Xenoblade devs want to keep the series “going as long as possible”
Posted on July 28, 2022 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
We already heard from Monolith Soft’s Tetsuya Takahashi that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the “culmination” of the series and “summary for moving on to the next step”. However, on Nintendo’s side, producer and director Genki Yokota has stated that he wants to keep the series “going as long as possible”.
That comment came about in the final section of Nintendo’s official interview regarding Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Speaking about the future, Takahashi and Yokota said:
Takahashi: We have talked about this title in terms of it being the “culmination,” “closure,” or “summary,” but it has been approximately 15 years since we began development on the Xenoblade Chronicles series. I feel that this game represents everything we have done so far and is filled with answers to all our questions. At the same time, we have taken on a variety of new challenges in this work, and I believe that we were able to implicitly share a glimpse of what MONOLITHSOFT wants to achieve in the future. I think imagining what MONOLITHSOFT’s future games will look like while playing this title would be another way to enjoy it. Also, this is the third title in the series, but you can, of course, enjoy it on its own. We believe that both newcomers and those who have been playing the series for a long time will enjoy this title. We hope you will give it a try.
Finally, I would like to ask Yokota-san a question. You mentioned that this title is the culmination of the series, but am I right to assume that the Xenoblade Chronicles series will still go on?
Yokota: Yes, it will still go on! I want to keep it going as long as possible!
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 launches for Switch tomorrow, July 29.