Hajime Tabata


FFXIV Director Says Final Fantasy XVI Should Be Straightforward Fantasy

FFXIV Director Says Final Fantasy XVI Should Be "Straightforward Fantasy"

Ah, okay, that was a bad joke. While Square Enix is still in development on the Final Fantasy VII Remake, the continued expansion plans for Final Fantasy XV were dropped late last year when director Hajime Tabata left Square Enix to start his own studio, which means development on FFXVI could begin sooner than anticipated.So far, all of this[...]

Final Fantasy XV Director Working on New Game Design Possibilities with AI

Final Fantasy XV Director Working on New Game Design "Possibilities with AI"

Final Fantasy XV is still doing well since it launched over a year ago with new updates and DLC coming, as well as the Royal Edition and PC versions of the game. That said, Game Director Hajime Tabata and his team have already started work on a new, yet unnamed project according to an interview with SBS PopAsia.Not much is known[...]

No Final Fatasy XV Will Not Be Coming To Switch

No, Final Fatasy XV Will Not Be Coming To Switch

[caption id="attachment_608555" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Square Enix[/caption]Game director Hajime Tabata confirmed that there are "no plans" for Final Fantasy XV to be ported to the Nintendo Switch."There are no plans, it wouldn't run…" Tabata told DualShockers when asked if there's a possibility that Final Fantasy XV would release for Nintendo Switch[...]

Final Fantasy 15 Could Get Yet Another Demo

Final Fantasy 15 Could Get Yet Another Demo

Speaking to VGTime (via VG247), director on the game Hajime Tabata said that another demo could be incoming The extent and if it would be a new area were not expanded on.But still, more Final Fantasy before the final release is a good thing.. as long as it doesn't distract the developer from the main title[...]

Final Fantasy XV Gets An Announcement For A Release Date Announcement

Final Fantasy XV Gets An Announcement For A Release Date Announcement

Speaking at a panel at PAX (via NeoGAF), director Hajime Tabata revealed that the announcement of the release date for Final Fantasy XV will be made March 2016 This will be part of a Square specific event that will ave a bunch of other Square news too.Honestly, I think this more or less confirms the game for[...]

Final Fantasy XV Is Coming Before 2017

Final Fantasy XV Is Coming Before 2017

So much so, Gamespot took the game's director Hajime Tabata to task about it When pushed on the subject of the launch date, Tabata said: We really do get the feeling that people are a bit worried Certainly, one thing I would like to say to them to reassure them, is that we've set down the release[...]

Final Fantasy XV Teaser Teases Ahead of Tomorrows Full Trailer

Final Fantasy XV Teaser Teases Ahead of Tomorrow's Full Trailer

It's a day before Gamescom proper starts, which means that everyone is getting their teasers for trailers out. We've already seen a few and now Square Enix have gotten ahead of the curve, posting a few short seconds of what to expect on Twitter. And it seems we should expect a dog, and I can […]

Final Fantasy XV Has An All Male Cast To Make It Approachable

Final Fantasy XV Has An All Male Cast To Make It "Approachable"

As the medium has matured, people have started asking more serious questions about games from an artistic as well as commercial standpoint, especially when it comes to gender.That is what makes Final Fantasy XV's director Hajime Tabata comments on the lack of women in the game interesting When speaking to Gamespot, Tabata said: Speaking honestly, an all-male party[...]

Have A Gander At Over 40 Minutes Of Final Fantasy XV Footage

Have A Gander At Over 40 Minutes Of Final Fantasy XV Footage

We've barely had any real insight into combat or exploration up until this point.That all changed today when the game's director Hajime Tabata streamed the game's upcoming demo, Episode Duscae GamesHQMedia were good enough to record all forty minutes of the stream, so now, just in case you missed it, you can check it out here:[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXziZYj5k1w#t=1574[/youtube]Some of[...]

Final Fantasy XV Will Have A Truly Open World

Final Fantasy XV Will Have A Truly Open World

To this point, we hadn't had a great indication, but in a recent interview with Gamespot, the game's director Hajime Tabata made things a little clearer. The world is connected by continuous land If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or[...]