The most recent series of job postings for Japanese developer Monolith Soft has kickstarted rumours that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has entered development.
The postings, which can be found on the studio’s website, are for the Takahashi No. 1 Production Development Team, which previously handled Xenoblade Chronicles X and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
By a simple process of putting two and two together, fans are speculating this team is producing the fourth entry in the Xenoblade Chronicles series.
While Xenoblade Chronicles 3 appears to be the obvious continuation, some commentators believe Xenoblade Chronicles X2 could be the next title in the series. Recently, Monolith Soft played down the possibility of Xenoblade Chronicles X appearing on Nintendo Switch.
Monolith Soft has become an important partner for Nintendo, with the studio producing killer apps for the Wii, Wii U, and Switch. Onlookers expected this fruitful relationship to continue, but for a game to release this soon after Xenoblade Chronicles 2 would be a particularly fast turnover.