Final Fantasy Creator Hopes to Announce New Game Next Year

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Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi may reveal his next project in 2017. In an interview with 4Gamer, as translated by DualShockers, Sakaguchi said the plan right now is to reveal this project next year, though he did not share any specifics about when the game will be revealed or what it is.

Sakaguchi now works at Mistwalker as its founder and CEO. His team is working on a console version of the mobile game Terra Battle, while Mistwalker announced a technology partnership with Bravely Default company Silicon Studio for a new project back in February.

As Siliconera points out, Sakaguchi has also spoken about opening a new "development-type" company, though whether or not this ties in to the new game is unclear.

We'll report back with more details about Sakaguchi's new game as they're made available.

What would you like to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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Say what you like about Mr. E Makuch journalistic prowes. At least he doesn't go around banning people. Unlike Dualshockers Guiespe Nelva. Who seems to be protecting Sony fan boys, whilst banning or warning other folks that support other consoles. And the irony of that is he tells the others to not "mislead" and give false info to their readers. But if it's Sony fanboys running their mouths off. He lets them off.

Point is; despite the differences, enjoy each others comments. Because at least the peeps on here are tolerant of each others personality.

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Lost Odyssey is an underrated gem.

It's a shame JRPG fans put console politics before gaming. They really missed out.

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@Blue-Sky: Yes it was a gem. I really look forward to another game in the same style. Though I would prefer a different setting.

Blue Dragon was a little too childish in its theme and presentation for me.

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Call it First Fantasy. Lol.

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Anything made by him already catches my attention. Terra Battle is the best dumb game on cellphones.

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I heard that relations with Microsoft where not good after LO and BD. After that is when the Wii games came out.

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You guys haven't released a real game since 2011. What have you been doing, exactly?

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I honestly have never played a Final Fantasy game. But, it amazes me how they consistently turn out sequels that, for all intents and purposes, are considered amazing games. They are at like, what now? 10? 15? Think about that in relation to GTA and how many sequels they will have to produce to have that kind of track record.

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I bet he does hope to announce one. Another 10-year development cycle secures him employment for the next decade haha

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Maybe the fact that Lost Odyssey was given away as a free game not long before Sakaguchi started doing interviews again isn't a coincidence. It could be to build hype for a Lost Odyssey 2 announcement!

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Please just let it be on consoles. Enough of wasting your talent on mobile games

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They probably gonna support nintendo new software. They have a friendly relationship with MS and Nintendo so both is likely.... Unless they still thinks mobile is a good thing

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I can't understand why he never release his games on PS4, where 99% of his fans are. :(

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@senjutsu: his studio is funded by xbox.

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@sakaixx: Didn't seem to stop Mistwalker from releasing the Last Story on the Wii.

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@hiphops_savior: and xbox dev release viva pinata on nds.

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@sakaixx: Look up his studio and games released, he hasn't produce a game for MS in nearly a decade. Whatever relationship they had with MS likely ended with the cancellation of Cry On.

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@ArabrockermanX: doesnt mean the relationship isnt there.

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@sakaixx: A relationship is irrelevant when the ps4 has the market share both overall and for his genre.

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@putaspongeon: say that to Remedy. They still believe in console exclusive it seems.

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@sakaixx: Don't listen to PutSpongeOn. I once took the piss out of the hairstyles in FF15 and he lost the plot with me, like really overkill, it was cringworthy. Everything he sprouts is nonsense and PS4 bias

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@gruntreaper: I must have really hurt your feelings in the past for you to remember me when I don't know who the hell you are. Sounds like I beat you in a debate and you thought this was your chance to get your revenge, tough shit, you've failed, go be salty elsewhere.

I game on everything but xbox because xbox sucks.

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@sakaixx: 1) Microsoft funded quantum break

2) It came to pc like the rest of their games as well

They were pretty much paid for it not to go to ps4.

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@putaspongeon: ok

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@putaspongeon: Did you just pull both them comments out of your a**? lol

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@gruntreaper: Yes, logic and common sense come out of my asshole, go run along somewhere else retard.

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Just do a nice chill rpg like the old FF games. Because Square sure as hell doesn't know what they're doing anymore.

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@spiddyock: world of FF, bravely default and I am Setsuna is as basic turn base as they come.

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@sakaixx: I am Setsuna basically proves they don't know what they're doing anymore. They have completely lost what made their games good.

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@sakaixx: But I mean on a triple A level, with the glorious story and characters of yesteryear.

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@spiddyock: trails in the sky sold like 100k on Steam. That's an AAA jRPG. You probably never even heard of it.

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@Iemander: that is definitely not AAA jrpg or even AA jrpg. You probably never even played it if you say that. Just look at screenshots and you will understand, even snes had better graphics than that game.

Fun game tho, trail in the sky FC was meh but SC wrap it up pretty great

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@sakaixx: trails had an absolutely massive development and contains massive amounts of text.

http://m.imgur.com/TIqUNcJ?r

If a studio decided to spend budget in writing instead of fancy 3d with special effects. Doesn't mean it didn't take a big budget to get done.

If all we care about is shitty 3d and fancy CGI. No wonder the state of AAA jRPGs.

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@Iemander: LOL play the fuking game and you will understand! No part of that game is high budget, the text was from japanese. They just need a big budget "for their standard" because there were like 10,000 lines to translate.

Also the game has no voice acting whatsoever, no cgi or any of those pretty assets. Its just an extremely polished low budget jrpg. This coming from the me, who finished the FC and SC of game with 100% bracer quest.

Lol some people. They believe anything from an article, they never even have played it!

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@Iemander: Come on, FF was never really a 'JRPG,' it's too globalised for that. I don't want square to make a JRPG, I want them to write a good story with some chill gameplay. I don't want some anime Trails in the Sky stuff.

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@spiddyock: then what's the problem with ffXV? Didn't you just get what you wished for?

The ffs of yesteryear were exactly like Trails. But older, super slow gameplay and uglier. Trails is the best modern version of those games you can get.

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@Iemander: Cool, I might check it out.

Definitely not. The first twenty hours were alright, but then it falls into incoherence. And the story was generic, the writing ridiculous, and the characters vapid. Just imo. It was very bland compared to the first 10/12 installments of the series. It did not have the same spark that the earlier releases had.

That said, didn't mind the battle system too much, and the roaming, open world play of the early game. Pity they scrap that pretty quickly, at least, in regards to the main story.

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@spiddyock: AAA jrpg is dead.

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It's gonna be called...the Last Legend.

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@soliaired50: Can't wait to play the Last Final Fantasy II.

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Another Android Match-3? No, thank you, Guch.

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Spoiler: It will be a free to play mobile game with "user friendly" microtransactions.(A standard mobile scam)

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@edinko: it's true.

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Will it be an Xbox exclusive?? If so I'll keep this thing because I was seriously thinking of selling it. It's done nothing but collect dust.

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@Rushaoz: If they want their company to go bankrupt it'll be an Xbox exclusive.

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@Rushaoz: HELL no! They've gone mobile as of late.

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@Barighm: Who's gone mobile? Mistwalker? The thing is I think MS actually owns the Lost Odyssey IP so if it's a sequel it will only be on MS platforms. Don't quote me on that though. I'm gonna go google and see what I find on that now.

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