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Hironobu Sakaguchi teases a new story written by Yasumi Matsuno

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The 2021 edition of 4Gamer's end-of-year game creator comment compilation includes a segment from Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the famous Final Fantasy franchise. In one of the Q&A entries, he teased that Yasumi Matsuno is writing some sort of new scenario, although he did not really reveal what kind of title the story will be for.

You can read our translation of the segment right below:

Question: Who is the person you have observed (or been observing) the most in 2021?

Answer: Yasumi Matsuno. Apparently he is currently writing a scenario, but I am looking forward to seeing what kind of title it will be like.

Sakaguchi has been very keen on Matsuno's performance ever since his early career years. When Matsuno just joined Square after finishing his work on Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together at Quest, Sakaguchi told him to create a Final Fantasy strategy RPG—which eventually resulted in Final Fantasy Tactics.

The series creator was also the one who recommended Matsuno to head Final Fantasy XII's development team. However, Matsuno eventually left the team—and the whole company—in August 2005 due to health reasons. Sakaguchi reportedly became very upset due to this issue that he ended up refusing to play FFXII.



Both Ogre Battle and FFT had great stories, FFXII had a great premise, hopefully Matsuno is in good mental health now and will grant us another great script for a successful project.

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Wonder if it is related with the FFT and Tactics Ogre remaster leaks. Maybe an expanded scenario for both of them?


Matsuno needs the backup of a good studio like From Software to fully use all his potential. So c'mon just join FS and we can have top tier Arpg and Srpg for a couple of decades.
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