Today Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata walked on stage at the ceremony for the annual PlayStation Awards at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo to receive two prizes, a User’s Choice Award and a Platinum Award for selling over a million copies on PS4 in Japan and Asia.
Following the receipt of the Platinum Awards, Tabata-san (who was funnily made to wear a jacket for the occasion after receiving the User’s Choice Award in his usual casual wear) made an interesting acceptance speech, talking about the game and the future.
“With the Platinum Prize and before the User’s Choice Award, we have received two wonderful awards. It’s a great honor. I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to all the users of Final Fantasy XV, all of you involved with PlayStation and everyone in the industry. Final Fantasy XV has three aspects: one is Final Fantasy XV the cutting-edge role-playing game. Then the user content of FFXV. Lastly, Final Fantasy XV as a continued service.
Final Fantasy XV has reached the one-year mark yesterday, and even today many users are still enjoying and playing the game. There are times when people criticize FFXV, so I don’t say that it will receive a 100% mark, but I think we were able to create a wonderful title.
However, times are changing and evolving. So together with our beloved PlayStation, I hope we can pursue a future game.”
At the moment, we don’t know what future games Tabata-san is talking about, and if there are already projects in place, or it’s just about something coming in the future. That being said, it’s certainly interesting.
Tabata-san’s team is now working on delivering the Episode Ignis story DLC, and a rather sizable Anniversary Update that will let the player swap characters in battle. They’re also working actively on the Comrades multiplayer expansion.
The game is currently available for PS4 and Xbox One and will launch for PC on Steam in early 2018. If you want to learn more, you can our recent interview with Tabata-san himself and our full review from last year.