Square Enix, like a lot of Japanese game developers, are incredibly protective of their development secrets. They rarely let anybody look at the development process and are rather stingy over the smallest of things. That’s why it’s kind of a shock that Square Enix finally let somebody into its offices for an unprecedented look at how it develops games.
As part of a new series from Sony, the console maker sent a team inside Square Enix to look at the development of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Sony was able to sit down with various team members, and not just the public faces of development, to talk about “their aspirations and ambitions for the final chapter of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.”
You may feel that Square Enix has lost its way in recent years, but it’s nice to see that the team members at Square Enix are still passionate about reinventing the wheel with every game it makes. Some may feel that Square should have left well enough alone, but the developers obviously want to challenge themselves with each title.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII launches February 11, 2014 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.[Image: PlayStation/YouTube]