Final Fantasy‘s place on PCs has been relatively brief. Rudimentary ports of Final Fantasy VII and VIII arrived in 2013, with more entries in the franchise arriving each year after. However, the franchise’s future on PC has gone foggy again. After the release of Final Fantasy XV on PC and the explosive popularity of Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy VII Remake has remained exclusive to PlayStation consoles. However, according to a report from Fanbyte, a new entry in the Final Fantasy series could be just around the corner, and this one may come to PC.
According to the report, the upcoming Final Fantasy game is titled Final Fantasy Origin. The game will release first on the PlayStation 5, with a release on PC coming later on. Behind Final Fantasy Origin are Square Enix and Team Ninja, the developer behind Ninja Gaiden and Nioh.
One of Fanbyte’s sources has confirmed that the game exists and that it will take place in the world of the first Final Fantasy, a 1987 title that originally released for the NES. The game will reportedly show up at some point during E3, and an alpha demo will release this summer titled Stranger in Paradise.
What will Final Fantasy Origin be like?
The upcoming Final Fantasy game from Team Ninja reportedly won’t be like any other entry in the franchise yet. The developer will use its past titles to influence Final Fantasy Origin, so expect a game that plays similar to Nioh. According to the report though, the game won’t be as challenging as Nioh. Instead, it will follow the same formula but in a more watered-down fashion, to make the game more accessible to the general public.
Rumor: Square Enix is working on a new action-focused Final Fantasy title with Team Ninja called Final Fantasy Origin
This title is exclusive to PS5 and is coming to PC later
— Nibel (@Nibellion) May 24, 2021
Due to its likely early stage of development, it’s hard to say anything else about Final Fantasy Origin for the time being. Even if the game is eventually revealed at E3, everything about it should be taken with a grain of salt.