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Xenoblade 3 director acknowledges fans want to see beyond the ending, talks lore

Posted on April 6, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 art book came out this week in Japan, and it contains a pretty big interview with various members of the staff, including executive director / writer Tetsuya Takahashi.

At one point, Takahashi addressed a player survey with a specific topic about the administrator of Origin. This led him to mention that while fans may have some questions and may want to see certain things such as what happens after the end of the game, he’s asking them to wait for now and answers could follow in the future through additional titles.

Ultimately, Takahashi wants to keep certain things quiet for now – again, likely given what Monolith Soft is planning for the future. 

Here’s our full translation:

“There are answers for basically all the questions and points that people wrote in the survey. Simply, I think it may not be necessary to answer any of those things now. Therefore, if we can continue to make things in the future, I think there may come a time when we are able to provide answers. For example, we are aware that there are many requests to see what happens after the ending. But if we do that, then we’d have to journey beyond Xenoblade Chronicles 3. So, I understand how people feel, but for now please wait just a little while. I’d be very grateful if fans continue to eagerly await that.

There are actually principles concerning Origin and the world of Aionios, and in fact the world was made with this reason and that reason behind it. But I won’t say what those reasons are just yet. Yeah… yeah… it’s just not the right time. So for now, it’s best if you think of it as a ‘virtual world’. It’s certainly not wrong to think of it like that. If you were the person in charge of that world, you could do anything. That was Z in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and that’s the story.”

You can find more details about the new Xenoblade Chronicles 3 art book here. It’s currently sold out on Play-Asia to import, but you can keep an eye on the page here for it to return.

Translation provided by Simon Griffin, Philip Proctor, and SatsumaFS on behalf of Nintendo Everything.

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