’ll arrive “as soon as possible.”