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.


Square Enix - 2 years ago

Next Active Time Report To Happen At Pax Prime

After a huge showing at Gamescom, it appears director Hajime Tabata will be holding another Active Time Report at this year's PAX Prime event in Seattle. Tabata will apparently be sharing some insights into Final Fantasy XV's latest trai...

Final Fantasy XV - 2 years ago

Final Fantasy XV Will Release Worldwide Simultaneously

During his stint at Gamescom, Final Fantasy XV's director Hajime Tabata revealed that Final Fantasy XV will have a simultaneous global release; a rarity when it comes to Square Enix's JRPGs. In an interview with ...

Final Fantasy XV - 2 years ago

Tabata: We Have A Clear Vision of What Final Fantasy XV Should Be

An interesting interview has just been released where Final Fantasy XV's director Hajime Tabata addresses the concern from fans over the handling of Final Fantasy XV. After discussing fans' current reservations regarding the development ...


Final Fantasy XV - 2 years ago

Tabata Talks Chocobos, Tonberries, Cities and Story With Famitsu

As director Hajime Tabata said it would be, Gamescom 2015 was a big show for Final Fantasy XV and in his latest interview with Famitsu Magazine, Tabata (and some of the wider team) reveals even more information regarding Final Fantasy XV's developmen...

Final Fantasy XV - 2 years ago

Tabata: Final Fantasy XV Will Release in 2016

Despite his frequent reminding that we wouldn't get a release date at this year's Gamescom, director Hajime Tabata seems quite eager to spill the beans regarding Final Fantasy XV's release date and now it's looking like it'll come out some time next ...

Final Fantasy XV - 2 years ago

Final Fantasy XV 'Dawn' Trailer Teaser Breakdown

Gamescom is starting soon and already Square Enix is prepping us for some Final Fantasy XV goodies that they'll be showing us during their presentation. One of which is a teaser for a new Final Fantasy XV trailer called "Dawn". Interesti...


Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Final Fantasy XV Live Demo To Appear At Gamescom 2015

Director Hajime Tabata has already stated that Gamescom will be a big show for Final Fantasy XV so it comes as no surprise that Square Enix will be presenting an on-stage live demo of the game at this year's event. This will start off a massive marketing campaign for the game...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

New Quest For Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae Patch

So incase you missed it, Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae is getting a patch update aptly named Episode Duscae 2.0. In this week's edition of Famitsu, director Hajime Tabata has listed many of the updates that fans can expect. - Guarding just before being hit by an enemy attack no...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Final Fantasy XV - Stella is No More

For those of you hoping for information regarding Final Fantasy XV's missing character Stella, it seems as though the team has now decided to give her character the axe in Final Fantasy XV according to the latest Active Time Report. This may come as a surprise to many fans who had...


Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - 3 years ago

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Confirmed for Steam Release

Remember yesterday when MSI allegedly let the cat out of the bag on Final Fantasy Type-0 HD's PC release? Well It turns out that this was all true thanks to a tweet on the @FF25th_JP account. This means there's over 10 Final Fantasy games are now on Steam which means hours...

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - 3 years ago

Rumor - Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Might Be Coming To PC

Someone at MSI might've let the cat out of the bag on this one. According to their news site, MSI will be demonstrating their GS60 laptop by running Final Fantasy Type-0 HD at MSI's booth at COMPUTEX TAIPEI, one of Asia's largest ICT trade shows. Of course no one has confirmed...

Square Enix - 3 years ago

Hajime Tabata's Next Active Time Report Titled 'Page 6.0'

If you've been chomping at the bit for more Final Fantasy XV news, hopefully your wait is almost over as the newest Active Time Report, "Page 6.0" has been announced and will appear early next month. The Active Time Report usually focuses on the progress of Hajime Tabata's team. With the...


Mobius Final Fantasy - 3 years ago

Mobius Final Fantasy Compatible With iPhone 5 and Up

Square Enix have revealed that their newest Japan exclusive mobile title, Mobius Final Fantasy is for the more recent versions of the iPhone and for Androids released in 2012 and up. The company has also announced that the game will be releasing on June 4th 2015 and have yet to state...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Final Fantasy XV - Episode Duscae 2.0 Coming Next Month

If you remember last month during Hajime Tabata's Active Time Report, the Final Fantasy XV director mentioned a possible update to Final Fantasy XV's Episode Duscae. Square Enix has actually now confirmed this to be true and it'll be coming out next month! The initial announcement was made on the company's...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Active Time Report FFXV Episode Duscae Feedback Special

Wonder how your answers in the Final Fantasy XV - Episode Duscae survey made a difference? Well in today's Active Time Report with Hajime Tabata, the crew discuss players' feedback head on and provide stats from each of the 3 regions the survey was conducted in; Japan, North America, and...


Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Play Final Fantasy XV - Episode Duscae? Tell Square Enix What You Think!

Many of you who have gotten first print copies of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD may have already played the little demo included, Final Fantasy XV - Episode Duscae. Time and time again director Hajime Tabata has stated that he will be asking fans for feedback. Well fans, now's your chance! The...

Final Fantasy Type-1 - 3 years ago

Square Enix Showcases Next Final Fantasy Type Game

During a recent event for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD that took place in Hong Kong, Square Enix has presented some interesting new concept art for the next possible Final Fantasy Type game, Final Fantasy Type-Next. Please if you do not wish to be spoiled, do not read any further! The concept art...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Many Features Will Be Withheld From Episode Duscae So As Not To Overwhelm Players

Many players want to know about all the different features that will be included in Final Fantasy XV's Episode Duscae. Director Hajime Tabata has stated that quite a lot of the features like equip-able armor will be withheld from the demo. This is not to upset fans in any way, but...