The legendary creator of Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger designer Hironobu Sakaguchi spoke at a panel today at PAX Prime, and he revealed a bit of backstory about the plans for a sequel of the adventure of Chrono.
Oh....I see Well then... ... SQUAAAAARE http://stream1.gifsoup.com/...
Well put with that Gif. For the love of everything...please do a sequel. I need more Glenn/Frog. https://www.youtube.com/wat... Frog Theme!
never seen a company like Square with management dedicated to the detriment of the brand, on every turn they make the worst possible and illogical decision.
I thought crono cross was sort of a sequel. I didnt like crono cross that much though. Love crono trigger.
Just more proof (if it was needed at all) that Square Enix is going downhill without Hironobu Sakaguchi
Chrono Cross is the sequel to Chrono Trigger. Would have loved a continuation of the series though.
A Theory: * Somebody accidentally hired somebody stupid for a high level position within SE. That person, somehow got to stay there and hire more people, but because he's dumb, he just hired more people like him.....dumb. Eventually you have a ton of dumb people hiring more dumb people and convincing themselves that they are actually smart and know what they are talking about. * Basically, there isn't anybody in a high enough position to fire the idiots who make all the bad decisions.
Very thoughtful of him! someone should ask him for a sequel to lost odyssey.
possibly BEST game in gaming history...why, Square, whyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
Um, no. Sakaguchi was in charge at the time. At a time well before he was ousted and the merger with Enix. So as much as I wish for the old Squaresoft days, I hear this and have to think he's rewriting history if only for his ego. Not saying he didn't get outvoted, concerning making a sequel or starting a franchise to a title which was a major and recognized hit when first released, but its hard to believe.
totally agree with this. Most of these young kids dont even know about squaresoft ,enix, tri ace. personally i thought chrono cross was in a league of its own.
Meanwhile FFXIII got not one but TWO sequels. Wtf?!
Because it most likely made them more of a profit than Chrono Trigger did.
You get it. That FF movie flopped so bad it kinda erased everything he did for Square, mad money down the drain. Really, look up the budget for that movie, he could have made two CT games. @New Monday, the FF13 series sucked, but it did look cheaply made and had a lot of dlc, those bastards made a profit.
did not, and FF13-3 is the worst selling FF ever
FFXIII may not have lived up to your expectations, , but it clearly did something better than Chrono Trigger to make SE want to make two sequels.
@Kamikaze135 this is Square, they don't follow logic
The Final Fantasy series basically sells on name recognition and habit these days. The series' fans will just gobble them up no matter how shit they are, and salivateat the "awesome" designs by Tetsuya Nomura, designs that look like they put a basement-dwelling compulsively masturbating hikkikomori, a bath of estrogen, ten boxes of zippers and a bunch of new age quartz collars into Seth Brundle's teleportation machine and flicked the switch Seriously, the art style of the Final Fantasy series has been fucking hideous since Final Fantasy 7. The only two that have had decent art direction since then are 9 and 12, and that's cause Nomura didn't handle art duties there.
@DVAcme FF no longer as big as it used to be, FF13-3was a big bomb, barley made 1 million
"but it clearly did something better than Chrono Trigger to make SE want to make two sequels." No, it was inter-corporate politics. Toriyama pushing his wifu Lightning.
Proof that business people who are not gamers ruin games for the customer and as such loose customer value and game revenue as a result.
Ok, this guy has talent yet he is stupid at the same time, maybe he shouldn't have made that crap Final Fantasy movie and used the budget for that to make a Chrono Trigger sequel. I'm not saying Square isn't at fault too, but they treated him fairly, as an employee when you do a major f up, well you know.
I think Imma have to choke a bitch.
So SE hated their fans even back when everyone was singing their praises? Good to know.
So..... can somebody confirm if he can grab the toriyama and grab a team and make a spin off or prequal/sequal like cc? If they ever continue this somehow, i want the system its on. Somebody f******* do it!?
Square can suck my balls.
