File this one under the "interesting thought" category. Official Xbox Magazine asked Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII gameplay director Yuji Abe and director Motomu Toriyama about the perception that the Final Fantasy series is stuck in the mud and needs a new direction. Abe's response indicated that Square Enix has considered the possibility of allowing Eidos to develop a Final Fantasy title.
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"Obviously, Square Enix bought out Eidos a number of years ago, and now we have direct access to American development teams," Abe said. "That's certainly been discussed within the company, the possibility of say, Eidos or maybe someone else to look after or maybe take on the Final Fantasy series.
"And we obviously haven't decided anything concrete, but if we find the right team of developers, the right people who really wanted to do it, and we had the right game, then yes, certainly we'd think about it."
"The whole thing about the Final Fantasy series is that for every iteration, for every game we do, we have a very different game," added Toriyama. "So the development team is also different very time, so that there's different ideas and different concepts driving it.
"So obviously within that framework, having a very different type of team could work. So if we got the right team of people, it could produce something very interesting in the end."
So, what do you think? Would Eidos make a Final Fantasy worthy of the name, or is this crazy talk?