Square Enix is busy working on the next instalment of the mainline Dragon Quest series Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate. Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda said in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu that the game is being developed with the future in mind. Mr. Matsuda said the team is planning to take into account the next ten to twenty years of franchise. It’s unclear how they are looking to accomplish this, but it will certainly be interesting to find out. Perhaps they have looked at Final Fantasy XIV which has been running since 2010. We shall have to wait and see as many would expect some form of single player campaign as with previous mainline entries.
“Dragon Quest XII is being developed taking into account the next 10 to 20 years of the Dragon Quest series. There are parts that remain consistent with the traditional image of Dragon Quest, but new elements are also necessary. After all, as a brand we always need to innovate.”
Square Enix president and CEO Yosuke Matsuda