Shuhei Yoshida Says Final Fantasy XV Is His Game Of The Year

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Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has revealed his favorite video game of 2016. To some people’s surprise it wasn’t a video game developed by Sony. It was, however, released on a Sony console. Yoshida revealed to 4Gamer that his favorite game of 2016 is Final Fantasy XV.

Yoshida said ..

“Final Fantasy XV dropped the rules of the so-called JRPG, and I think it was successful in the bold attempt to redefine Final Fantasy on the same level with the current standard of RPG in the western industry with high action combat and open world.

The attitude “FF=Challenger” isn’t just about technology. I thought it was wonderful to share the situation of development by communicating directly with the users, and to convey the feeling of the world and the characters in advance with a movie and animation.

I think it’s a monumental achievement that will go down in the history of RPG, showing overseas game fan that the Japanese AAA gaming industry is also working hard.”