Hironobu Sakaguchi Joins Microsoft Game Studios

February 24, 2005

Many of you may recognize that name and many of you may not. Sakaguchi is better known as the Father of Final Fantasy and he is joining up with Microsoft Game Studios to develop games for the next Xbox system.

[quote]Microsoft Corp. today announced that Hironobu Sakaguchi, video game legend and president of Mistwalker game studio, has joined with Microsoft(r) Game Studios to develop role-playing game (RPG) video games exclusively for the next-generation Xbox(r) video game platform. Sakaguchi is best known as the creator of the “Final Fantasy” franchise, which has sold more than 60 million units worldwide, and was executive vice president in charge of game development at Square Enix Co., Ltd. until February 2001.

Citing a shared vision with Microsoft for the next generation of video games, Sakaguchi will lead the creation of two upcoming Xbox-exclusive RPG titles to be published by Microsoft Game Studios.[/quote]