For those of you that don’t already know, GRIN (the Swedish development team that brought you GRAW and Bionic Commando) was forced to close not too long ago as a result of publishers delaying payments. You can visit GRIN’s website and read their closing post where they mention an “unreleased masterpiece” that was never finished.
Apparently, new information would lead us to believe that this “masterpiece” was in fact a Final Fantasy game based off of XII’s universe. According to superannuation, concept and environmental images from GRIN were for a game that was to be published by Square-Enix. The project, dubbed “Fortress,” is believed to bee a Final Fantasy XII action game according to both Destructoid and Kotaku.
The big question now is, will Square-Enix bring the game over to another developer now that GRIN has closed? I’m guessing that this project will never see the light of day, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how invested Square-Enix actually was in this project.