June 28, 2003 - Tetsuya Takahashi Xenosaga Interview


--Why did you choose space as the setting? Were you not interested in a fantasy world?

Xenogears started out as a sequel to "Chrono Trigger. However, as we went through various meetings with the publishers, we began to realize that there were some practical difficulties. We went to the trouble of asking Mr. Sakaguchi to make it an original title. However, since development had already started, there were parts of the game where I couldn't go back to the fantasy world, and I was concerned about the motivation of the staff. To some extent, we made a compromise, and the result was Xenogears."



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