Luminous Productions appoints Final Fantasy XV lead programmer Takeshi Aramaki as studio head

Square Enix has appointed Takesi Aramaki as the new studio head of Luminous Productions following Hajime Tabata’s departure, the company announced.

In early November, Tabata announced that he left both Luminous Productions and Square Enix as of October 31.

Aramaki was the lead programmer on Final Fantasy XV, and also led the development of the PC version.

Luminous Productions is currently focused on the development of “large-scale, high-quality AAA game titles.” While further information has not been announced, the LinkedIn profile for a character modeler at the studio mentioned a “new AAA title for PS5.”

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kevnb1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

I feel like Final Fantasy xv was well made, but the actual game design was horrible.

DevilHunterDante1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

Nope horrible story-telling and writing, bland boring side characters with no backstory, mindless gameplay (hold down circle) and an empty, sparse open world etc. and the list goes on.

Its mediocre at best for me, it's possible to find some fun in it though.

I do think it had a lot of potential, I liked the premise.

kevnb1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

Story telling in writing is almost always bad in games, but the gameplay is what was really flat. How are boss battles any fun if you still just mostly hold down a button?