With the release of Final Fantasy XV, now is the perfect time to tell the story of Final Fantasy, the game that saved Square from a certain doom.
A popular story is told about how the Final Fantasy series got its name. While working at Square, one employee, Hironobu Sakaguchi, decided on the name as it reflected his last-ditched attempt to save the company from financial ruin.
Beyond this, though, the story gets even better. Hironobu Sakaguchi’s journey shows how anyone can succeed if they work hard enough, even in a saturated market that’s full of roleplaying game competitors.