Dissidia Producer Wants Series To Continue Without Him

Final Fantasy Union, a fansite dedicated to Square Enix’s long-running series, spoke to Ichiro Hazama, and Masanobu Suzui, a producer and director on Theatrhythm Final Bar Line.

As spotted on Resetera, Hazama said he has no desire to continue working on the Dissidia series after working on both Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. His reply comes when questioned about whether or not he would want to see a spiritual successor to the titles from the PSP era after the middling reception Dissidia Final Fantasy NT received.

His answer I don’t find his to be too shocking or anything that would make me feel like there’s any negativity behind his statement. Hazama says that he doesn’t pay attention to the titles and their possible connections to each other and other games. He does confirm that he would like someone to ‘pick up the reins’ and take the series in a new direction.

While Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia is a popular mobile gacha title, it has very little in common with what made the PSP games so popular. I’ve heard how good the characters and writing are but I couldn’t see myself getting past the gacha mechanics because of how predatory they always felt to me. Which is a shame, I’d like to add it because it does look like fun.

I would love to see the Dissidia series continue, whether as a brawler or as a Musou game. I’m shocked we’ve never seen something akin to the Hyrule Warriors or Persona 5 Strikers only with the various Final Fantasy leads starring making their way to shelves.