Hironobu Sakaguchi praised the Final Fantasy 16 and Final Fantasy VII remake, granting its approval to both games. For those who don't know him, he is the father of the Final Fantasy series; although he hasn't worked on it for years, he is bound to get asked questions about the most recent chapters of the Square Enix series during interviews.
Arnaud Bastié of the Full Frontal magazine asked him for a comment on Final Fantasy XVI and on the director Naoki Yoshida's love of Final Fantasy XIV (directed by Yoshida).
Sakaguchi: "I like playing Final Fantasy XIV because it's an MMORPG, and it's got all these community aspects that I've appreciated." Naoki Yoshida is an outstanding producer and director, and he inspires me tremendously."
Sakaguchi also spoke up about Final Fantasy VII's remake: "He is the director of the remake Yoshinori Kitase, who edited films while a student." The game has greatly improved since the sixth chapter, but it's now being rebuilt in the same spirit as the original, with modern technology that allows it to fulfill its true potential.