Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Director Wants To Bring Back One-On-One Battles For The Sequel
Easily one of the biggest complaints for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT has been the game’s lack of one-on-one battles, which abruptly departed from the Dissidia franchise in favor of three-on-three matches when the Japanese Arcade game Dissidia Final Fantasy released back in 2015. Now, Dissidia NT director has expressed interest in bringing one-on-one fights back to the franchise, though it won’t be possible to implement them in the latest entry.
The folks over at DualShockers recently spoke with Dissidia Final Fantasy NT director Takeo Kujiraoka about the possibility of bringing one-on-one fights to the game, and whether or not his team would be interested in doing so. “I do agree that one-on-one does have its own type of enjoyment and gives a very different playstyle,” Kujiraoka said. “However, that is why it is very difficult for us to realize a one-on-one mode as a part of an update.”
The way that we balance out the characters would need to be changed completely, as we currently balance the characters to have strengths and weaknesses based on their role. If we are to create a one-on-one mode, it would likely need to be a different title. It’s not that three-on-three team battle or one-on-one battle is better or worse than the other, so I personally do want to try creating a one-on-one game as well if I have the opportunity to do so.”
It should be noted that, despite Kujiraoka’s comments, the Dissidia Final Fantasy series has always been a home run with Final Fantasy fans thanks to its heavy-handed implementation of nostalgia-based features. Fans used to be able to set up one-on-one matches between the player’s characters of choice, all with the added option of having them fight on a particular stage while listening to their choice of game music. This in most respects went away with the release of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, as did the epic story modes that were so beloved on the PSP games, replaced by the linear story mode in NT that is peppered with gimmicky Summon battles.
The good news is that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT may not end up being the last game in the franchise. Square Enix seems to have doubled down on the title since the release of the free-to-play version, releasing new characters even after the Season Pass finished running its course. Given these facts, there is a distinct possibility that we may get a new Dissidia game in the future, and Kujiraoka seems to be fully on board with the idea of a sequel.
…because this game is a title that was able to grow into what it is today as a Final Fantasy game due to the fans, I believe that a path will open up on its own if we continue to create excitement.”
Dissidia Final Fantasy is now available free-to-play for PC and PlayStation 4.
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