Final Fantasy XV Director Thanks the Fans in New Year Message, Promises to “Give Back” in 2017

on January 1, 2017 9:28 AM

Square Enix released a new year message from Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata, thanking the fans for the support they provided last year, and promising to “give back” in 2017 with DLC and free updates to the game, “to provide a long-lasting and even more enjoyable experience with FFXV for everyone.”

“Happy New Year!

In 2016, we were able to deliver FINAL FANTASY XV to everyone at long last.

We were able to accomplish the goals we set out to achieve, such as subtitles for 12 languages, 4 fully voiced languages, and a global simultaneous release date.

By creating a full CG movie, we provided a new experience of enjoying a movie and a game as a set to the world.

By creating and distributing a cell animation, we were able to realize a new way for everyone to get to know the game characters.

By releasing a mini-game as a mobile app, we were able to bridge the real world to the game world.

We, the FFXV team, were able to achieve these things because of the warm and strong support of our fans.

I have decided that 2017 is a year of giving back to everyone for their kindness.

There are many players enjoying FFXV in various ways, and nothing makes us happier than this.

To provide a long-lasting and even more enjoyable experience with FFXV for everyone, we will continue to update the game and release DLC.

We ask for your continued support for FINAL FANTASY XV in 2017.

Hajime Tabata”

I’m certainly curious to see what features will be added to Final Fantasy XV in 2017. Especially the multiplayer update piques my interest. Could Square Enix manage to nail something of the scale of Grand Theft Auto Online?

We’ll have to wait and see, but what we heard so far is certainly promising.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.