I couldn't find a thread for this game yet, so here this goes!
The project initiated before the launch of the PS3 (2006) and originally titled "Final Fantasy Versus XIII" was renamed to "Final Fantasy XV."
This is the Versus XIII reveal trailer from 2006 (before YouTube had decent quality).
I had tried to get into Final Fantasy in the past, but I could never like it for some reason or another. The gameplay wasn't quite to my taste, and even the action-oriented Crystal Chronicles got repetitive and boring after a while, and it's one of my only GCN games (or games, period) that I've never completed. I also hate Chocobos and Moogles.
However, when Versus XIII was genuinely exciting when I saw it back in 2006, and finally, after about a decade, it's getting released under Final Fantasy XV.
There have been multiple trailers since it was revealed in 2014, but these are the most recent two trailers, which really have me itching for this game!
Jump Festa 2014
I'm thinking Final Fantasy XV will be the first Final Fantasy game I wholly enjoy and complete. Up until now, I've really only played Final Fantasy VII up until the part where you get Red 13 and have a fight on descending elevators, and the aforementioned Crystal Chronicles.
...I just hope that I won't be missing out on any important story elements when I play it. Final Fantasy XV is part of the "Fabula Nova Crystallis" series, which originally consisted of just FF:XIII and FF:VersusXIII. That, again, was conceived before 2006, and since then has spread out to six titles (FF XIII, FF XIII-2, Lightning Returns: XIII, FF Type-0 [coming out in March 2015], and the set of seven episodic mobile [upcoming Vita] games, FF Agito). Aside from the three XIII games, they seem to be only loosely related, though--not by characters or plot points. I suppose it will be similar to Tales of Phantasia and Symphonia, which are both connected on the Aselian timeline, but their stories are completely independent. Thus, I shouldn't have much to worry about, despite FF XV's ties to the Fabulous Crystal Whatevertheshit™ mythos.
Edited by Plant42, 03 January 2015 - 12:23 PM.