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Final Fantasy XV Team Focusing On Effort And Willpower In 2016

Final Fantasy XV Team Focusing On Effort And Willpower In 2016

Written by Lauren — 02 Jan 2016

As 2015 comes to a close, we've now reached the 10 year mark for Final Fantasy XV's development from its beginnings as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. In honor of the New Year, director Hajime Tabata has released a message to fans regarding the team's hopes for the new year.

Within the message, he vows that the team are doing their best to make the game something that not only they can be proud of, but that we will treasure. As for development, Tabata states that they've moved from a phase of wisdom and strength to one of effort and willpower.

Final Fantasy XV will release at some point in 2016. We'll keep you posted on any updates in the meantime. You can read Tabata's full message below:

Happy New Year!

We will finally release FFXV this year, in 2016! In development, previous phases required wisdom and strength. However, moving forward the final phase will focus on effort and willpower.

I vow to you all that every member in the team will do their best to the very last possible moment taking responsibility and pride in their craft.

We will do everything we can do to finish FFXV to create an experience we are incredibly proud of and one that you will enjoy and treasure.

The whole FFXV team appreciates all of the support from each and everyone one of you this past year.
I cannot tell you how much it means to all of us.

We’d like to celebrate a wonderful New Year and as we approach the release of FFXV, I’d like to enjoy that moment with you all.



Director of FFXV,
Hajime Tabata



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