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 - 3 years ago

Director Hajime Tabata Takes To The Official Final Fantasy XV Forums

As promised, Final Fantasy XV's director Hajime Tabata has taken to the official Final Fantasy XV forums answer fan questions and his fist post focuses on weapon switching within the game. Weapons will not be automatically changed and w...

Square Enix - 3 years ago

Tokyo Game Show English Version Released With Some Clarifications

Although Tokyo Game Show happened a week ago, the English version of the Active Time Report has released today offering fans a bit more information on what director Hajime Tabata had to say about certain things. Here's a handy dandy guide to help you...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Final Fantasy XV: Gilgamesh Maybe Out, But Someone Else Is In

Although the initally the reports regarding Gilgamesh's omission from Final Fantasy XV were quite negative, in the Tokyo Game Show Active Time Report, director Hajime Tabata mentions that there's another character in his place. S...


Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Director Hajime Tabata Discusses Fish, Music, and Luna in Latest TGS Interview

Now that Tokyo Game Show is over, Japanese publications are now releasing their interviews with Final Fantasy director Hajime Tabata which means we're getting even more information on the game's story and an expansion on the items discussed in the la...

Square Enix - 3 years ago

Tokyo Game Show 2015: Active Time Report Round-Up

We've had a flurry of information coming out of Square Enix at Tokyo Game Show 2015, with plenty of announcements relating to Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts and even some additional properties such as Project Setsuna. One of the stand-outs, of course,...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Final Fantasy XV At Pax Prime 2015 - Release Date Coming March 2016

As hinted at Gamescom 2015, Tabata has revealed that they will be announcing the release date for Final Fantasy XV at a special ev...


Final Fantasy XV - 3 years ago

Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy XIV Will Be At Pax Prime This Weekend

Pax Prime 2015 is already underway this weekend and Final Fantasy fans are in for a real treat with another Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report along with a Final Fantasy XIV special where sound director Masayoshi Soken and localization lead Michael-Christopher Koji will be discussing the game's lore and...

Square Enix - 3 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 trailer and he'll also talk a bit about the game's development. Also we...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 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 Gamespot, Tabata states, "This may be something that we are little bit embarrassed to talk about,...


Final Fantasy XV - 3 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 of Final Fantasy XV, Tabata had this to say: "I really do understand that there are people who...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 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 development. Here is a nice little breakdown of the interview,...

Final Fantasy XV - 3 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 year. "We can certainly say to people: it's not...


Final Fantasy XV - 3 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". Interestingly enough, Square Enix decided to use a gif as their...

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...