After rumours popped up last week about a potential new Final Fantasy game coming exclusively to PlayStation 5, we’ve now been told a bit more about the project. According to Imran Khan at Fanbyte, the new title is a spin-off game being developed as a collaboration between Square Enix and Team Ninja, the studio behind the Nioh series and fighting game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Set in the world of the original Final Fantasy (first released in 1987 for the NES), the game is supposedly titled Final Fantasy Origin, and will feature a combat system and gameplay similar to that of the Nioh and Dark Souls games. However, fans shouldn’t be worried about rock-hard difficulty, as the game will be more accessible than Nioh or the Souls titles.
In terms of development, Final Fantasy Origin is still in a fairly phase, but this doesn’t mean fans won’t be able to see it for years. Square Enix plan to debut the game at this year’s E3 conference, with an alpha demo scheduled for this summer to give the developers some feedback on the game so far. The demo itself is titled “Stranger in Paradise”.
While this information is still largely speculative, Fanbyte’s sources corroborated the rumours, while some of the details come from assets shared with the press. Although this should all be taken with a grain of salt, it seems increasingly likely that a reveal really is on the horizon for Final Fantasy.