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 - 7 days 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...

Final Fantasy XV - 12 days 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....

Final Fantasy XV - 14 days 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 ...


Final Fantasy XV - 14 days 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 da...

Final Fantasy XV - 27 days 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 comm...

Final Fantasy XV - 1 month 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 Fan...

- 2 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 - 8 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 11 months 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...


Final Fantasy XV - 11 months ago

Final Fantasy XV Release Date Was Known Internally Over 2 Years Ago

We have only just found out the release date for Final Fantasy XV, but according to Hajime Tabata, they have been internally working towards that date for quite some time now. In fact, it was the first decision he made when he became the game's director. This new information comes from...

Final Fantasy XV - 11 months ago

Great News! More Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Collector's Editions Could Be Inbound

Great news for those who weren't able to pick up one of the 30,000 Ultimate Collector's Editions of Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix are thinking about making more of them available. Despite being one of the last announcements to come out of Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, and despite having a rather...

Final Fantasy XV - 11 months ago

Tabata Aware of 'Big Call' For Final Fantasy XV on PC

Despite the huge clamour for Final Fantasy XV to appear on PC, no concrete information has been forthcoming as to when, or if we will even see Final Fantasy XV arrive on PC. However, during Uncovered: Final Fantasy Xv Hajime Tabata did at least acknowledge the voice of the community. When...


Final Fantasy XV - 11 months ago

Tabata: Final Fantasy XV Has To Sell 10 Million Copies Worldwide

During a press conference earlier today, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata stated that Final Fantasy XV needs to sell 10 million copies over its entire life span in order for it to be deemed a financial success. It's a pretty lofty goal. 10 million copies means it would need to...

Final Fantasy XV - 11 months ago

Final Fantasy XV Reversal: Cactuars Will Now Appear!

Ahead of the big Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV taking place next week, Director Hajime Tabata took part in a NicoNico Livestream by Famitsu and shared some interesting details relating to the game's main campaign as well as additional pieces of content the team has been working on. One of the main...

Final Fantasy XV - 11 months ago

Final Fantasy XV Adding Support For Multiple Languages

After seeing the passion from fans in numerous markets around the world Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has declared that numerous new localisation options will be added to the game, including the localisation into Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese for the first time at launch in the franchise's...