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'Final Fantasy XV' Director Heads New Square Enix Studio In Japan, Better AAA Titles On The Way

by April DR / Apr 02, 2018 11:53 PM EDT
A new Square Enix studio based in Japan will develop new AAA titles and bring better game content to people all over the world. Photo by: Final Fantasy XV / Facebook

A new Square Enix studio based in Japan will develop new AAA titles and bring better game content to people all over the world. 

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has been appointed as the COO and studio head of the new studio, Luminous Productions. The studio is comprised of the developers from the Final Fantasy XV team. 

With the new studio, it aims to "create new intellectual properties alongside our existing studios," according to the statement released on the studio's official website. The website also detailed their projects. 

"Imagination has no limits. Boundaries can be pushed. An obsessive drive to turn ideas into reality. The future of imagination belongs here," an excerpt from their message. 

Final Fantasy 15 was released late 2016 and fans are curious to know Tabata's future plans. During last year's Gamescom, the director told Polygon that he was interested in working on something completely different for a Final Fantasy XV follow-up. 

"The next project I want to do is a completely new IP. I think it's gonna be a very large-scale project based around everything we learned and developed for Final Fantasy 15," he said. 

The newly-expanded Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition has just launched on PS4 and Xbox One. 

It looks like its studio making season as Ubisoft has also recently announced two new international studios - one in Mumbai and one in Odesa. The India-based studio is the company's second in the country and will focus on working on AAA games. On the other hand, the new Ukrainian studio will also focus on AAA game development. The new studio in Odesa will also be the company's second Ukrainian studio with the first one in Kiev. 

With all of these new studios coming up, gamers are up for better gaming experiences and more innovative stories. Even though there won't be a new Final Fantasy title anytime soon, we certainly trust that Tabata will come up with something that will blow our minds. 

With that being said, let's keep our eyes peeled for the latest updates. 

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