Damn Square WTF is wrong with you???
Never have I seen the management of a company squander the talent of so many developers at said company. Can't wait for someone to take over Square Enix and immediately announce "We're working on followups to Chrono Cross, Vagrant Story, and FFVII. Tomb Raider's exclusivity deal is over; we're sorry we even attempted it. And we're going to stop making sequels to FF XIII. Nobody cares about it."
"Never have I seen the management of a company squander the talent of so many developers at said company." Konami and ESPECIALLY Capcom are guilty of this, too. Konami is basically standing on Metal Gear and nothing else, while Capcom has basically driven the entirety of their creative geniuses on their own endeavors away from the company, while they brutally exploit their remaining faithful employees to the point of actual physical exhaustion. It's like Capcom's secret vision statement is to have their entire workforce die by karoshi.
"Oh, and also look forward to the release of FF15 early next year, and KH3 in 2016. We are also proud to announce that Final Fantasy 7 will be remade for the Playstation 4, and will talk about it in the near future. Lastly, Mr. Sakaguchi will be re-hired to make future projects including Final Fantasy and Chrono Cross sequels. We have been idiots in the past few years, so please forgive us as we will now listen to our fans' feedback." One can dream...one can dream
As if I needed any more reason to hate the direction Squeenix's taken in the last few years.
I'm...a bit confused of this story. Chrono Cross is a sequel for Trigger right? Or what Sakaguchi means he wants to make new Chrono that took place after Cross? But yeah, square management is a big f*kin mess. I remembered when someone from SE (forgot his name) before the release of Chrono Trigger for NDS said that if Chrono NDS sell a lot than they will consider to make a sequel for Chrono. And it turns out Chrono NDS doesn't reach their highly stupid sales target. No wonder we didn't see new Front Mission (SE not even bother to localize FM 5), Valkyrie Profile, Star Ocean, Parasite Eve, Radiata Stories, or Tactics Ogre :(
Squeenix have this distorted idea that they can sell games on the level of a Grand Theft Auto or something. They set retardedly high sales projections for their games, then bitch when the games "underperform" when they're actually selling quite well. Case in point, the latest Tomb Raider, which they said was a sales disappointment after having sold 3 MILLION copies by then. How a game selling that well is a disappointment can only be explained by rampant overestimation. This also makes the exclusivity agreement or the sequel all the more baffl8ng, considering you'd think Squeenix wouldn't shoot themselves in the foot and release the game for the platform where it's historically sold best. I guess Squeenix have a fetish for projectile-induced podile trauma.
Man, that sucks. I just finished Chrono trigger/cross on the psp. Holy damn amazing.
I hope that Hironobu Sakaguchi will make RPG games for PS4 now it is more easier to develop.
Square sinks lower and lower. What new low will they hit next?
Of course they refused.... its fan base actually want that.... literally amazed at their attitude towards us. Ff7 is massively wanted to be remade, so we get 2 sequels to ff13. Ffx is remade, OK that's good.... then they say ffxii will if its successful.. good, but again ff7 is the big one. Then the Ffxiii versus... suddenly after 7 years becoming ff15... oh, buying a ps3 for versus are you? F you fan boy... we will tease it but you will require a ps4 too.... lol, thank god the ps3 was awesome anyway, but still... Then ruining star ocean, ignoring chrono trigger and focusing on poor mobile games. Selling out to Microsoft. Obtaining new ip's for literally just extra $$$, that's fine... but a little soul like square soft had wouldn't be too much to ask. A realm reborn is the only game under the franchise I feel hss the true fanservice and soul IMO, that's largely due to yoshi, there are a few guys left at square like him these days.
Edit... Damn double post :(... stupid phone lag ..
Chrono Trigger did get a sequel on PS1 called Chrono Cross and it was the RPG game of the year.
So very sad this makes us.
It was probably a budget constraint. They didn't have crowd sourcing back then, so given that final fantasy was bigger, they probably couldn't afford to run this series along with all their other projects without sacrificing something else.
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