Final Fantasy Director Wants To Develop New I.P. For "Seniors"

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Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy Type-0 and co-director on Final Fantasy XV, says his future goal is to develop new IP aimed at “seniors”. Tabata’s comment made an appearance in Square Enix’s latest annual report.


“My aim for the projects centering on Final Fantasy XV is to achieve the highest-acclaimed, highest-profitable installment in the Final Fantasy series,” Tabata says to Square Enix shareholders. “With this goal in mind, I would appreciate your continuous support.”


He continues, “Going forward, as a creator I would like to develop new IPs for seniors. I will create games that would thoroughly satisfy myself as I get older.”


“Also, as a leader, I want to establish a strong production studio with an open, flexible atmosphere that constantly delivers excitement to shareholders, employees, the game industry and users—a studio with the capacity to consolidate the Group’s capabilities and play the best match at the forefront of the industry.”


“On this journey, the support of shareholders would be very much appreciated.”


Image courtesy Square Enix.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.