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Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata Challenges Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata Challenges Final Fantasy VII

Written by Lauren — 09 Mar 2016

Final Fantasy VII is arguably one of the biggest Final Fantasy games in the series and in a recent interview, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata states that he is hoping to achieve a similar impact with XV.

In the April edition of Game Informer magazine, Tabata states, "FFVII sets a very high goal for us, but it serves as a good goal. It brought in new audiences, sales, and more."

Along with that Tabata stated that he hopes to leave fans crying at the ending of the game or with some other powerful feeling.

"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."

With Tabata's track record of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, it's definitely likely that Tabata will be able to make us all cry once again, however, do you think that XV has the potential to have a similar impact to Final Fantasy VII?

The full interview with Hajime Tabata can be read in the April edition of Game Informer magazine.


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