No matter how much time developers put into a game, there are always things players will do that is completely unexpected or unintended. The developers behind Fire Emblem: Three Houses are seeing that play out now, and they couldn't be happier.
In an interview with Nintendo Dream, Director Toshiyuki Kusakihara talks about seeing these unique ways of playing pop up on social media. Check out Kusakihara's comments below, courtesy of a translation from Oni Dino.
Social media nowadays makes it easy to see people’s reactions, so something we realized is that people are enjoying the game in ways far beyond what we imagined. So first and foremost, we have to say thank you to all the fans for loving this game as much as they do. People are really finding out different ways to enjoy the game – we see the screenshots people upload and it surprises us every day. (Laughs) I mentioned earlier how it felt like the game had a life of its own, but the expanse of the world of Three Houses has exceeded our expectations and it feels like we’re handing it off now, in a sense. It’s a little sad, but that’s how I know we’ve really created something so special. Nothing would make me happier than seeing people’s love for this game for many more years to come.