What A Western Final Fantasy Could Have Sounded Like

One of the most fascinating dead ends in recent history has been the fact that, up until a few years ago, a Swedish developer was working on a big-money Final Fantasy game.

While the project was ultimately cancelled, and in a very messy way, it still tickles a lot of people's "what if" nerves. What would a Western Final Fantasy game have felt like? Played like?

Who knows! We'll never know, that's for sure. What we do know is what it might have looked like, courtesy of this concept art, and now what it could have sounded like, courtesy of the music video posted above.

The piece above was composed by Erik Thunberg, and while it doesn't specifically mention the cancelled game - known as Fortress - the presence of already-seen concept art on his website, a hint of Final Fantasy's prelude score making and the fact Thunberg used to be Grin's music director gives the game away.

[thanks Sourside21!]


    This would have been awesome. Guaranteed. No doubt.
    (better than ffxiii at least)

    I kind of wish it was made... sounds pretty cool

    Kinda glad it didn't happen, doesn't look like an FF game

      Really? The background image of the music video would fit right at home in XII and the architecture and environments from some of the previous concept art looked like it was inspired by those in VII, IX and X.

      I guess each person has their own definition of what Final Fantasy is to them.

    It's disappointing that the company went bankrupt. I would have liked to have seen how this would have turned out as a non-Final Fantasy IP.

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