The Ex Soft talent that made that company are now the ones who founded Monolith Soft for games like Xenosaga and Xenoblade.
Mistwalker founded by the FF creator himself. Now Lost Odessey,Blue Dragon and The Last Story.
Brownie Brown at Nintendo is the talent of the Mana series who went to make Mother 3 and Help with Blue Dragon on DS. SE is a dried up well.