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Director of Final Fantasy XV says his new project should start gearing up in 2018 By Raptorchan on November 25, 2017 at 8:48 PM

In a recent interview, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata talked briefly about his upcoming plans for 2018 for both FFXV and his new project.

“We’re planning something many fans have requested, and something you really wouldn’t be able to guess.” Tabata said when asked about future DLC for Final Fantasy XV. “We’re currently in the stage of solidifying the content of each one, while also reconstructing our development system. Rather than develop in a rush to put out several things in the year like we did this year, I think it is better for us to narrow down the content and develop more thoroughly than we have before.”

When asked about his new project, Tabata had said: “The plan is for the new project to shift into gear starting next year. I would also like to try to further expand what I worked on with Final Fantasy XV.”

According to an article published by Siliconera, Tabata mentioned in a previous interview that he would like to give players a Zelda: Breath of the Wild type experience with his next project, but has not discussed the topic since then.

Hopefully we will hear more about Tabata’s new project sometime in 2018.

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  • Vallen

    What everyone was asking for? Probably Ardyn DLC.
    What nobody will expect? Take your guess at the next gaming franchise collaboration with XV.
    Narrow down 2018’s DLC scope? Basically means less updates than in 2017 for FFXV.
    Cool stuff Tabby, lol.

  • Zero_mask

    I doubt this guy even more, did he just said that he doesn’t have a switch before? yet his vision for his next project would be similar feeling to “Zelda: Breath of the Wild”?

    talk about logic here tho, why he was assuming that “Zelda: Breath of the Wild” would be his next inspiration without playing or experiencing it in the first place? there is possibility that by the end of the day zleda wasnt for himself. Similar to when you bought games, then after couple of play thru, you didnt enjoying it and drop it halfway thru.

    TABATA is one of those topical guy you saw jumping on hype train simply because zelda BOTW was good in reviews. Tabata you hit a very red flag for someone who is Director like you. I doubt your next project would be good. considering FFXV was failed in direction.

  • Whatever. Show, don’t tell.

  • Dod

    “We’re planning something many fans have requested.”
    – A collaboration.
    “Something you really wouldn’t be able to guess.”
    – Ardyn was Ganondorf all along.

    Thanks Tab’, good night.

  • Codes McGodes

    BotW is also available for the Wii U. Also where in this does it say he doesn’t have a Switch?

    Not that I’m defending Tabata.

  • Codes McGodes

    What Nobody Would Expect:

    Episode: Cup Noodles confirmed.

  • Zero_mask

    search on net he was eager to get one switch by then acouple of weeks or month ago. coz the switch was always soldout in japan he says but tabata was esceptical to say it out loud coz he doesnt want the nintendo company take the time to deliver one in his name. thats what I read about. I hope he did have a full experience of Botw coz I heard it almost the same time I mean the news about Botw inspired game and the lucking of switch in his hand tho. who knows. still he was failed in FFXV might as well redeem him self this time around.

  • Miguel

    I can’t wait to see what it can be. Speculation is the best way for people to keep talking about. I truly wish this new expansion really can add a definite plus to make the FFXV story much more enriching to complete the whole experience even more!!! Seeing is believing ….now let’s wait anxiously for it!!!0.0

  • chizwoz

    What everyone asked for will either be Ardyn or Luna story DLC.

    I hope what no-one asked for (because they left it off the damn survey) is just making the second continent explorable. Doesn’t need to be as huge as the first. Just a more open area with sidequests.

  • Patrick Bateman

    “We’re currently in the stage of solidifying the content of each one, while also reconstructing our development system. Rather than develop in a rush to put out several things in the year like we did this year, I think it is better for us to narrow down the content and develop more thoroughly than we have before.”

    I like hearing that!

  • NoctLightCloud

    Ikr? I wanna explore Tenebrae.

  • NoctLightCloud

    “We’re planning something many fans have requested, and something you really wouldn’t be able to guess.” I would love a World of Versus expansion, but since that’s always the first thing that comes to my mind, it’s far from “something you really wouldn’t be able to guess”. My heart aches a bit… I want more story and areas.

  • He did say after he was done with FFXV he would like to work on a Type-0 sequel…

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    He is probably making Agni’s Philosophy

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    I think it is inside of this second continent

  • chizwoz

    Yep. Tenebrae definitely. They don’t even need to do proper open world. They could just do a medium sized area at each of the places the train stops. We know the first place in the desert was already mostly finished anyway.

  • chizwoz

    It turns out her philosophy was nihilism and wasn’t worth making.

  • Noneofyourbusiness

    You really wouldn’t be able to guess that they’ll actually give you what you want.

