In the April 2016 issue of Game Informer magazine, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata expressed that he hopes that the ending of the game will make players cry. He says fans who devote so much time playing the game deserve to get an emotional ending.
“I want to create a very emotional ending to the game and want to make as many people cry as possible,” he told Game Informer. “You’re spending so many hours playing the game, so when I finish a game and it ends on a sour note and it doesn’t move me, it gets me disappointed. At least make me cry or give me some emotion! I want to give a moving ending for the consumers who invest so much time.”
He later moved on to say that he also hopes that Final Fantasy XV will have a similar impact in the community that Final Fantasy VII had.
“There are some team members that were here for VII,” he said. “They’re taking on the challenge of trying to exceed that title once more, which is a great motivator for them. FFVII sets a very high goal for us, but it serves as a good goal. It brought in new audiences, sales, and more.”
Final Fantasy XV is due out sometime this year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The release date for the game will be announced on March 30th.
The April edition of Game Informer can be purchased here.