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 - 13 days 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...

- 1 month 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 off...

Final Fantasy XV - 7 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 s...


Final Fantasy XV - 7 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 p...

Final Fantasy XV - 8 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 Nozom...

Final Fantasy XV - 8 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 hav...

Final Fantasy XV - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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...

Final Fantasy XV - 11 months ago

Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata Challenges Final Fantasy VII

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...

Final Fantasy XV - 1 year ago

Final Fantasy XV Team Focusing On Effort And Willpower In 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...


Final Fantasy XV - 1 year ago

'A Moogle' Will Be In Final Fantasy XV, But It Won't Be Very Chatty

After all of the recent drama regarding Moogles in Final Fantasy XV, director Hajime Tabata has finally taken to Twitter to announce that 'a Moogle' will indeed be in the game, however, they won't be very "chatty". See ...

Final Fantasy XV - 1 year ago

Here's the Real Reason Final Fantasy XV's Cast Is Dressed In Black

Director Hajime Tabata is taking full advantage of the Official Forums for Final Fantasy XV and has added yet another little tid bit of information regarding the game and his choice to deck the characters out in black. According to Tabata, the outfits worn by the four leads are actually battle...

Final Fantasy XV - 1 year ago

New Final Fantasy XV Progress Videos Show Off Luminous Engine and More

Some awesome videos from Square Enix's event at CEDEC 2015 have been released showing off the Luminous Engine's capabilities as well as the massive attention to detail that the developers are currently working on. You can see things like the muscles moving in the Behemoth as it lurks around as well...