Final Fantasy XV Director Discussed With Hironobu Sakaguchi How to Grab Both Action and Turn-Based Fans

on August 12, 2015 6:32 AM

While the original Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi isn’t involved in the development of the series anymore, this doesn’t mean that he doesn’t provide feedback. Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata revealed at Gamescom that he had a chat with his veteran colleague about Episode Duscae and the future game.

Tabata-san explained that Sakaguchi-san asked him how he’s going to please both the fans of action-based games and turn-based games. Sakaguchi-san played Episode Duscae, and the two directors discussed about it afterwards. During the discussion, the original creator of Final Fantasy mentioned that he likes the game, and it’s very well done, but the current system is going to be a hard sell for those people who only play turn-based games.

Tabata-san told Sakaguchi-san his opinion, and what he thinks should be done about it. He also got some advice from him, and he came up with a solid plan. He thinks he finalized what he’s going to attempt to solve the problem and please both kinds of fans. He’s quite confident about it and he thinks he feels he’s going to manage in the task. That said, he’s not going to reveal his solution just yet.

Enormous tease aside, I’m definitely curious to see what Tabata-san came up with. We’ll have to wait and see, but given the depth of the problem, color me intrigued.

 /  Executive News Editor
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