Hajime Tabata News

Hajime Tabata took over the directorial role on Final Fantasy XV from Tetsuya Nomura, but has also worked on numerous titles such as Final Fantasy Type-0, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.

You can find all his latest ramblings in the news here, with most of them being about Final Fantasy XV thanks to his Active Time Reports.


Final Fantasy XV - 22 days ago

Final Fantasy XV's Regalia is coming to Forza Horizon 3 on August 1st

Microsoft and Square Enix have announced that Final Fantasy XV's Regalia is coming to Forza Horizon 3 on August 1, 2017. The Regalia will be available as a free download for everyone who has played Forza Horizon 3 and/or Final Fantasy XV...

Final Fantasy XV - 24 days ago

Famitsu does another Best RPG Poll, FF featured heavily with comments from Tabata and Kitase

Famitsu commonly holds polls and in June 2017 they held one for Best RPGs. As usual, Final Fantasy featured heavily. The poll had more than 2,000 counted votes and Famitsu provided some of the comments from those who voted. They even got...

Final Fantasy XV - 1 month ago

FFXV director Hajime Tabata and Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda comment on A New Empire

Recently, the Epic Action developed and published game Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire launched worldwide. Now Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata, Square Enix president & CEO Yosuke Matsuda and MZ CEO Gabe Leydon have commented on the launch of ...


Final Fantasy XV - 5 months ago

FFXV Multiplayer beta revealed, Ardyn story expansion teased

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV has revealed in an interview with Italian website, Game Legends at Let's Play 2017 that a multiplayer beta for Final Fantasy XV will happen for the Comrades expansion. Keep in mind PlayStation Plus and ...

- 5 months ago

Tabata talks Versus XIII to XV, removing Stella, making Prompto more popular and more with USgamer

USgamer has spoken to Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Square Enix Business Division 2 in depth about the evolution from Versus XIII to XV. Tabata re-confirms he joined the project when it was being re-branded ...

Final Fantasy XV - 6 months ago

Hajime Tabata re-confirms he has no plans for a sequel to Final Fantasy XV

In an interview with Japanese website, Entertainment Station, Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV has re-confirmed he has no plans for a sequel to Final Fantasy XV. This is important now since all previously released Final Fa...

Final Fantasy XV - 6 months ago

Four FFXV GDC presentations to be held including one with Hajime Tabata

Square Enix has announced that Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Square Enix Business Division 2 will hold a GDC presentation on the game on March 1, 2017. Titled 'FINAL FANTASY: A Challenger Once Again' it will be held in Room 134, North Hall on March...

Final Fantasy XV - 6 months ago

BD2 thinking about Project Scorpio update for FFXV, looking into PC version, no plans for Switch ver

In an interview with DualShockers, Hajime Tabata the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Square Enix Business Division 2 has had some very interesting things to say. I've taken out some of the most interesting bits and you can read them below. DualShockers asked Tabata if he is already...

Final Fantasy XV - 6 months ago

70% of Final Fantasy XV team working on post-launch content, other 30% moved to other BDs

Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata has revealed to DualShockers what's become of the Final Fantasy XV team following its release on November 29, 2016. A massive 70% of the roughly 250 staff from the Final Fantasy XV team are still in Business Division 2, the Square Enix Japan studio behind...


Final Fantasy XV - 6 months ago

Final Fantasy XV broke even on day one

Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata has revealed to DualShockers that Final Fantasy XV broke even on the day of launch. Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy XV had surpassed 5 million copies shipped including digital sales on day one and followed that up with over 6 million in January. With that...

Final Fantasy XV - 7 months ago

Bestiary confirmed for Final Fantasy XV and pre-order DLC now available for purchase

In an interview with EntertainmentStation, Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV has revealed a bestiary is coming to Final Fantasy XV. He said there are plans and to please wait for further news. The bestiary has become a common feature in Final Fantasy games with one appearing in Final...

Final Fantasy XV - 7 months ago

Hajime Tabata teases great expansion for Final Fantasy XV

Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV and head of Square Enix Business Division 2 has revealed a new expansion is coming. In the latest issue of Famitsu Weekly magazine, Tabata said "I’m in the middle of working on Final Fantasy XV’s update. I’m also taking on the challenge...


- 8 months ago

Brayden joins the Final Fantasy Union team

Hey, I'm Brayden and I'm excited to announce I've joined the Final Fantasy Union team as a News Writer! I've been friends with Darryl and Lauren for about a year now after finding the Final Fantasy Union podcast. Just recently Darryl offered me the chance to join the team and I...

Final Fantasy XV - 1 year ago

Final Fantasy E3 2016 Recap: Regalia Type-F Airship, Nomura Talks, Final Fantasy XII Sequels + More

Now E3 has drawn to a close, it’s time to catch-up on any information you might have missed! That means I'm here again to get you up to date with all of the latest information from Final Fantasy XV and beyond. E3 certainly brought us some surprises – from A King’s...

Final Fantasy XV - 1 year ago

Tabata Talks Final Fantasy XV's DLC, Levelling, Framerates and More!

On the final day of E3 2016, Hajime Tabata (Director of Final Fantasy XV) took to the Square Enix Presents "stage" to answer some questions asked by fans around the world on Twitter, using the #AskFFXV hashtag! Sixteen questions were picked to be answered, and to make things interesting,...


Final Fantasy XV - 1 year ago

ATR Recap: Noctis Is 20 Years Old, Brotherhood Ep 2 Coming Soon, Plus Plenty More

It kind of flew under the radar a little, but there was an Active Time Report for Final Fantasy XV yesterday that focussed on the subject of community. Yes, Hajime Tabata was joined by Ofuji-san and the Japanese community managers Nozomi Mitsuoka and Yusuke Tajima as they looked to answer...

Final Fantasy XV - 1 year ago

Justice Monsters Five Delayed, Release Date To Be Announced At E3

For those of you chomping at the bit to play the new Final Fantasy XV minigame Justice Monsters Five, unfortunately you'll have to wait just a bit longer as the game has been delayed due to technical issues. Justice Monsters Five is the Final Fantasy XV pinball minigame which was announced...

Final Fantasy XV - 1 year ago

Footage of Final Fantasy XV's First Chapter Released

There has been a whole boat load of information relating to Final Fantasy XV released since Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV and it doesn't look like it's going to die down any time soon. The latest piece of content relates to the game's first chapter, specifically, footage has now been released...