The ever famous mastermind behind the whole Final Fantasy series, Hironobu Sakaguchi has recently announced the founding of a new game company called Mist Walker. The new company plans to focus on game development, and not publishing. Sakaguchi revealed little of his plans for future projects beyond that he has his sights set on next generation technology. He also noted two potential employees for his new company, Yoshitaka Amano, who worked on FFI-VI, and Takehiko Inoue, popular for the many magnas he has done.
Ever since the failure of FF: The Spirits Within when he resigned as Vice President of Square and president of Square USA, Sakaguchi has not made many public appearances at all. He was credited as the executive producer of Final Fantasy X and XI, but really had little input on the two titles. What the creation of the new comapny means for Sakaguchi's relationship with Square Enix is yet to be revealed.