Hironobu Sakaguchi Comments on the Possibility of Returning to Final Fantasy

Legendary Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi explains that a return to the franchise that started it all is unlikely, but "never say never."

During a press panel at Anime Expo, DualShockers asked legendary Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi if he would consider returning to the Final Fantasy franchise.

Sakaguchi-san first joked mentioning that we should ask Square Enix’s president about that, then he elaborated further:

“I want to keep on doing new things. So the chances are highly unlikely, but you know, they say “never say never” right? So I’ll just leave it at that.”

Afterwards, he concluded by mentioning that that he is in “very friendly terms” with Square Enix.

That friendly relationship was certainly visible during the past year, with Sakaguchi-san walking the stage of the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event, and crossover collaborations between Mistwalker’s Terra Battle and Final Fantasy games, like Final Fantasy XV, and Mobius Final Fantasy.

At the moment, Sakaguchi-san is working on Terra Battle 2 and Terra Wars, both part of the newly-named Terra World franchise, and both releasing for PC, iOS and Android.

About Terra Battle 2, you can enjoy the announcement trailer, a batch of charming artwork, and the first gameplay footage. If you’re interested in Terra Wars, you can check out a video showing a new character and the making of the game’s claymation, on top of the original announcement.

Sakaguchi-san’s Mistwalker Corporation is also close to the end of the pre-production phase of a console version of Terra Battle, and he provided an update on that today.

[On-location reporting: Azario Lopez]

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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