Square Enix trademarks “A World of the VERSUS Epic” By Erren Van Duine on August 6, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Square Enix has filed a new trademark in relation to Final Fantasy XV as of last week.

Securing the rights to “A World of the VERSUS Epic” – which appeared at the very end of this year’s E3 announcement trailer – suggests that Square Enix is indeed in this for the long haul.

Back at E3 and in subsequent interviews since, director Tetsuya Nomura has openly admitted his desire to continue the world of Final Fantasy XV past a single title. As the game itself has become absolutely huge, he is considering a compilation similar to that of Final Fantasy VII.

This wouldn’t be the first time Square Enix has extended the stories off a mainline title; aside from VII, X, XII, the more recent FFXIII also received the sequel treatment -albeit unconventionally. If Nomura and his team are planning out the story ahead of time, however, perhaps a more cohesive series can come together. Square Enix hasn’t officially announced further plans beyond the initial game, but fans can still expect the original Versus XIII vision to remain largely intact.