Over on the recruitment page for Square Enix’s Third Development Division, new concept art was revealed for their next-gen game that had been announced back in April when Square Enix consolidated with Business Division 5 as part of the company’s internal restructuring. Described as a large-scale HD game by the studio’s manager Naoki Yoshida, this new “Core Title” had moved out of it’s initial development stages and began full-scale development when the recruitment announcement had originally been made.
“Following Final Fantasy XIV, we have launched a new core project and have begun the challenge for the next generation. This project has already completed its initial development, has completed environment development and is now moving into a full-scale large-scale development phase.”
While no further or detailed formation regarding this mysterious IP has surfaced since it’s announcement, it should be safe to guess that the game will be heavily fantasy-themed based on the artwork alone. Whether or not it’s Final Fantasy XVI is unknown at this time, so we’ll just have to wait and see!