Hironobu Sakaguchi Fought for a Chrono Trigger Sequel Against Square’s Management, But He Lost
The legendary creator of Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger designer Hironobu Sakaguchi spoke at a panel today at PAX Prime, and he revealed a bit of backstory about the plans for a sequel of the adventure of Chrono.
According to Sakaguchi-san, he and the development team wanted to continue Chrono Trigger as a series like Final Fantasy and develop a proper sequel, but they didn’t see eye to eye with Square’s upper management. He explained that he fought for it, but lost the battle, so in the end it never happened.
Can’t say this isn’t heartbreaking news for me, as Chrono Trigger is definitely one of my favorite JRPGs of all time. I’m personally not too sure how someone at Square could have thought that a sequel would be a bad idea, but what do I know?