Tetsuya Takahashi, the developer behind the recently released Xenoblade Chronicles X, has revealed in an interview with GameReactor that he would like the third Xenoblade game to be more like Xenoblade Chronicles that was originally released on the Wii in 2010. Here’s what he told the publication.
GR: After two big releases and the New Nintendo 3DS remake, Xenoblade has become a major Nintendo franchise. Where would you like to take the series next, and are there already plans to move it forward?
TT: While Xenoblade Chronicles was a true story-driven JRPG, we took a rather different approach with Xenoblade Chronicles X. You could say it doesn’t really feel like a typical JRPG: what really sets it apart from other JRPGs is that the game world – the planet Mira – is really vast. I’ve heard that some Japanese users who played Xenoblade Chronicles X said they enjoyed a more story-driven type of game. So if we have the opportunity to make another game in the series, I’d like to made another typical JRPG-style game like Xenoblade Chronicles again.