The economy is bad. Times are tough for video game developers. These things have been said a billion times before. Let’s hear what Mistwalker founder Hironobu Sakaguchi has to say about the economic mess.
On the Mistwalker blog he writes, “These days I feel the hard economic times are a kind act for the planet to restrain human activity. Economic activity is as important as blood flowing. However, the blood should be flowing smoothly, which I suppose means the quality of what flows in that stream must be as important.”
Sounds kind of like a past Final Fantasy plot doesn’t it? Mistwalker’s situation, in particular, can’t be too rosy with Away: Shuffle Dungeon slashed to $10 three months after it came out here. The studio still presses forward with a new Blue Dragon game and mystery project Sakaguchi says he will give his all.