PS5’s next Final Fantasy exclusive is reportedly by Team Ninja
Unannounced spin-off is said to play like Nioh and Souls games
A Final Fantasy spin-off claimed to be planned as a PS5 exclusive is reportedly being developed by Nioh and Ninja Gaiden studio Team Ninja.
According to a report on Fanbyte, “Final Fantasy Origin” will be announced during next month’s digital E3 schedule.
The game is said to play similar to Nioh or the Souls games, and take place around the world featured in the original Final Fantasy game released for the NES.
“Expect the title to play similar to Nioh or other games in the genre, but to be more accessible for a wider audience,” Fanbyte said.
Square Enix is planning to release an alpha demo this summer, it’s claimed, with the publisher’s plan to solicit feedback while the game is still in an early state.
It was first claimed last week that Square Enix is working on a new PlayStation 5 exclusive Final Fantasy game, likely to be revealed at E3 next month.
The most recent Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, is currently exclusively available on PlayStation consoles. The upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade is also billed as a PS5 exclusive for at least six months.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has a timed exclusivity arrangement in place for Square Enix’s Forspoken too. It will be released for PS5 and PC in 2022 and will reportedly be a PlayStation console exclusive for two years.