“The Final Fantasy brand was damaged,” Wada said, adding that the game was being “substantially reworked” so that the game can be revived as the FFXIV that should have been released.
With Dragon Quest X now an online role-playing game, Wada also addressed questions whether all Square Enix games will be online titles. He said not all of them would be, but yes, many will have online elements.
Last December, Wada apologised for Final Fantasy XIV, stating, “While more than two months have passed since the official launch of Final Fantasy XIV service, we deeply regret that the game has yet to achieve the level of enjoyability that Final Fantasy fans have come to expect from the franchise, and for this we offer our sincerest of apologies.”
The game was such a bust that the PS3 version was delayed, and the game’s developers were booted out. The PS3 version was slated for a March 2011 launch, but still hasn’t been released.