Submitted by MaideninBlack 767d ago | news

Why Is Square Enix’s Yoshihisa Hashimoto Headed To New York?

With just over a day until Sony’s big PlayStation Meeting which has the industry on super hype mode, news has surfaced that Square Enix technical director Yoshihisa Hashimoto has embarked on a trip from Japan to JFK airport. (Next-Gen, PS4, Square Enix, Yoshihisa Hashimoto)

Lucreto  +   767d ago
I am looking forward to this.

I wonder if FF XIV will be moved to the PS4. The are so late with it it might die off very quick.

I hope FF V XIII will finally make an appearence or even FFXV.
torchic  +   767d ago
I was thinking about this all week.

Square Enix always expressed an interest in putting the game on as many platforms as they could.

can't put it on 360 for obvious reasons, and they also said that they were "considering" a Wii U version.

there's a fairly high probability of it being released on PS4 as well.
Reibooi  +   767d ago
being that it's the technical guy I would bet Sony is bringing him in to possible show that Agni's Philosophy can run on the PS4. If they were gonna announce a game I would imagine that someone else would do that(Wada or Nomura most likley and if this was FFXIV related Yoshida would likely be there).

Either way I'm not expecting to much in the way of games and more about the console and what it will be able to do. If we get games that is a great bonus but I would imagine they would save the majority of the game unveils until E3.
Lucreto  +   767d ago
I am expecting him to say Agni's Philosophy can run on the PS4. But he will have to shw a game running the new engine.

His facebook message was deleted so it was meant to be quiet about it so I would not be surprised if Nomura will be there or Wada.

They don't even have to be there they can show a video of him talking about the game and have Hashimoto introduce it.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   767d ago
Please be Final Fantasy Versus.
Crystallis  +   767d ago
I'd love to see Versus tomorrow as well, but if Tetsuya noruma is not there also then I don't think versus will be shown. I actually think yoshihisa will expand on that tech demo we saw last year.
Lucreto  +   767d ago
Nomura might be there but even if he isn't he could be there in a video talking about the game like a developer blog.

He doesn't need to be there for an announcement.
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Grap  +   767d ago
i have come to a point that i don't want to see this game.
Irishguy95  +   767d ago
Doubt it. Not from him anyway.

This guy was very important for the luminous engine. So...there is that.

Showing off next gen tech with Ps4.

If Nomura ain't there, do not expect Versus
ApolloTheBoss  +   767d ago
If it's not Versus then explain why Hidemi Matsuzuka posted this pic on Twitter.

https:/twitter.com/hidemi_ma d _dog/statuses/3034610064185098 24

He wouldn't do that for no reason. It's gotta be Versus.
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Temporary  +   767d ago
how about you learn how to post links.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   767d ago

You're both probably right, would make more sense if it was something for the luminous engine.
I still have a little hope for versus though.

edit: ugh look what I've just found -_-
Plasticgearsolid  +   767d ago
Shut up and take my Gil?
uuaschbaer  +   767d ago
The curtain rises, Watson. Nobody can stop this hansom.
Cam977  +   767d ago
Just Cause 3.
Whatever it is, tomorrow's announcement can't come soon enough. If rumours be true, the PS4 will have a beefier amount of power than it's blatant competitor, the next XBOX. Whatever happens tomorrow, I'll stay with my PS3 for at least 2 more years. I still need to play a few HD trilogies, both Fallout games, upcoming games (GTA V, TLOU and DaS 2 etc...), Silent Hill: Downpour and much more. Although some of those games will give a temporary fix, longer ones such as both Fallout games should last me a long time.

In retrospective, this generation has been great for Sony regardless of their initial bumpy start. What began with MGS4 and Littlebigplanet, this generation has done Playstation well with the Uncharted trilogy and many more.

Let's hope that the next gen succeeds this generation well and doesn't repeat mistakes we've seen devs make during the course of this generation (EG: Skyrim's "state", poor ports, yearly releases and downright cruel DLC tactics).

