After years of silence and uncertainty, Square Enix has announced the continuation of its Star Ocean action-RPG franchise. Star Ocean has been around for over 20 years now, and it has built up a small but loyal following. The series is often discussed due to its wildly varying quality between entries, but there is a solid gameplay base there. The former Tales of Phantasia staff at tri-Ace that joined Square Enix to work on this series has done an impressive job of combining science fiction and fantasy, and classical RPG elements with more modern action trappings. That sort of game feels like a trend for Square Enix nowadays, so it makes sense that tri-Ace has been given the chance to make Star Ocean: The Divine Force.