RPGFan


Yasumi Matsuno Talks Current Projects

In an interview with Gpara.com, Square producer Yasumi Matsuno talked about his current and future projects. The creator of Final Fantasy Tactics said that sometime next year a big title, directed and produced by himself would be released, but refused to give any details. It remains to be seen, whether he was talking about Final Fantasy XII, of which he is the producer, or about an entirely new project. The former assumption however is clearly contradicted by earlier announcements, according to which Hiroyuki Itou is directing Final Fantasy XII.

Similar to most other developers, Matsuno sees online gaming as the one major trend in the industry, citing Ultima Online and Final Fantasy XI as prime examples.

Personally, Matsuno's favorite games are the Famicom and Super Famicom installments of The Legend of Zelda series. Asked to introduce a friend of his, Matsuno, who joined Square in 1995, mentioned the head of Square's development team No 1 and director of Final Fantasy VII, VIII and X, Yoshinori Kitase.


Back
Updated:
10.02.02 - 10:20 PM
Chris Winkler





Coming Up on Twitch

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 4.1
Sunday, October 15 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Mondays • 6pm PDT/9pm EDT

Vandal Hearts
Tuesdays • 12pm PDT/3pm EDT

Xenogears
Tues-Wed-Thu and Saturdays • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Featured Content
Fragments of Him Review
Fragments of Him
Review
South Park: The Fractured but Whole Review
South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Review
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth Review
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
Review
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Review
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
Review
Random Encounter 134
Random Encounter 134
Podcast
Bad Apple Wars Review
Bad Apple Wars
Review