Could you please stop trying to innovate your Final Fantasy franchise, you really suck at it. Every game since ten has gotten progressively worse, only the side games and spin offs have been any good. Let me tell you a story of another group of developers, let's call them Sonic Team. They tried to innovate their series called Sonic the Hedgehog, but they could never seemingly break that so called polygon ceiling. While Super Mario transitioned seamlessly into 3D, the little Blue fella just couldn't seem to get it. Their classic side scrolling Sonic Advance/Rush series was doing very well, sticking to the classic formula on the handhelds seemed to work. But their console games just never seemed to resonate with the fans,
Then came Sonic colours. Sonic Colours stripped out most the extra cast, only Sonic, Tails and Eggman returned. Although the game was 3D and sometimes used the behind character 3D view for certain sections, quite a bit of the game was old school 2D Sonic platforming, but with sexy new visuals, This was the first truly great 3D Sonic game and finally saw the blue rodent get a console release that gave the fans what they wanted.
So guys, innovation can be good, but can also be more trouble than it's worth. Go back to basics, that is what this franchise needs, alternatively outsource it to Mistwalker. They know what they're doing.
Thank you for your time.
P.S. If you do a remake of 7 I will kill you. Just something to bear in mind.