New Final Fantasy Tactics & Ogre Battle Games Might Be Coming In The Future

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Final Fantasy Tactics is considered by many to be one of the best video games of all time, with many believing that it is also the greatest game in the Final Fantasy series. The hardest part of being a Final Fantasy Tactics fan is the lack of any true sequels to the game, as the Advance titles were spin-offs set in a different version of Ivalice.

The reason why there haven't been any sequels to Final Fantasy Tactics is due to its creator leaving Square Enix. Final Fantasy Tactics was created by Yasumi Matsuno, who was also responsible for the Ogre Battle/Tactics Ogre series, as well as Vagrant Story. Matsuno left Square Enix in 2005 after working on Final Fantasy XII, but he has worked with the company in recent years, most notably on the "Return to Ivalice" crossover scenario that took place in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. 

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It seems that there might be more games in the Final Fantasy Tactics and Ogre Battle series in the future, as Matsuno was asked about the possibility of sequels during an interview with Dengeki Online. (via. DualShockers)

Matsuno: Rather than looking back at the past, I’m the kind of person who loves trying out new things. But when you reach my age, you start having thoughts like “How much time do I have left to keep making games?”. And I’m not talking about retirement, I’m talking about death. Recently, I’ve been to more funerals than weddings, and it made me aware of how limited our time is. On places like Twitter, fans sometimes send me messages like “I really wish you’d make a new Ogre or FFT!!”. When I see messages like this, a part of me thinks “I probably need to make one before I die”.

via YouTube (Tome Of Infinity)

It turns out that it wasn't two decades worth of requests from fans that is prompting Matsuno to want to make a sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics & Ogre Battle, but rather the shadow of the Grim Reaper, as his own impending sense of mortality might be the catalyst for the return of Ramza Beoulve.

Whatever issues that Matsuno had with Square Enix have likely been resolved, especially after his involvement with the "Return to Ivalice" scenario for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. Square Enix has just started to promote the Final Fantasy VII Remake again, but news of a new Final Fantasy Tactics or Ogre Battle game would hit the core Final Fantasy fanbase just as hard.

It has been over twenty years since Ramza and Alma rode off into the sunset and the fans have waited patiently to hear the end of their story. The chances of the Zodiac Brave Story reaching its conclusion are now higher than ever.

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