Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the original Bravely Default, but unfortunately, producer Tomoya Asano says that there aren’t any new console games in the works for the series at the moment. Asano shared more in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine (via ryokutya2089).
“As for any development of a new console game [for the Bravely series], I’m sorry, but there isn’t anything for the time being,” Asano told Famitsu. “However, since next year is the 10th anniversary, we expect things to be a little more active compared to an average year. Look forward to it.”
It’s worth noting that the quote from Asano specifically mentions new console games from the Bravely series, but we do have a new mobile game coming in Bravely Default: Brilliant Lights, which recently started pre-registrations in Japan but still doesn’t have a release date. Keep in mind that Asano was also the head of Square Enix Business Division 11, which co-developed Octopath Traveler with Acquire, so we could end up getting something different as well. Business Divisions 6, 7, and 11 merged to form Square Enix Creative Business Unit II back in 2019. The first game by Creative Business Unit II was Bravely Default II, which has performed well since its launch in February.
Square Enix trademarked Bravely Second and Bravely Third back in September 2013. However, the only thing we’ve seen come to fruition was Bravely Second: End Layer, which Square Enix officially announced in December 2013. While we haven’t heard anything about Bravely Third, Asano mentioned in a 2015 interview that he already had some ideas for the game.