During a lecture at Bitsummit livestreamed on Nico Nico, legendary Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi had a few interesting things to say about the CGI feature film Final Fantasy XV: Kingsglaive, and how it interfaces with the game.
Towards the end of the lecture, Sakaguchi-san encouraged the audience to go see Kingsglaive. He found it “incredible,” and as someone who made a movie himself, he understand well how much work went into it.
According to Sakaguchi-san, the visuals are “even better than the trailer makes them look,” the story is “great,” and it justifies the group of four men who appear in the game.
He explained that at first, when he saw the four protagonists, they annoyed him because there was no female character. After watching the movie he understood, and he thinks players will be able to enjoy the game even more after watching it.
Unfortunately Sakaguchi-san did not provide new information about his own projects, besides mentioning that he’s building up a new team in the new studio in Tokyo, where he hopes to deliver the games that fans “have been expecting to play for a while.”