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Granblue Fantasy Versus and Relink are both planned to be released simultaneously worldwide

Shin

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At Granblue Fes 2018 in December, Cygames offered new details about Granblue Fantasy relink and Granblue Fantasy Versus.
We know that both games are coming to North America and Europe at some point, and in order to know whether western gamers will have to wait long for the game or not, Twinfinite talked with Director Tetsuya Fukuhara, who had good news to share.

Fukuhara-san confirmed that the plan is to release both games simultaneously worldwide.
We also heard that Cygames is handling localization internally, taking advantage of the experience accumulated with the original mobile Granblue Fantasy game.

Speaking of releases, Fukuhara-san also shared the reason why Granblue Fantasy Relink has been delayed for its initial 2018 release window and have a new one just yet.
“2018 was our initial goal. After the project kicked off, it continued to become more and more massive, as the IP itself was growing at the same time.

Also, it wasn’t as easy as we initially thought to implement the full details of the Granblue world into 3D models, especially for the backgrounds. We didn’t want to make compromises on the quality.
It was possible to choose the fastest and easiest way, but we didn’t. That’s the reason why the game hasn’t been released yet.

At the moment it doesn’t have a release date because we already delayed it once, we never, ever want to do it again. We will release that information when we’re absolutely sure that we can hit that date without risking any more delays.”
Credit: Twinfinite

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They are also targeting 60FPS for both:
Considering the nature of the games, both could benefit from high frame rate, so Twinfinite asked Director Tetsuya Fukuhara what we can expect during an interview at Cygames’ headquarters in Tokyo.
Fukuhara-san had reassuring words for fans of fighting games.
“For Versus, we’re definitely going to have 60 FPS. As a fighting game, we believe that’s a must.”

The goal for Relink is also 60 frames-per-second, but it isn’t finalized and might change depending on the tradeoff with visual fidelity.
For Relink, at this point 60 FPS is our goal, but depending the final visuals, if we decide that 30 FPS will the best solution overall, it’s possible that we’ll choose 30 FPS.
That being said, as mentioned, our goal, for now, is to have it running at 60 FPS.”
 
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I’ll pick up grandblue if they announce it at evo Lol, need something else to play besides mk11
 

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Glad that Versus is gonna be 60FPS. That's the one I'm watching more closely, although Relink does look intriguing. Hoping for a late 2019 release but if we don't see more gameplay at the trade shows during the first half of the year, I'd guess it will be pushed to 2020.

My initial excitement for Relink due to Platinum being involved but it seems as though Platinum "fulfilled their contract". Gonna wait until after release to see how it affected the final product.
 

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Hell YEA!!! I’m super hyped for Relink.
 
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Hell YEA!!! I’m super hyped for Relink.
Same, it looked really impressive from the video they posted. Like its a legit AAA looking JRPG, I just really hope it plays well but I'm definitely 100% in for this.
 

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Interview is lengthy but not going to create another thread when it's the same material.
Here's a snippet of the director "responding" to a potential PS5 version, for the full interview ---> https://gematsu.com/2019/02/granblue-fantasy-relink-and-versus-director-on-simultaneous-worldwide-release-frame-rate-potential-ps5-versions-more
On releasing so late into the console generation: “It has been quite a while since the release of PS4. That being said, that also means that the whole industry has stronger development skills on the platform.
On top of that, the installed base is also much bigger. Releasing on the latter half of the generation does have its merits so we do want to take advantage of this timing.
Since PS5 has not been officially announced, we don’t know what’s going to happen. Yet, if it does come out before our games are released, we might think of releasing on PS5 as well. That being said, in that case, they would probably have to be remastered versions.”
 

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Only interested in Relink. The other game looked like crap. Relink on the other hand looks phenomenal. Hope it turns out great. Stoked!
 
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Interested in Relink as well. But I am completely unfamiliar with Granblue Fantasy. Is it worth looking into? As far as I understand, the franchise originated from a mobile game?