Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi To Announce New Title in 2017

Hironobu Sakaguchi

Though he’s well-known as the “father of Final Fantasy,” Hironobu Sakaguchi has kept plenty busy with other projects since leaving Square Enix to found his own studio, Mistwalker, in 2004. In 2006, the gorgeous Blue Dragon, which was visually designed by Dragon Ball and Chrono Trigger artist Akira Toriyama, provided Xbox 360 with one of its most-anticipated exclusives; in 2011, The Last Story brought a large-scale role-playing adventure — reminiscent of Sakaguchi’s past classics — to the RPG-starved Wii.

Not a whole lot has happened since that Wii title, though, so gamers might be curious as to what Sakaguchi’s next project might be and when it might show up. While we don’t have an answer to the former question, an interview with 4Gamer  (as translated by Siliconera) did give us one to the latter. Speaking to the Japanese video game website, Sakaguchi said, “I plan to announce a new title in 2017. Stay tuned!”

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It’s technically possible that the unannounced title could be the upcoming collaboration between Silicon Studio — creators of Bravely Default and Bravely Second: End Layer — but since Sakaguchi has also made recent comments suggesting he’ll open an entirely new studio (located in Roppongi, Tokyo and under the working name of “Dawnwalker”), something truly fresh could be on the horizon.

Tell us, what sort of game would you like to see come next from the “father of Final Fantasy“? Let us know in the comments section down below!