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The executive vice president of game development at Square-Enix has joined Microsoft game studios.

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"Sakaguchi-san has taken role-playing games — traditionally a niche market — and introduced them to a broad and diverse audience across the globe," said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Publishing at Microsoft. "We are ecstatic to work with Sakaguchi-san and celebrate what this news means not only for Xbox, but for gamers worldwide."

"I'm excited about the two epic game titles we will be developing," Sakaguchi said. "A number of talented creators have signed on to help develop these games, and I'm confident we will be able to create games that provide gamers with a new kind of thrill.
I cant believe my nightmare came true... what are the odds? I dont think Square-Enix will be developing games for Xbox but only the future can tell whats going to happen.
 

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Dude, it's just a high ranking person leaving one company and joining another.
His actions have to relevance the Sqeenix policy.
 

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Well here is an even bigger nightmare for you guys, I just seen it on yahoo news last night, the person in charge of the FF series, I forget his name has agreed to do two or three RPG titles for the Xbox 2, stating that he felt he could finally do what he really wanted to do with an RPG game due to Xbox 2 having three procs or some crap like that, This should make all you Xbox fanboys happy, you're getting the man behind the FF series to do RPG's for you. Here are my sources. Basically the same as what the OP posted but still this sucks.


http://news.inq7.net/infotech/index.php?index=1&story_id=28766

http://www.portervillerecorder.com/articles/2005/02/26/ap/hitech/d88fhjfo2.txt
 

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I've always wondered why there weren't more RPGs for XBox. ie: FFXI on PS2 -- you have to purchase the hard drive and net adapter as well as the game, yet with XBox, the hardware is already available, thus reducing the cost to the consumer.
 

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Where's the nightmare?

Just because someone is going to develop games for the X-Box it doesn't mean the world is going to end.

The more games the better.
 

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I guess you have to consider that XBox/Microsoft haters are some of the most irrational people you'll ever come across in this world. ;P
 

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Get square off my precious xbox, their games blow dick now.

'cept Kingdom Hearts. Make that an Xbox exclusive. :D
 

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But the PS3 is gonna have FOUR processors and ... and ... and ... what are they thinking?!? This can't be !!! :cry:


... as long as they keep making good games I don't mind that (if there will be good ports) ;)

P.S.: No! Kingdom Hearts ownz the Gamecube already :D
 

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Big deal, as long as Final Fantasy XII doesn't suck as much as the main character (probably) does.

There are bigger things to worry about in the games industry, for one: 80% of Game's preorder catalogue bearing the "EA Games" name.

I hope Sakaguchi has a good time in his new job. Since the guy has given me some of the best moments of my life, it would be both stupid and unfair of me to critisise his decisions.
 

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The games will be available first in Japan, but eventually the company plans to translate them for the United States and other markets
LOL, this means the games aren't even planned of becoming a triple A title in the first place. Perhaps it will become something like Crystal Cronicles :p

Let's just don't act like some M$-haters or PS worshippers, and hope that the games will be worth their own release :)
 

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I don't hate MS, Ive hated the Xbox since I bought one when they first came out and the HDD died about three days later.
 

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Kanodin said:
I don't hate MS, Ive hated the Xbox since I bought one when they first came out and the HDD died about three days later.
That's what warranties are for. :p I was on my third PS2 before I sold it to Reich a few months ago.
 

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Like as if he's the only talented person at Square-Enix :rolleyes: He doesn't make a great game alone you know ;)
 

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As long as they don't make the ff games exclusive to xbox then i will be happy.Hell if it does go exclusive to xbox they have lost me as a customer.
 

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I feel this is a bad thing and a good thing.

Were going to be seeing a new fresh rpg series soon. I always am glad to see a new face in the town that isn't run by "Series names". I don't like the x-box. I even have one and i'm never really on it. I do say though that this nice pc in a box, always gave me hope that we'd get more ports from it to the pc. I'd of love to see a few more 3d console style rpg out on here.

This really dosn't effect SE at all. FFXII really didn't have him as a director, like most people think. He was just a consultant. If FFXII does well, it just goes to show that it takes a group more so than one person to create a masterpiece. I also see that the "Chrono series" and more will still be apart of SE and had very little to do with HS.

The biggest downside I see to all of this is, M$ has just got another person that they could eventually buy out. I have that problem with the X-box. There's more buyout and "small dotted lines" with thier servies like X-Box live. It just makes me wonder how long it will be before we loose many of the creators of nintendo's flagships, as well as Hideo Kojima permantely to one system.

(Where's the love for nintendo anymore?)
 

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By Nightmare I'm referring to M$ buying out developers. In a previouse thread I was joking that the next FF would be on xbox 2... which who knows it could happen.

I am a Sony fanboy... excuse my ignorance :)
 

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Actualy i think this is a good thing, We need more Good RPG's Other than Fable And KOTOR on Xbox :) i think they'll bring a whole new title other than final fantasy to microsoft, Besides. isnt final fantasy only liscenced to sony's PS System's anyway?
 
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