In this week's issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine, Bravely Default series producer Tomoya Asano stated that the future of the series is looking rather bright. While not confirming the development of Bravely Default 3, he indicated that publisher Square Enix would like to continue with the series since it feels the company can pull it off again.
In a translation provided by Nintendo Everything, Asano says, "Bravely Default 2 was well-received by fans and as a result, we're hoping to continue the series as we feel we can pull it off once again. With that said, we're still in the planning phase, and I suspect development will take another 3-4 years." Famitsu then claims Bravely Default 2 sold one million units on Switch, which is really great for such an old-school RPG in the modern era.
While likely not related to discussions of a sequel, Bravely Default 2 recently launched on PC via Steam and will only help bolster its sales. This should push Square Enix into developing a continuation, be it a new sequel or something like Bravely Third (which would be a sequel to Bravely Second, the 3DS continuation of the first game). At the very least, those numbers will show that fans want something classic alongside modern JRPG design.
As for what is on the immediate horizon for Asano, he is currently involved with the upcoming Project Triangle Strategy which has a tentative release date of 2022. Having also contributed to Octopath Traveler, it seems Asano's calling is recreating JRPGs of the past. I couldn't be happier about that.
Source: Nintendo Everything