There’s a rough outline of what Final Fantasy 10-3 might look like, and apparently the chances of it being done aren’t “zero”.
The comments were made by character designer Tetsuya Nomura, writer Kazushige Nojima and Final Fantasy 10 director Motomu Toriyama, and were seen by the ever-vigilant Nibel on Twitter. Nomura said Famitsu in a column earlier this month, Nojima wrote a synopsis for the sequel, and that while the game has no form of development, there is "a concept."
Toriyama then said the possibility of a Final Fantasy 10-3 was not "nil", but said the team's focus is currently on Remake of Final Fantasy 7. Nojima also spoke, talking about how he has seen a change in people's first Final Fantasy game, with more people now citing Final Fantasy 10 as his first experience with the series.
Tetsuya Nomura told Famitsu that Nojima has written a general summary of what might look like Final Fantasy X-3. Toriyama adds that the possibility of this happening is not "0", but FF7R is the focus at the moment https://t.co/pgAcshenoN peak. twitter.com/O5UmjstunVJuly 14, 2021
The idea of a Final Fantasy 10-3 seems pretty cool until you remember that Nojima is the same person who wrote the audio drama Final Fantasy 10 -Will-. Look, I don’t name these things, and frankly, they’re some of the worst pieces in Final Fantasy history that have ever come out of the series. While this is technically a canon, the community largely ignores it, especially in the hopes of not having to acknowledge its existence.
Nojima is also the author of the exclusively Japanese novel Final Fantasy 10-2.5, which currently serves as the last piece of FF10 we have. How Alex Donaldson he points out, the plot involves Tidus somehow confusing a literal bomb with a bubble ball, which he then shoots and explodes, killing him.
Nomura also says that self-drama and novel only in Japan were actually written based on his rough sketch for Final Fantasy 10-3, so my hope is taking a back seat that this sequel will see the light. Final Fantasy 7 Remake still seems to be a long way from ending anyway; we don’t even have the game on PC, although a cheeky list appeared in Epic’s Game Store last month.