Final Fantasy father Hironobu Sakaguchi has apparently demonstrated an Xbox 2 game to Hirokazu Hamamura, president of Famitsu publisher Enterbrain and one of the most respected names in the Japanese videogame scene. Hamamura had nothing but wonderful things to say about the next-generation game console, as he watched footage from "Mistwalker".
"It's such a realistic video that with just one look you'll know that you're looking at a next-generation system. It's something that cannot be realized on today's machines."
Hamamura spoke of "a camera outside the Earth's atmosphere approach a forest on the Earth's surface, then show leaves on a tree one at a time." Whether this was a taste of what he saw in the Xbox 2 Mistwalker footage is unclear. But it seems clear that XBox 2 is going to be a force to be reckoned with.