With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - and Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country - all sealed up and completed, the series' fanbase will no doubt be wondering what's on the horizon for the franchise. We know that Monolith Soft has been hiring for a mysterious new RPG project, and we also know that the studio's executive director Tetsuya Takahashi has mentioned a potential sequel going "down a path it hasn't gone down before", but in reality, we're still none the wiser.
One potential avenue that many fans have pondered over recently is a Switch port of Xenoblade Chronicles X. The game took the series in an entirely fresh direction when it arrived on Wii U, but thanks to the console's lower-than-expected sales, many believe that it deserves a second chance to shine. But what, exactly, are the chances of this actually happening?
Well, in an interview with Takahashi himself, US Gamer asked that very question. While the response, unsurprisingly, doesn't provide a solid 'yes' or 'no' answer, fans of the game will be pleased to see that he is at least interested in the possibility.
"Well, the future at present is unclear. Personally speaking, I'd love to play the game on the Switch, but it would be really difficult to make it."
Digging a little deeper, the interview moved on to asking about the particular difficulties that would prevent the game from arriving on Nintendo's latest console. The answer was a simple one.
"Money," he laughs. "It's a massive game. Re-creating it would be really difficult."
Naturally, whether or not we'll ever see a remake of the game is unclear, but if anyone reading this has a huge pile of unneeded cash just lying around, now might be a good time to throw it in Monolith Soft's direction.
Would you like to see the game be ported over to Switch? Or would you prefer the game to stay on Wii U with all focus being placed on a new title? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.