Final Fantasy is known for many things, one of them is how deep and varied the stories are from title to title. In an interview with Examiner, Final Fantasy XV Game Director, Hajime Tabata talked about this would be no different:
“One of the important threads of the story in Final Fantasy XV is that tale of how Noctis goes from being a young prince in waiting to becoming the king of the country,” Tabata said, “That tale is a really big part of the game. We are really trying to aim for something where the gameplay and storytelling are really one in the same.”
It goes on from there though, as the bonds Noctis forms in Final Fantasy XV will also be key to the story, as well as the game itself.
“Another big relationship is the bond of friendship and then of course, the bonds of love are the third element we are going to cover,” said Tabata, “It’s not going to be a love story, that’s not the main focus of the game, but it’s has those elements of love and romance within the broader story of Noctis’s growth as a person.”
Tabata also notes that The Last of Us was part of the inspiration behind Final Fantasy XV’s story, not a bad place to get a reference from huh?
Final Fantasy XV is coming to Xbox One and PS4 this year.