The creator of Xenosaga was Tetsuya Takahashi, who had previously worked at Square on multiple projects including entries in the Final Fantasy series.
Together with his wife Soraya Saga, Takahashi created a proposal for Final Fantasy VII; while rejected, they were allowed to develop the proposal as its own project, titled Xenogears.
Following the end of the Xenosaga series, Takahashi and other team members started a new project to rebuild morale, which became Xenoblade Chronicles.
Characters from Xenosaga would go on to appear in multiple crossover games. is managed by Vector Industries, which also controls interests in the Federation's military.
A Guest Fighter is a character that doesn't belong in the setting who just shows up in a Video Game, especially a Fighting Game, much like a Special Guest on a TV show.
It seems like if a fighting game hasn't had a full-blown Crossover, it has at least had a Guest Fighter or two.
Over 4000 years in the future, humanity has left Earth behind to colonize the galaxy following a terrible event, resulting in Earth's location being lost and the planet being dubbed "Lost Jerusalem": by the game's events, humanity has adopted a new calendar system dubbed "Transcend Christ" (T. Beginning due to a war between the then-scientific U-TIC Organization and the Federation, it escalated due to a group of experimental Realians going berserk and attacking people indiscriminately. Vs—an army of 669 genetically modified children designed to combat U-DO's energies—goes horribly wrong. In Episode II, Albedo uses information gathered during the events of Episode I to open the way to the original planet Miltia, which becomes the focus of a conflict between the Federation and Ormus.
While presumed destroyed, Miltia was lost in a space-time anomaly when an experiment involving U. Following the apparent destruction of Miltia, new settlements and a new government are established on a neighboring planet named Second Miltia. V.s; Vector Industries, a megacorporation controlling the U. N.; a splinter faction called the U-TIC Organization; religious cult Ormus, which funds U-TIC; and the Testaments, a group of men who have been granted a form of immortality following their original deaths. Ormus' leader Sergius gains control of a powerful mech called Proto Omega, destroying Miltia in the process.A sequel to Xenogears was allegedly in the planning stages, but it was never released.Wanting to create his own project, unable to get suitable funding from Square, and disagreeing with Square's focus on its major franchises such as Final Fantasy, Takahashi left Square and founded Monolith Soft with a number of staff from Xenogears.While the first game met with strong sales, the series as a whole was a commercial disappointment.The first game also received both a manga and an anime adaptation, the latter being dubbed and released in North America.Voyager, revealed to be a member of Jan's team driven over the edge by U-DO's influence, is turned by Wilhelm into a Testament, then kills everyone close to Jan including his family before giving him a choice between being killed and becoming a Testament.