... according to FF15 director. No I am not bsing anyone (source: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-was-feared-to-be-dying-ip-that-had-a/1100-6438817/). To put it shortly, it seems that Square Enix is fearing that gamers are not interested in the Final Fantasy series anymore. The director then went on to and stated that every Final Fantasy after 7 failed to reach it's popularity due to not meeting all three of these things (Final Fantasy 7 being the last to meet these three things): "A willingness to challenge the status quo" "An exceptional, out-of-the-ordinary experience" "Cutting-edge technology to use the hardware to the fullest" ..and I am thinking that this type of thinking is what is causing Final Fantasy to fall in popularity. Reasons: "A willingness to challenge the status quo" - They think that in order for a Final Fantasy to be good, the game must be not only be different then what is currently on the market, but challenge what other games are doing. Like each Final Fantasy has to go against what all other JRPGs are. The Problem is that a game should not have to challenge what is currently out there unless it is good for the game itself as it could end up making the game worse overall in an attempt to be different. "An exceptional, out-of-the-ordinary experience" - Cannot really argue against this point at all, but then again, it is just screaming PR and doesn't really mean much (ex: for a game to be amazing it has to be an amazing experience). "Cutting-edge technology to use the hardware to the fullest" - Sure, better presentation is better, but Final Fantasy 7 is not an example of this (even Square Enix itself has better looking games on the Playstation 1). Which leads to the primary reason that i think Final Fantasy is struggling, they are over-analyzing and thinking to much. What makes a good game? Being fun and entertaining to people. None of those three things are about that really and they are focusing so hard on making newer Final Fantasy games stand out that it ends up making lots of gamers not find these games fun at all due to these changes. I bet there is alot I am missing and am wondering what you think of this. Do you think Final Fantasy has passed it's peak?