Hajime Tabata News

Hajime Tabata took over the directorial role on Final Fantasy XV from Tetsuya Nomura, but has also worked on numerous titles such as Final Fantasy Type-0, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.

You can find all his latest ramblings in the news here, with most of them being about Final Fantasy XV thanks to his Active Time Reports.


Final Fantasy XV - 2 days ago

Final Fantasy XV has surpassed over 6.5 million units, Tabata talks players being satisfied

Square Enix announced back in January that Final Fantasy XV had surpassed 6 million units shipped plus digital sales now Hajime Tabata, the director of the game has revealed it has surpassed 6.5 million units. But that's not all, Tabata ...

Final Fantasy XV - 10 days ago

Tabata makes 60fps for FFXV seem unlikely, no plans to remake Crisis Core

PC Gamer has asked Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV about the possibility of the Windows Edition supporting 60 frames per second and his response might let some people down. "Supporting it will be possible, but considering...

Final Fantasy Type 1 - 13 days ago

Hajime Tabata states there are no plans for Final Fantasy Type-1 right now

In an interview with Fandom, Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy Type-0 and producer of Final Fantasy Agito and Type-0 HD stated that there are currently no plans for a sequel to Final Fantasy Type-0 despite Final Fantasy Type-0 HD's secret ...


Final Fantasy XV - 14 days ago

Hajime Tabata confirms another project is in mind for VR, FFXV to run at native 3K on Xbox One X

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Business Division 2 was recently interviewed by DualShockers and he had some interesting things to say. Firstly, Final Fantasy XV will run natively in 3K on Xbox One X and will ...

Final Fantasy XV - 19 days ago

Hajime Tabata teases Ardyn and Luna DLC and beginning BD2's new IP next year

In an interview with IGN, Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Business Division 2 has discussed what's next for both the game and his team. Tabata stated Episode Ignis "does mark a certain milestone in development...

Final Fantasy XV - 27 days ago

Tabata teases more Final Fantasy XV story expansions and VR content, re-confirms no sequel planned

Polygon spoke to Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV at gamescom 2017 and Tabata re-confirmed there are no plans for a sequel to Final Fantasy XV. Tabata said doing a full sequel (similar to Final Fantasy X-2 and Final Fantas...

Final Fantasy XV - 28 days ago

Tabata confirms mods and other new features exclusively for Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition

At gamescom 2017, IGN hosted Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata and translator Gavin to check out Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition. While showcasing a new look at Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, Tabata confirmed it is completely optimised and customised for PC and will...

Final Fantasy XV - 29 days ago

Final Fantasy XV team thinking of doing something for Nintendo Switch

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Business Division 2 has revealed the Final Fantasy XV team is thinking of doing something for the Nintendo Switch. “everyone on the Final Fantasy XV team loves this console that has a name that sounds like Twitch, and they’re thinking...

Final Fantasy XV - 30 days ago

Final Fantasy XV coming to PC in early 2018

Square Enix has finally announced that Final Fantasy XV will be released for Windows PC in early 2018. Titled 'Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition' it will deliver the "highest quality version" of the game. The game will support many high resolutions including native 4K (3840 x 2160) and HDR 10. Graphical options...


Final Fantasy XV - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy XV's Regalia is coming to Forza Horizon 3 on August 1st

Microsoft and Square Enix have announced that Final Fantasy XV's Regalia is coming to Forza Horizon 3 on August 1, 2017. The Regalia will be available as a free download for everyone who has played Forza Horizon 3 and/or Final Fantasy XV by August 1. Forza players will be able to...

Final Fantasy XV - 2 months ago

Famitsu does another Best RPG Poll, FF featured heavily with comments from Tabata and Kitase

Famitsu commonly holds polls and in June 2017 they held one for Best RPGs. As usual, Final Fantasy featured heavily. The poll had more than 2,000 counted votes and Famitsu provided some of the comments from those who voted. They even got comments from Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy...

Final Fantasy XV - 2 months ago

FFXV director Hajime Tabata and Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda comment on A New Empire

Recently, the Epic Action developed and published game Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire launched worldwide. Now Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata, Square Enix president & CEO Yosuke Matsuda and MZ CEO Gabe Leydon have commented on the launch of the game via a press release in the Final...


Final Fantasy XV - 6 months ago

FFXV Multiplayer beta revealed, Ardyn story expansion teased

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV has revealed in an interview with Italian website, Game Legends at Let's Play 2017 that a multiplayer beta for Final Fantasy XV will happen for the Comrades expansion. Keep in mind PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold are required for the multiplayer. But...

- 6 months ago

Tabata talks Versus XIII to XV, removing Stella, making Prompto more popular and more with USgamer

USgamer has spoken to Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Square Enix Business Division 2 in depth about the evolution from Versus XIII to XV. Tabata re-confirms he joined the project when it was being re-branded to XV in summer of 2012. He also explained he...

Final Fantasy XV - 7 months ago

Hajime Tabata re-confirms he has no plans for a sequel to Final Fantasy XV

In an interview with Japanese website, Entertainment Station, Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV has re-confirmed he has no plans for a sequel to Final Fantasy XV. This is important now since all previously released Final Fantasy sequels were decided upon after the release of the game....


Final Fantasy XV - 7 months ago

Four FFXV GDC presentations to be held including one with Hajime Tabata

Square Enix has announced that Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Square Enix Business Division 2 will hold a GDC presentation on the game on March 1, 2017. Titled 'FINAL FANTASY: A Challenger Once Again' it will be held in Room 134, North Hall on March...

Final Fantasy XV - 7 months ago

BD2 thinking about Project Scorpio update for FFXV, looking into PC version, no plans for Switch ver

In an interview with DualShockers, Hajime Tabata the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Square Enix Business Division 2 has had some very interesting things to say. I've taken out some of the most interesting bits and you can read them below. DualShockers asked Tabata if he is already...

Final Fantasy XV - 8 months ago

70% of Final Fantasy XV team working on post-launch content, other 30% moved to other BDs

Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata has revealed to DualShockers what's become of the Final Fantasy XV team following its release on November 29, 2016. A massive 70% of the roughly 250 staff from the Final Fantasy XV team are still in Business Division 2, the Square Enix Japan studio behind...