Hajime Tabata quits Square Enix, multiple DLC episodes for FFXV cancelled

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    Shortly after Square Enix announced major losses due to their subsidiary Luminous Productions, another important announcement was made. The studio's head, and director of Square Enix titles such as The Third Birthday, Crisis Core: FFVII, and Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata, stated that he had resigned from both Square Enix and Luminous Productions. He plans to go on to create his own company, and already has a project that he'll be working on in the future. Due to the resignation, three of the four planned Final Fantasy XV DLC side stories will be cancelled. Episodes Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis will no longer be in development, while Episode Ardyn is still scheduled for a March 2019 release date.


    Tabata was part of Square Enix since his employment there in 2004, where he worked on his first project, Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII. Additionally, the multiplayer standalone DLC Comrades is still on track, and slated for a release on December 12, for $9.99.

     
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  1. Digs

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    Tshhhhhh, ouch. That really sucks, totes enjoyed FFXV a lot and was all around happy about their recent DLCs. =[
     
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    Wow, this really hits hard. I loved every bit of FFXV and its DLCs, and I was looking forward to the new ones a lot. I always felt that the sheer amount of hate he got was ludicrous, but I digress. Best wishes to him in his new ventures.
     
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    Somewhere, over there!
    .... It's the beginning of the end....
     
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    wtf guys
    tempers usually complains about ''incomplete game with dlc...''
    now yall saying youll miss their dlc


    personally the only franchise of Square Enix i play is the reboot of Tomb Raider
    so i guess it wont affect me, right?
     
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  5. Snugglevixen

    Snugglevixen Fox Princess

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    Gotta question why he left before finishing the DLC though. Perhaps he left because SE decided to cancel and it upset him?
     
  6. gameboy

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    WTF, they still planned more. wasnt there a 'complete' version? didnt nobody buy the movie?

    FF15 is a b.s. game, worst Final Fantasy made
     
  7. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

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    Can't wait to see this new project and company.

    lol So dramatic. OK, they may have lost someone great, but they still have talented people.

    Must have been some great dlc. lol

    Idk either.
     
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  8. Reploid

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    #letff15die
     
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  9. Bladexdsl

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    good the less FF the better they can start focusing on more better franchises like dragonquest and grandia and maybe even resurrect saga frontier.
     
  10. gameboy

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    grandia was not square or enix
     
  11. mario5555

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    If it wasn't for him the game wouldn't have been completed, let alone pretty good irregardless of the cluster-**** Nomura left it in when it was still known as Versus XIII.

    Honestly this wasn't a game that NEEDED DLC (at least paid DLC), it's a shame it couldn't have been feature complete (story wise) when released. As it was, I enjoyed it, took the time to get a platinum (which I never do) and immersed myself in the game lore. (I think I played it and LoZ: BotW back to back)

    Seriously....!?!

    FF XIII trilogy says "hi" ;-P
     
  12. Ritsuki

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    Isn't Grandia kind of dead already? Grandia II is one of my all time favorite RPGs but to be honest I haven't heard about the franchise for a while.
     
  13. ssrpgvita

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    thank god this game was utter freaking trash.
    the development hell it went thru ,it wasnt even final fantasy it was movie if that
    square is doing this with each new game .

    They might as well go into movie making with all cgis realistic graphics they do.
    This is why it takes them decade make game .
    They got design beautiful world where noone gives crap about it ,cuz combat is not there so its non immersive as hell
     
  14. gameboy

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    they tried, The Spirit Within, it bombed
     
  15. leafeon34

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    Ouch. I was never going to play this game but it still sucks to find out it’ll be left unfinished.
     
  16. XrosBlader821

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    I guess this explains the 33 million loss headline from before.
    I feel bad for everyone who was looking forward to the DLC but at the same time... it's been 2 years since FF15 released. Let the game go already.


    Grandia is developed by Game Arts, not SE and we are getting a HD remaster of the first two games on the Switch & Steam soon.
     
  17. Sinful Shadow

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    damn that really sucks
     
  18. FutureAudio

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    If you hadn't said SaGa I would've been sad... I hope they make a cg saga action movie

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    Kingsglaive and the advent children blu ray are pretty successful. Although one is originally a straight to dvd.
     
  19. gameboy

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    ff13 trilogy was much better in gameplay and story. Kingsglaive meant nothing because FF15 is just an incomplete concept and Advent Children didnt have closure.

    AND THIS..
     
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