Game News Xenoblade Chronicles 3: The producer of the exclusive Nintendo Switch speaks about the future of the license!
After months of anticipation from fans of Monolith’s Japanese role-playing games, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has finally arrived on Nintendo Switch. A successful release, with generally very enthusiastic reviews around the world. But what is the future of this series, which seems to reach the heights?
Xenoblade Chronicles 3: JRPG that is consensus
Long, full of content, with a strong story, advanced combat mechanics and huge panoramas, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has all the weapons to maintain the interest of players on several tens of hours, even hundreds. Between the main story, the hero quests, the combat mechanics, the class system and a very high-end soundtrack, there’s plenty to do.
The technique falls short with the resolution fluctuating wildly in certain situations and the interface can feel cluttered, but the overall experience is excellent. Developers promise several DLCs, including an expansion as long as Torna The Golden Country for Xenoblade Chronicles 2which will add many hours of play, since the DLC offered at least 40 additional hours.
What future for the Xenoblade license? The producer responds to the concern of the players
But then ? During the communication campaign around Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the developers declared that it was the culmination of the saga. Immediately, part of the public became concerned about the meaning of this declaration, which could just as easily highlight the great ambitions than gently announce the end of the adventure. Many comments have been posted on social networks, although it is hard to believe that Nintendo and Monolith will stop there.
To find out what’s going on, you have to go to the official Nintendo website, where Tetsuya Takahashi, Koh Kojima and Genki Yokota gave a long interview. They explain the ideas that guided the development, the content density of the games, the new mechanics, the accessibility of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for new players, but also the future of the series. At the end of the interview, a last question evokes this idea of culmination, while “assuming” the series will continue. Genki Yokota’s answer is unequivocal: yes, the Xenoblade series will continue!
Yes, it will continue! I want it to last as long as possible!
It is obviously much too early to talk about a possible Xenoblade Chronicles 4, but we can already imagine that it will happen one day! In the meantime, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 have more than enough to keep you busy. Moreover, Koh Kojima took advantage of this interview to specify that the playing area of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is 5 times larger than that of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It is also the size of the explorable area that prompted the developers to include a guidance system, showing players the path to follow to reach the next objective.
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