With the release of Final Fantasy XIII, what's next? Not downloadable content, says the game's producer, Yoshinori Kitase.
"For Final Fantasy XIII, specifically, we're not considering any downloadable content," Kitase told Kotaku, ruling out even minor additions like downloadable costumes for the Final Fantasy XIII cast. "We feel that we've created a complete package with Final Fantasy XIII, so 100% of the game is present in the packaged product."
*As you may know, Final Fantasy gets it's name from being the "final"(finished) product.
"But that's not to say that for future Final Fantasy games we won't consider downloadable content," Kitase added. "The development teams are very interested in looking into what can be done for future titles. We're definitely open to considering that."
While he didn't mention it by name, Kitase may be referring to the next games in the Fabula Nova Crystallis trilogy, the more action oriented Final Fantasy Versus XIII and handheld entry Final Fantasy Agito XIII. The former is still currently announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, as Final Fantasy XIII once was. The latter is bound for the PSP, formerly planned for release only on mobile phones. Square Enix continues to evaluate the video game market for those titles, but wouldn't share "any exciting new announcements" with us about its plans.