Hironobu Sakaguchi goes on record as to future of Final Fantasy.
Gaming arbiter Hironobu Sakaguchi recently went on record regarding the future of the transcendent Final Fantasy franchise. Sakaguchi-san stressed the point of stability, stating his belief that Final Fantasy X, the company's highly-anticipated PS2 epic, will hit Japanese retailers this July. Additionally, the Final Fantasy creator confirmed Square's plans of releasing Final Fantasy X in the United States and Europe this November. Square projects that 3.5 million copies of the future blockbuster will hit Japan, while 1.5-1.8 million copies of the title will pour onto American and European shores.
Continuing his statement, Sakaguchi-san reassured RPG-hungry gamers that the controversial Final Fantasy XI is still in development. He also confirmed that Final Fantasy XI will indeed feature network play via Square's PlayOnline service. Furthermore, Squaresoft announced the development of the distant Final Fantasy XII, which is due out in 2002. The title, according to Square, will not boast online play.
1/22/2001 Bryan Keers