Square Enix Business Division 11 has revived the classic JRPG formula for games like Bravely Default, Bravely Second, and Octopath Traveler, and they're just getting started! The talented team is now focused almost exclusively on Switch, and they've got multiple games in the works and ambitions of releasing one per year.
As the year draws to a close, some of the Octopath/Bravely developers took some time to teased exciting reveals planned for next year and beyond. Tomoyo Asano hinted at something different from what we've seen in the past, while Masashi Takahashi indicated that Octopath and Bravely both have new entries in the works.
"In 2019 we'll have a challenge that is different from what we've had up to now with Octopath Traveler and the Bravely series. I'll do my best! Business Division 11 is moving forward with the development of several games. Each one will surely please you guys! It will still be a little while until we can share information, but please look forward to it." — Tomoyo Asano
"We received support from so many people in 2018, and we were able to release a brand-new title, Octopath Traveler. I'll keep working on console games in 2019, too! First, we'll properly reflect on ourselves before heading into the next season of preparations. I'll do my utmost best to make games you can look forward to— from the Octopath series, the Bravely series, a new series, and more." — Masashi Takahashi
It sounds like Square's RPG team has their hands full with lots of exciting projects. It's unclear when these projects are expected to launch (or be revealed for that matter), but the team is targeting a game per year, so it's possible we'll see one of them in 2019. Fans also believe that Square Enix was teasing a new Bravely game in an August tweet, so that seems like the most likely candidate for a 2019 launch.
Source: Famitsu (via Siliconera)