This is good news or very good news depending on your stance: Square Enix veteran Tetsuya Nomura is no longer in charge of Final Fantasy XV, having switched his attention to Kingdom Hearts III. The Japanese publisher confirmed the news in addition to revealing a stunning trailer for the upcoming role-playing game over night. Check it out through here.
“In reviewing our development structure, we have decided to assign Hajime Tabata as the new director for Final Fantasy XV,” explained company gaffer Yosuke Matsuda. “Currently, Tabata and the entire development team are working, whole-heartedly, towards completing the production of Final Fantasy XV and ensuring the delivery of the highest quality Final Fantasy title to date.”
The executive continued: “We invite every one of our fans to view the fruits of our labour through Final Fantasy XV’s demo, and promise to present a game that further surpasses expectations when the finished product is released.” You’ll be able to, as previously rumoured, get that demo by purchasing Final Fantasy Type 0 HD in March.
According to the statement, Nomura primarily focused on character development and story concepts for Square Enix’s upcoming numbered sequel, so with that presumably all in place now – at least, that’s what we’re assuming – then his services probably aren’t needed anymore. Of course, this all means that the title’s finally on the home stretch. Only the eight years later, huh?