Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii has confirmed to Japanese publication V Jump that the next mainline Dragon Quest game won’t be a smartphone based title. With Square Enix bringing a plethora of titles to smartphones, it’s a relief to hear that their next project will be either for consoles or dedicated handhelds. We already know that the next big Dragon Quest title is currently in development.
“Horii-san mentioned that smartphone games are currently mainstream because they can be played when you have a bit of spare time, but he wants to develop something bigger. That’s why he wants to be “more aggressive” with the next Dragon Quest and he doesn’t intend to make it for smartphones.”