Final Fantasy X-3 May Potentially Be Next After Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Finished

A Final Fantasy X-3 tale has been teased as a possibility after the Final Fantasy 7 Remake project is completed, nearly 20 years after the original release. Fans may finally have the chance to re-explore Spira.


Among fans of the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy X is one of the most well-known titles in the series, particularly in Japan, where it has consistently ranked first in polls as the fan-favorite Final Fantasy game. It was originally released in 2001 on PlayStation 2, and the story continued with the FFX-2 sequel in 2003, and the game's significance as a fan favorite was further demonstrated with an FFX/FFX-2 Remaster released in 2014. The intricate story told by the game elevates it to the status of a beloved masterpiece in the Final Fantasy series.


Because Final Fantasy X was the first mainline entry in the Final Fantasy series to receive a sequel, it never seemed out of the question that a third game in the Final Fantasy X storyline would be developed. Tetsuya Nomura and Final Fantasy X director Motomu Toriyama discussed the possibility of Final Fantasy X-3 appearing at some point in the future in an interview with the Japanese magazine Famitsu. Although Nomura confirmed that a story for a potential sequel has been written, he also stated that it is unlikely that the game will be released in its entirety for a long time.

“If we are to make X-3, we somehow have a synopsis written by Final Fantasy X writer Kazushige Nojima. It's sleeping right now, but the plot itself does exist," Nomura stated. Toriyama expressed similar thoughts and stated that Final Fantasy VII Remake currently takes priority over other projects for the team. "The probability is not zero, but we are not in a phase where we can talk about it, unless we have finished producing FF7 Remake," he said.


Additional materials that could potentially lead into the sequel to Final Fantasy X-2 were also mentioned by Nomura. The audio drama titled "Will" for Final Fantasy X contains information about where the story could go in the future. As an added bonus, he mentions that Kazushige Nojima had already penned a possible scenario in the event that a sequel was ever produced.


It's understandable that Square Enix would want to revisit the Final Fantasy X storyline. However, given that the first game in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake series only launched last year and that the series will likely see at least two more games before it is completed, it is possible that we will have to wait a long time before the team begins work on a potential FFX-3. Hopefully, more information about the game will become available in the near future.