Producer Yoshinori Kitase and other members of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 team recount tales from the game’s development.
While running through its back catalogue and re-releasing a bunch of classic RPGs (but not you, Final Fantasy VIII) Square Enix has also been walking down memory lane with some of its developers.
A few weeks ago, we saw this developer video on Final Fantasy VII. Some of the game’s team ran through both the development of the game and the marketing push that went with, at the time, the biggest J-RPG release the western world had ever seen. That was to tie in with Final Fantasy VII’s release on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
Now, with the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD remaster making its way onto Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, we’ve got another development video.
This one features Yoshinori Kitase (producer), Motomu Toriyama (X event director / X-2 director), Yusuke Naora (X art director), and Takashi Katano (X event main programmer). Job titles were different at Squaresoft back in the day, weren’t they?
Let’s hope this video series continues, because it’s a privilege to get the inside scoop on these classic games, all these years later. And yes, we know it’s just a marketing push for the re-releases, but still – behind the scenes information is always exciting.