Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi has played the contentious latest entry in the series, Final Fantasy 16, and he has now weighed in with his thoughts. In a tweet, Sakaguchi called the game the “ultimate fantasy Final Fantasy,” although just what he meant is up for debate.
It’s worth noting that this is a translated tweet, which does leave room for interpretation. As noted by streamer and Final Fantasy fan Audrey AKA Aitai Kimochi, Sakaguchi could be referring to a number of things, including Final Fantasy’s original title of Ultimate Fantasy or a specific line from the Japanese dub of Final Fantasy 16.
In a follow-up tweet with an image of the Bahamut Eikon from Final Fantasy 16 flying into battle, Sakaguchi briefly wrote about the qualities that the Final Fantasy series embodies. According to the developer, “adventurousness, courage, and determination” are the core concepts that drive each game in the franchise and that Final Fantasy will always continue to evolve.