Final Fantasy 15 director feels 'pressure of PS4 development'

It’s a been a long time coming, but Final Fantasy 15 is almost here. Well, it's not too far away... Perhaps this explains why director Hajime Tabata has admitted there is plenty of pressure for the game to succeed. Previously working on PSP only titles Before Crisis and Crisis Core as well as Final Fantasy Type-0, Habata understandably has a lot on his shoulders with the new-gen only title.

“Well, the amount of money that the company invests in projects for the PS4 is completely different to those for the PSP, so I can certainly feel a difference in the anxiousness from higher management!,” Hajime Tabata told Official PlayStation Magazine with a laugh.

The new issue of Official PlayStation Magazine is out on Friday, March 13th and has over 40 pages covering Final Fantasy with an Amano art book and a 20 page FFXV hands-on cover story where they’re not only calling it “the best Final Fantasy in generations” but also the “most ambitious RPG ever made”.

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krouse933328d ago (Edited 3328d ago )

Good! Pressure to make a great game I hope!


Here Are The Games Leaving PS Plus Extra & Premium In May 2024

Here are the games that will be leaving the Extra and Premium tiers of the PS Plus subscription service in the month of May, 2024.

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gold_drake4d ago

crazy, glad i own the ones i wanted to revisit and play

ChasterMies3d ago

Absolver Downfall
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy X | X-2
Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
How To Survive 2
I Am Dead
Last Stop
Moster Jam Steel Titans 2
My Friend Pedro
Sundered Eldritch Edition
The Artful Escape
The Messenger
This Is The Police
This Is The Police 2
World of Final Fantasy

Asterphoenix3d ago

Glad that I absolutely can't stand subscription services.

Petebloodyonion3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

I don't recall Sony forcing you to subscribe like nobody forced you to go to Blockbuster to rent games instead of buying them.

SonyStyled3d ago

Pay-per-view was almost cheaper than the cost of gas and rental fee from Blockbuster. Blockbuster doesn’t exist today. Are you being sarcastic?


Final Fantasy XV Review – A Royal Road Trip

Gary Green said: With my fondness for (most) Final Fantasy games and my side goal of finishing off games in my collection with loose ends, a return to Final Fantasy XV seemed inevitable. It also serves as my third Final Fantasy platinum trophy after VII and VIII, a reasonable substitute since Final Fantasy IX is nigh on impossible to master.

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Final Fantasy 15 director reveals why he left Square Enix, and announces he's working on 2 new JRPGs

Final Fantasy 15's director has revealed why he left Square Enix back in 2018.

Hajime Tabata famously resigned from Square Enix two years after Final Fantasy 15 shipped in 2016. In a special livestream at the time, Tabata announced his decision to resign from the company, cancelling three of four new story-focused DLC episodes for Final Fantasy 15 in the process.

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Knightofelemia135d ago

FF15 is like FF13 its subjective people either like it or hate it.

raWfodog135d ago

I liked it. I haven’t played the royale edition yet but I’ll get around to it one day.

gold_drake135d ago

no no, 15 wasnt trash.

15 had a tremendous difficult development.

FinalFantasyFanatic134d ago

I really believe 13 was better put together and more complete than 15 ever was.

EternalTitan135d ago

Found the pathetic troll.
How is your jobless life going?
Dot worry, you will never get a job or a girlfriend haha!

Hofstaderman135d ago

Man inherited a train wreck and was expected to release this game in under two years after it spent a better part of a decade in development hell. At one point there was even plans to make FFXIII Versus a musical. He did what he could.

TheColbertinator135d ago

I didn't care much for XV and I always wanted the original vision of Versus XIII but I think the dev team did what they could to salvage the project

Inverno135d ago

And yet people still blame him for the game turning out the way it did, rather than SE for the horrible mismanagement of 13 and Namura for being overly ambitious.

Dwarrior135d ago

Whatever the behind-the-scenes went on over the many years, at the end of the day it was a radical change in direction that I could not go along with. Also why I never bought 16.

gold_drake135d ago

this is also why Sakaguchi (spelling) left.