Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Creator of Final Fantasy Speaks!

Hironobu Sakaguchi, the mastermind behind the creation of the remarkably popular Final Fantasy series, has recently had some stern things to say about many subjects in today’s gaming industry. Not all of it was positive, either – he blasts Sony and the Playstation 3, but besides these personal things he touches us up with some information on his newest projects.

When asked about how he feels about the Playstation 3 in the recent Electronic Gaming Monthly interview [EGM, June 2007 issue], Sakaguchi responded by saying

“I’m not interested in the Playstation 3. The machine’s architecture is tricky, and I don’t’ like Kutaragi”.

Ouch. Despite this, he still believes in the Wii and especially the Xbox 360. While he has several plans for new Xbox 360 games (which I will get to in a moment), he said that

“The [Wii] is intriguing, but right now I have no plans on making a game for the Wii”.

With the enormous popularity of the Wii, you could probably expect him to make something unique for it down the road. Hell, even beyond this, Sukaguchi even talks about the recent global warming phenomenon by saying that he’d like to make a game about it based on the bizarre changes in climates he experiences where he’s current living (Hawaii).

You can read the article in it’s entirety in the June 2007 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, on newsstands now.

In the mean time, here are some looks at his future Xbox 360 projects:

Blue Dragon

Already released in Japan, Blue Dragon was one of the few Xbox 360 games to gain popularity on the other side of the pond. It helped sell some 360’s over in the Land of the Rising Sun, and even though it didn’t significantly help out the struggling system over there it became a bit of a hit nonetheless. With great reception from the important version and a talented team working on it, you can expect Blue Dragon to be received warmly when it hits the U.S. this fall.

Lost Odyssey

Not much information has been revealed about this intriguing title yet, except that it will have a rather complex storyline and be powered by the same engine found in last year’s tech-powerhouse Gears of War.

Cry On

Appropriately titled, Cry On will feature a story line that Sakaguchi hopes makes you cry every 15 minutest (yep, he actually said that).

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At 3:45 PM, Blogger The Elderly said...

Luckily Kutaragi will be stepping aside soon... lost odyssey im looking forward to but an FF title on the 360.... (shivers....)


At 11:05 AM, Blogger Rosewarrior said...

Crying every fifteen minutes eh? Jaffe wanted the same thing with the now deceased "Project H.L(Heartland). Both "Blue Dragon" and "Lost Odyssey" are gonna sell like crazy. Might actually sell some 360's over there, which Microsoft desperately needs.

At 7:09 PM, Blogger fatherkrishna said...

I love any negativity towards the PS3, especially from a bigwig in the industry!

At 11:01 PM, Blogger DEITRIX said...

Lost Odyssey looks to be pretty cool... Cry-on I will have to research tho'..

Still sucks tho Father, cause the PS3 will still end up with some good games... and I don't want to buy the console!!

At 9:09 PM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

I never expected the turn based RPG to last thing long.


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