Square Enix announced at the last investor meeting that he had lost around $ 33 million due to Final Fantasy XV. Nearly all the additions published to the game were canceled, and the company's Hajime Tabata (Hajime Tabata) development manager left the company.
Final Fantasy XV has been developing for ten years. Initially, the Final Fantasy Versus XIII game is called and it was created on the Crystal Tools machine, used for the Final Fantasy XIII and MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV series. The project was published on E3 2006. He had to go on PlayStation 3. After 6 years of development, the game to Hajime Tabate passed by Tetsuya Nomura (Tetsuya Nomura, the creator of the Kingdom Hearts series and Final Fantasy character designer). Final Fantasy Versus XIII came into Final Fantasy XV, moved to a Luminous Engine and became universe, and the relief was transferred to the comfort of the new generation – Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
According to Final Fantasy XV many additions came out, including stories. A number was planned for 2019. But Square Enix announced that Episode Noctis, Episode Lunafreya and Episode Aranea have been canceled. However, Episode Ardyn is still coming out (in March 2019). Content is also being prepared for the Comrades multiplayer mode and the Final Fantasy XV collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV.
"It was almost two years since Final Fantasy XV was released, – said Hajime Tabata in his message. – – I really believe that the reason we could get so far in faithful supporters. I thank you by my heart. Today I have a personal announcement to all of you. I, Hajime Tabata, leave Luminous Productions and Enix Square Group … I was able to have a lot of experience when working in Square Enix. Every game that I have taken part in the development means much to me. However, Final Fantasy XV stands out of this group, as it is a special project for me. I'm going to break. So I decided to take this opportunity to officially announce my departure from Final Fantasy XV to all the supporters who supported the game around the world … I have another project in my work that I want to install as my her next after Final Fantasy XV. For this reason, I decided to leave the current situation and start my own business to achieve my goal … I would like to thank all those who continue to support Final Fantasy XV and those who personally supported me me. ".
Final Fantasy XV was released on November 29, 2016 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and on March 6, 2018 it appeared on the PC. In addition to the basic version, an alternative was released for mobile platforms: iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. Following that, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition was also for sale for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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