Hajime Tabata Talks Challenges And Thanks Supporters With New Year’s Greeting

Last year was a big year for former Square Enix director Hajime Tabata who is looking to take on bigger challenges this year with his newly established company JP Games. The Final Fantasy XV director shared a New Year’s message for the fans.

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Here’s the full message from Hajime Tabata:


Happy New Year Everybody!

In 2018, I was blessed with the support of so many people.At the same time, I realize I may have inconvenienced others in the interim. I’d like to take this time to apologize for any disturbances I may have caused last year. And to those who offered me their support throughout this time: please allow me to express my heartfelt gratitude to you once again.

This year, for starters, I will be committed to seriously updating the latest version of my “self.” I will prioritize my time to meeting with and learning a great deal of things from people whom I didn’t quite get a chance to meet before, as well as those whom I will be meeting for the very first time. And once my personal update is complete, I’m going to dive vigorously into my new work at hand.

I was deeply moved by the large number of people whom relentlessly showed their support for my endeavors, even though I had just recently resigned from my post at the big company. So again, I would like to thank all of you so very much. I promise I will do my best to meet your expectations.

Lastly, I truly want to thank each and everyone of you for posting kind comments on my behalf. I’m extremely honored—and needless to say—receiving so much power from your words.
There have been so many messages sent my way, so please forgive me for not being able to read all of them yet. I will take my time to read each and every one of them, little by little.

So all of that being said—I ask for your continued support in 2019! I hope this New Year turns out to be a fantastic one for all of you as well.

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