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 - 1 month ago

Tabata says delaying FFXV again wasnt an option, nearly 150 internal staff still working on it

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Business Division 2 was asked by Eurogamer if he wanted to ask for another delay to Final Fantasy XV's release. Here's what he said. "Honestly, I didn't really think of doing it...

Final Fantasy XV - 1 month ago

Monster of the Deep could come to Oculus and Vive, its possible to bring FFXV to Switch

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV has revealed a few things in an interview with MCV. First, he talked about the possibility of the PlayStation VR title, Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV coming to Oculus Rift and HTC V...

Final Fantasy VII Remake - 2 months ago

Hajime Tabata admits he couldn't make Final Fantasy VII Remake

In an interview with GameRevolution, Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy Type-0, Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- and Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII was asked point blank if he'd take over directorial duties on Final Fanta...


Final Fantasy XV - 2 months ago

Final Fantasy XV development to continue into 2018 to complete the game

Despite recent talk from Hajime Tabata, the head of Business Division 2 and director of Final Fantasy XV about moving onto their new IP in 2018 it has now been revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2017 that development of Final Fantasy XV will continue into 2...

Final Fantasy XV - 2 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 movie, the trademarks for Type-1, 2 and 3...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 months 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 be upscaled to 4K via checkerboarding. Next, the Windows Edition...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 months 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 for the game. But from then, we really want to...


Final Fantasy XV - 3 months 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 Fantasy XIII-2) "is good in certain ways" but “The negative...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 8 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...

- 8 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...