Speculation has led to many believing that the Xenoblade series is now over. Part of the issue of translating between languages, is sometimes nuance is sometimes lost. In this case, it seems like the issue was that the message indicated that the ‘trilogy’ of games is over and not the series.
The email from director Takahashi has been translated and linked below:
Greetings to everyone who purchased Xenoblade Chronicles 3. This is Takahashi from Monolith Soft.
Thanks to your support, we’ve released the third Xenoblade title, twelve years after the original Xenoblade was released for the Wii in 2010. Xenoblade 3 has been called the culmination of the whole series up until now, and it truly is the culmination. We at Monolith have put everything we have cultivated over the past twelve years into it.
It is also a stopping point to me. This title depicts the conclusion of the Xenoblade story that began with Klaus’s experiment.
While it is a conclusion, that does not mean it is the end of the Xenoblade series. It is just a stopping point in my mind. I think that everyone who played this title and the additional stories in the Expansion Pass can imagine what lies in the future for Xenoblade.
I have one recommendation for how to play Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Some things are marked by a ? on the game map. Even if you are in the middle of progressing the main story after finding the ? marks, try taking a detour. There are many encounters waiting there.
Thank you for your continued support of Xenoblade Chronicles 3!
Given the statement from Takahashi, it seems like once the Expansion Pass is finalized and the content is out in the wild then we’ll see what the future of the series really is.
Whatever does happen, like you and many others I’ll be along for the ride. Over the years, Monolith Soft has been incredible and delivered some of the most memorable JRPGs.
Now just port Xenoblade Chronicles X to Switch and I’ll really be impressed.