Long Live Play,
bring on the PS4.
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clintagious650  +   767d ago
If it aint for ff versus i hope your plane crashes lol just kidding. effin hurry up & show sum new footage atleast.
Sevir  +   767d ago
Well, Next Generation is gonna start with a bang!
:) I'm teetering on the edge with anticipation. 1 more day!
Unlimax  +   767d ago
New York !? Wai-... Does That means a NEW PARASITE EVE GAME ..

If not .. give us an International release for Versus .

Edit : nevermimd he is Sonic games Director ᄀ_ᄀ" .
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Dno  +   767d ago
Whatever it is it ain't coming out for another ten years so who cares
tigertron  +   767d ago
Agni's Philosophy?
Double_Oh_Snap  +   767d ago
Bingo! If Nomura shows up besides to attend then it's going to get interesting real quick though.
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MasterCornholio  +   767d ago
Wow that tech demo was pretty impressive. Imagine if they announce a launch title for the PS4 that uses that engine it would surely blow anything that the Wii U is capable of out of the water.

I'm very excited for tomorrow

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hazelamy  +   767d ago
i don't know, what gaming related event could be happening in new york soon? ^_^

very interested to actually see what this event reveals, read nearly all the rumours, but no hard facts yet.
r21  +   767d ago
FFvs13?! Its just gotta be.
black911  +   767d ago
Whatever it is it better be Exclusive to PlayStation!
JohnnyAkiba  +   767d ago
FFXIII-4 just for trolling. xD
Cocozero  +   767d ago
If Wada is not there don't expect a new game
Ripsta7th  +   767d ago
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uuaschbaer  +   767d ago
Daxxarri lays it out in an elaborate post here: http://us.battle.net/wow/en...
Ripsta7th  +   767d ago
Thank You very much, quick response :)
user9841288  +   767d ago
so much hype for the event. I bet this site has nothing but troll sony articles after though. You guys ready to pointlessly fight about nerdy crap?! I KNOW I AM!!
wishingW3L  +   767d ago
FFvs moved to PS4 I tell you. Vita had FFX at the end of its stream presentation and PS4 will have FFvs at the end of the conference with The Last Guardian too. Hashimoto was tweeting a bottle of perfume called Noctis, why dude that? Is he teasing FFvs? I think yes he was. ;)
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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   767d ago
I really do think it has been moved to the PS4. A week or two ago there was a rumor saying that it was and that FF15 and 16 have been in developement and that one of them is exclusive. The article was never submitted to N4G though. Although we may not see it tomorrow, we will see it soon, and it WILL be awesome.
CatXFlash  +   767d ago
EXITING!! Tomorrow will be a blast!!
Spiggz  +   767d ago
It's most likely going to be FFXIV on ps4, since the issues ffxiv had. It's been going through a extreme revamp. During the creation of the new engine for FFXiV, which was developed with luminous tech. It was Said it can be used to scale from one generation to another IE ps3 and ps4. So I feel that is most likely the case.
Tapani  +   767d ago
Yeah bring it on!!

FFXIV, FFXV (before Vs), The Last Guardian, Kindgom Hearts III and the next MGS game. Get those in the pipeline within a year from launch and I'm sold with millions of others.

All PS4 exclusives, of course.

Ohhh, I need to wake up...! :/
thirtyandnerdy  +   767d ago
I read this headline and got chills. Good good chills. Here's hoping tomorrow is epic!
NateCole  +   767d ago
Don't setup yourselves for disappointment guys. Most like he will just showcase their engine on PS4 showing all the improvements etc.
BLow  +   767d ago
Man, one thing I hate about today is that it's almost impossible to keep surprises. I really miss the old days sometimes. No wonder when something is announced it doesn't seem that big because everything gets leaked before anything happens. Next time I'm going to try my hardest to go into internet showdown mode so I will actually be surprised to see something. Oh well, still excited for tomorrow.
porkChop  +   767d ago
I think he'll most likely be showing the Luminous Studio (next gen engine) running on the PS4, and maybe even a scaled down version for the Vita. Maybe it won't just be a tech demo though, might even be an announcement of an actual game running on the engine.

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