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Rumor: Square Enix and Team Ninja Working on Action-Focused Final Fantasy Title Exclusive to PS5

Rumor: Square Enix and Team Ninja Working on Action-Focused Final Fantasy Title Exclusive to PS5 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2021 / 1,504 Views

A new rumor surrounding the Final Fantasy franchise has popped up that claims Square Enix is working with Koei Tecmo developer Team Ninja on an action-focised game in the series.

Sources have corroborated the rumor to Fanbyte and suggest the title for the game is Final Fantasy Origin. The game appears to be a PlayStation 5 exclusive at launch with a PC release happening later on. The sources claim the game will be announced at E3 2021 in June. 

Square Enix is hoping to release an alpha demo for the game in Summer 2021, which would be similar to the public alphas that Nioh had to get feedback from players, while the game is still in development. 

Rumor: Square Enix and Team Ninja Working on Action-Focused Final Fantasy Title, Exclusive to PS5

Team Ninja is bset known for developing Ninja Gaiden and Nioh. However, most relevant to this rumor is the studio developed the fighting game with action role-play elements Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. It launched for the PlayStation 4 in January 2018 and for PC in March 2019. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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15 Comments
Angelv577 (on 24 May 2021)

Wow square Enix and Sony partnership is so strong this gen.

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Sogreblute Angelv577 (on 24 May 2021)

I mean money talks. Sony has been giving Square Enix and other companies a lot of money recently for these timed exclusive deals and "keep off Xbox" deals.
Yes, if I see a game that's PS/PC only and it's obvious Sony paid to keep it off Xbox for X amount of time I'm calling it the "keep off Xbox" deal.

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2zosteven (on 24 May 2021)

Just give me an old style turn-based final fantasy!

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twintail (on 24 May 2021)

A more accessible Nioh? So in!
Cant wait for this reveal!

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Mystro-Sama (on 26 May 2021)

Really? XVI already looks like a DMC game, how much more action focus can they make another FF? lol

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eva01beserk (on 25 May 2021)

Crystal chronicles 3

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Blood_Tears (on 24 May 2021)

Rumors also indicate that the game will have multiple difficulty settings so it won’t have the typical Souls difficulty and be more accessible.

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Chicho (on 24 May 2021)

Dirge of Cerberus II?

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holzi (on 25 May 2021)

Funny how it's bad when MS buys studios to have more exclusives is bad, but when Sony pays for exclusivity it's all about a 'strong partnership' and a totally good thing.

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Chazore holzi (on 25 May 2021)

Fanboys pretty much excuse and enable it at the same time.

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heavenmercenary01 (on 24 May 2021)

When talking about new square games, there's no need to tell on which platform they'll be. We already know that Square Enix has become a second party studio for Sony.

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Except that they've also released a lot of games for the Switch over the past few years, most of them published by Nintendo.

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Yet Sony's console is the only place you can't play Octopath Traveler, so your point becomes moot.

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Comparing big franchises and big futur IPs with a lot of potential and high investments to really small ones having the same (or less) potential as indie games. That's what's invalid.

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