Peter Triezenberg
Yasumi Matsuno Shows Off Scrapped Final Fantasy Tactics 2
Oh, what could have been.
05.23.18 - 10:53 AM

During a recent livestream, the esteemed Ivalice creator Yasumi Matsuno offered a rare glimpse into a cancelled Final Fantasy Tactics 2. While commenting on a playthrough of the classic original Tactics, Matsuno showed off this cancelled project, which was being considered around the same time that Vagrant Story went into development.

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Final Fantasy Tactics 2 wouldn't have been developed in-house at Squaresoft, but rather outsourced to another company, following deliberation between Matsuno and Hironobu Sakaguchi. In lieu of 3D development, Tactics 2 would have utilized a 2D visual style with a series of hexagonal tiles. Unfortunately, this project would never see the light of day for "a variety of reasons." It's a shame, since Final Fantasy Tactics is a beloved title by series fans, who have been clamoring for a proper follow-up. You can see some additional screenshots here.

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Stay tuned to RPGFan for more Final Fantasy coverage. Who knows? Maybe with Matsuno working on Final Fantasy XIV, and the success of the recent Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Square Enix will see fit to resurrect the Tactics franchise.