  • Vallen

    I think we’ll get Ardyn backstory. It seems people want it and SE knows we want it. As for the surprise, I have no clue.

  • Vallen

    Episode: Kenny the Crow

  • NoctLightCloud

    I prefer Ardyn over Luna, so that’s good to hear.

  • NoctLightCloud

    Ohhh♡ (need to insert loads of hearts here)♡♡ Hold on there, don’t give me such hopes. I’ve followed Versus religiously. My heart is too weak for that, noneofyou…wait, why is your name noneofyourbusiness?XD
    …Well, I guess that’s none of my business.

  • NoctLightCloud

    Yes exactly! I’d rather have smaller places packed with plenty of NPCs and things to explore than vast but completely empty areas. I loved Altissia, I wished there were more town. ;/ Like…Insomnia!

  • Noneofyourbusiness

    It was my first reaction to the computer asking me for my username.

    It does say “something many fans have requested, and something you really wouldn’t be able to guess.” Assuming those are two different things…

  • MajoraMan28

    That would be FFXVI. Please no more new FFs under his direction, please.
    FFXV will be excellent by the end of its service, but I disliked his approach in giving us chunks of the game, instead of launching the full game right from the start. Many people bash it bc they didn’t even want to return to a game that to them felt so incomplete.

  • chizwoz

    Insomnia would be hard to fit into the story though given that the beginning is fairly definitively set up already. It’d have to be a flashback or something.
    Tenebrae would work better. They could have it so they arrive before it gets attacked and you get to explore and do missions before that happens.

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    I don’t think he will direct FFXVI , I mean , did SE ever maked their director do two numered FFs at the same time?
    Probably Agni’s Philosophy will be directed by someone else or it will become some sort of spin-off directed by him , like Type-0 is a spin-off of XIII

  • Codes McGodes

    Insomnia could be added either as a flashback sequence, or if they brought Kingsglaive back into the game. I seriously doubt they will but gods what I would give for an Episode: Regis.

  • Games Das

    No,please just no.

  • Silver Amadeus

    They said already it would be nearly impossible to do Ardyn’s story for a dlc because it’s so vast in content, and even though they really, REALLY, want to, they said it would have to be made into a game for that to happen. They didn’t reject the idea, and was even excited about the thought, so I dunno if the dlc they’re talking about is Ardyn’s backstory

  • 4FFAN

    He said that his next project wouldn’t be Final Fantasy related. Pretty sure the Type-0 sequel is dead, for now at least.

  • •december

    HYPE!!!!!!

  • •december

    CAW KIDS

  • •december

    knew it

  • •december

    Less updates but more focussed
    so its win/win

  • MajoraMan28

    What makes you think Agni’s Philosophy isn’t FFXVI?
    Bc I can’t see it becoming a spinoff, and I can’t see Tabata at the project’s helm.

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    I don’t know if it’s FFXVI or not , I just think that is really unliked that he would direct two numered FFs in a row.
    I just think that , be FF16 or not , Agni’s Philosophy will become a full game someday.

  • Mehmed

    Thinking about it last Season pass had really 5 DLC’s
    3 Episodes, 1 Comrades and the. Other too are just one DLC in my opinion.
    Booster and Holiday Pack.

  • Mehmed

    And now there are 4 more DLC’s.

  • MajoraMan28

    That I’m sure. S-E never creates a character like that in detail to just be forgotten. Agni has appeared more than once for engine tests.
    And while I think that it may be unlikely today, since FF isn’t what it was like in the SNES days when the team was smaller and there were more established pros to helm the projects, the fact that FFXV is the best selling game in the franchise begs the question, if S-E would be willing to ask him to make something like it again.

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    Tabata confirmed he is starting a new ip with his Business Division and that was because of FFXV , but I don’t know if is Agni or not.
    Surely it will become a full-fledge game , but Agni could be pretty much FFXVI or merely a spin-off

  • chizwoz

    I don’t like flashbacks because it makes it harder for it to be continuous with the rest of the world. If they did Insomnia, I’d want them to do just an outer section of the city that was connected up to the hammerhead part of the map.

  • MajoraMan28

    Agreed, but I think the quality behind it is too great to be just a spinoff.

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    Indeed

  • •december

    …source?

  • Mehmed

    with today it has been reduced to 3… first one Ardyn

  • xXDibbs

    Calling it right now.

    2018 full production, 2020 – 2023 release or 2025 at the latest.

    Right now we have KH3 for 2018 probably, 3 parts of the FFVIIR so that covers 2019 to 2021.

    New Nier 2022? Or FFXVI? and then 2023 would be his new game.

    Hmm…..

    Food for thought.