Following the announcement that the release date of “Final Fantasy XV” was pushed back to November instead of Sept. 30, the game’s director, Hajime Tabata, has come out to address some of the questions and issues about the delayed game, and he also hinted about what’s next for him and the team behind the highly anticipated video game.
Apparently, when asked about the possibility of giving “Final Fantasy XV’s” protagonist Noctis a trilogy, Tabata answered that Square Enix does not have any plans pertaining to this, though it is a good call for when talking about the business side of things, GameZone has learned, citing Gamespot’s interview with Tabata as source.
Tabata also admitted that they just want to relish the game once it is out, for many people have waited for the realization of this project. To be exact, it took 11 years for the developing team to work on “Final Fantasy XV.”
Because of the incredible amount of work they have allotted to making “Final Fantasy XV,” Tabata said that they would most likely use the upcoming game’s framework on their future projects. In saying so, Tabata may have suggested that they will move on from the franchise once the delayed game is out.
"In terms of what we want to do with the technology, we want to use that technological foundation that we've built up with Final Fantasy XV and move on to do something completely new using that knowhow and that base. We're going to look into new directions with it." Tabata told Gamespot.
Meanwhile to answer the question why Square Enix decided to delay “Final Fantasy XV” for two more months, Tabata divulged to IGN that the delay is necessary in order for them to ensure that what players will get when the video game arrives is the most polished version with the hefty day one patch already included.
“Originally I was thinking it would be okay and we could put all of the extra updates into a day-one patch. But at that point I learned there are maybe a lot of people out there who play in an offline environment and don’t have internet. When I found that out, thinking about it again, I’m glad I didn’t make that decision,” Tabata said.
In related news, while the release date for “Final Fantasy XV” has been moved, the game’s animated spinoffs, “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV” and “Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV,” are still slated for release on Aug. 30, according to Time.
“Brotherhood” is the original animation series for “Final Fantasy XV.” On the other hand, Kingsglaive” is the two-hour promotional film for the video game. It stars Aaron Paul, Sean Bean and Lena Headey as voice actors. Unfortunately, despite the presence of these actors in the film, it premiered in New York City on Thursday to bad reviews from critics.
The Hollywood Reporter was not even forgiving when it criticized the movie for its lack of human interest and satisfying action. The entertainment news hub also pointed out the shortcomings of the CG work done to the film, citing the awkward movement of the lips of the characters as a clear proof to this claim.