E3 is getting closer, and so the pre-E3 rumor mill has started to spin up. One particular rumor, about a new take on the world of Final Fantasy, seems to be pretty solid.
Rumors of a new Final Fantasy spinoff were swirling in online forums like Reddit and ResetEra. These claimed that Team Ninja is working with Square Enix on a new Final Fantasy spinoff, akin to Nioh or a Souls game, and taking place somewhere tangential to the first Final Fantasy game.
Fanbyte reports that its sources have corroborated the rumor, and suggest the name of this game is Final Fantasy Origin. This new Final Fantasy appears to be exclusive to PS5 with a PC release further out, and could be one of Square Enix’s tentpoles at its upcoming E3 event. The publisher is also reportedly hoping to launch an alpha demo this summer.
Things are always in motion, especially with a virtual E3 this year rather than an in-person event. This new take on Final Fantasy, blending Nioh with the oldest entry in the series, could be something to see if it does make the show, however.
Source: Destructoid Final Fantasy action-RPG spinoff could reportedly be revealed at E3 2021