In 2003, two companies named Square and Enix merged, and everything went crazy. It was one of those Transformative Genre Moments, you know? The world's two biggest JRPG franchises—Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest—now belonged to the same company.
Since then, both series have gone down very strange paths. Final Fantasy went back to its medieval roots with the Vagrant Story-influenced FFXII, then stumbled into the PS3/360 era with some polarizing games, a string of awkward spinoffs, and a disastrous MMORPG that has since been revitalized. There's a lot riding on the next one, Final Fantasy XV, but nobody really knows what to expect from it.