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Business Division 1 continues hiring for Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy VII Remake

Business Division 1 continues hiring for Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy VII Remake

Written by Brayden — 06 Jun 2018

The recruitment page for Square Enix's Business Division 1 was recently updated to better reflect its current projects and how they're going.

Business Division 1 is of course the Square Enix Japan studio who developed the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy and is now focused on Mobius Final Fantasy, the console quality game for iOS, Android and PC (where it supports 4K and 60fps) and the multi part series, Final Fantasy VII Remake which is a timed exclusive for PlayStation 4.

The studio is headed by producer Yoshinori Kitase and also includes director Motomu Toriyama who has directed the most Final Fantasy games ever. It also includes long time visual effects, graphics and art director Shintaro Takai and scenario writer Daisuke Watanabe along with veterans Naoki Hamaguchi, Toshitaka Matsuda and many others who previously worked on main series Final Fantasy games.

Currently they are hiring for various positions on both Mobius Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy VII Remake but also have interesting messages from Kitase and Final Fantasy VII Remake development leader Naoki Hamaguchi. You can read them below thanks to 黒凧 BlackKite who kindly translated them.

1st Business Division – Division Executive Yoshinori Kitase

The 1st Business Division is currently producing 2 Final Fantasy titles.

Mobius Final Fantasy is an RPG for smartphones which has achieved over 10 million users registered worldwide. We must strengthen our development power to start the 2nd chapter, so we’re recruiting new staff. The experience of being able to release high-quality content that can rival HD games in a short cycle should be a good opportunity to creators who aim to step up to the next stage.

Final Fantasy VII Remake’s development team is comprised of legacy Final Fantasy series creators, and there has been a continuous [occurrence] of creators who were “raised up with FFVII” responding to this call and joining [the team]. Although we have already set up a powerful development basis, we’re still continuing to recruit talented staff as we must aim even higher.

Would you try creating 2 Final Fantasies together with us?
We’re kindly waiting for your application.

1st Business Division – Development Leader Naoki Hamaguchi

The 1st Business Division is a development division which excels in creating high-end games in HD.
The mobile game app Mobius Final Fantasy is Square Enix’s first flagship title put into a mobile app by using console game development methods, gathering development staffs who had piled up experience in home game consoles. The service started in 2015, and in order to continuously publish a high-quality service, we’re recruiting powerful development staff in a broad range starting from programmers. The experience of publishing high-quality services to users in short cycles should connect to the career advancement in the future.

The console game Final Fantasy VII Remake is a complete remake of Final Fantasy VII which was released in 1997. Last year we shifted to a company-internal development structure in order to stabilize the mass-production structure, and by doing that, the development workflow was greatly revised, improving development efficiency. The development structure and basis have already been set up and the mass development is proceeding smoothly, but we’re still continuing to recruit new staff as we aim for further creativity with a viewpoint of creating [things] thoroughly.