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Next Tales Game Already In Development, 20th Anniversary Title Being Planned
Next Tales Game Already In Development, 20th Anniversary Title Being Planned - Abyssal Chronicles - A Tales of Series Fansite
In a recent Play Community interview with Tales of Series producer Hideo Baba, he mentions that the next Tales game is already in development and that the 20th anniversary title is already being planned now that Tales of Xillia 2 has been released.
The Play Community interview was done with PlayComm users asking Hideo Baba questions, and he raises two signs labeled "Yes" and "No" depending on his answer.
When he was asked "Is work on the next Tales title already being done?" he raised the "Yes" sign in response. He comments, "In maintaining the flow of releasing one game after another, we always consider the concept of the title next in line." I'm not entirely sure if he's just referring to Tales of Hearts R, but most probably it's a different title.
He further mentions: "In fact, we've been thinking beneath the surface for the 20th anniversary title."
He also mentions that, aside from the 20th anniversary title, they are also thinking of other various ways to develop the series in general.
Tales of Xillia was the series' 15th anniversary title and with Tales of Xillia 2 already released, I guess it's a given that work on the next title has already come up.
You can view the video of the interview here.