Previously on Geek Native I’ve covered the speculation that Square Enix would consider letting a Western development house have a crack at Final Fantasy. Now; according to info a blog at Livedoor has turned up that’s already been and gone. Although there’s nothing stopping Square Enix from trying again, indeed, they seem keen.
From what Google Translate helps me understand the project was given to a coding house in Sweden called Grin. They’re not around anymore which may have the consequences of Square Enix pulling the plug on the project.
The game would have been set right after Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings and would have been intended to run not just on the PS3 but the Xbox 360 and PC too.
It’s also worth noting that although this is new to me; it’s not new to the world as the Wikipedia page dates back to September of last year.
What do you think? Should Square Enix ever try and “out source” the development of the next Final Fantasy to the West? A good idea to broaden the appeal of the game or is it just not ever going to work?