Did Tetsuya Nomura not want to leave Final Fantasy XV

"Eight years ago it was announced that Tetsuya Nomura was going to create his dream Final Fantasy project (Final Fantasy Versus XIII), but as of Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2014 it was announced that Tetsuya Nomura is no longer leading up the project. At first fans were terrified, but then it was announced he would be moving on to work on Kingdom Hearts 3, with that many fans assumed he had moved on after having laid down the ground work for Final Fantasy XV so he could work on another project.

The thing is, that seems to be wrong. It in fact seems as if Square Enix removed Nomura from the game without his full consent, or at least a similar situation as that. Now I know many people are probably thinking that this sounds odd being that this game was touted as Nomuras for so long, but just stick with me for a minute."

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MrSwankSinatra1454d ago

Reading this, the only thing one can hope for is that in the end both FFXV & KH3 end up being good games.

KingKelloggTheWH1454d ago

I think KH3 is mostly safe, Im more skeptical about XV though, with the new leadership and all. I hope it turns out well and we get everything we were promised.

vishmarx1454d ago

i dunno, the old leadership wasnt very convincing when they released a snippet every 3 years.
now were getting monthly updates.
next one is in a couple of days

kingdom181453d ago

First things first, get rid of that crappy auto-attack/dodge button immediately.

Magicite1454d ago

They cannot afford another FF13 fiasco.

GoBySanchez1454d ago

Good riddance. Guy's a complete hack and would have ruined FFXV with his disgusting storytelling. He's primarily responsible for Square's downfall in quality.

- Sanchez

elninels1452d ago

"primarily responsible for Square's downfall in quality."

Please do explain.

Taislin1454d ago

Nomura dreamt too high. Tabata is a doer. I'm glad that the story and world and mythos were well established and written by a dreamer, but what the game needed was a doer, and since Tabata moved in two years ago things have realy been looking good, transparent and honest. I wish Nomura the best in KH3, and Tabata as well in his new project.

EdoubleD1454d ago

That's a good way of looking at it, I agree

PaleMoonDeath1454d ago

Never thought of it that way, you're spot on mate.

Adrian_v011453d ago

I agree that the dev time was taking too long under Nomura, but I don't agree with your perspective. Let a dreamer dream his dream, it's a new world that's being created with much dedication. They could have given Tabata the chance to make a FFXV, but they didn't have to take Nomura's world and idea away from him and allow someone else to change it.

Taislin1452d ago

But the main story remains unchanged, so it's technically still Nomura' story.

Roccetarius1454d ago (Edited 1454d ago )

I think Nomura was removed from XV 2 years ago, so the new director has had some time to do damage already. Either way, the company is still stuck in the old way of things, so they still have some catching up to do.

jambola1452d ago

As far as i know Tabata came in 2 yeas ago, but Nomura was still around too.

LightofDarkness1454d ago

It's obvious that Nomura couldn't get anymomentum with this project. And after working on it so long, my suspicion is that he simply became burnt out on it. I'm sure he didn't want to leave it, but I am almost positive it was for the best.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1453d ago

As much as I respect Nomura for all the things he's done. There's gotta be someone to keep a leash on him. 8+ years of development is just not acceptable anymore. These companies need 10 mil+ sales with that sort of dev time. And sadly with how ff13 did, people won't buy thing game just because they are convinced i'll be shit too.

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