Episode X disappointed Edge, XI is still absent, so is XII a new hope?
The unveiling of the first 'real' Final Fantasy since 2001 in Tokyo's fashionable Roppongi Hills was also the occasion for the baton to be passed from the father of Final Fantasy to the man widely viewed as his successor. Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the series, appeared on stage to praise the work of Yasumi Matsuno and give his blessing to FFXII.
Having been absent for the launches of FFX and FFXI, his presence seemed to be a clear indication he feels that, in the hands of his protege, the series is back on track. Matsuno-san, who Sakaguchi-san lured away from Quest (where he had worked on Ogre Battle and Tactics Ogre), made his mark at Square with Vagrant Story and the Final Fantasy Tactics series.
News source: gamesradar.com