Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata leaves Square Enix, deleted the new DLC
Bad news for fans of Final Fantasy XV, which is expected to be announced a few new succulent on the future of the title, but unfortunately, during the Special Program, the Global Brand Director Akio Ofuji has release some news really shocking for the fans.
Recall that Square Enix was about to make 4 new DLC for Final Fantasy XV during the spring of 2019, which would have been focused on Noctis, Aranea, Lunafreya and Ardyn. Unfortunately, however, these additional contents will never see the light, since it was officially announced that have been deleted in the DLC Episodes Noctis, Episode Lunafreya and Episode Aranea.
Ofuji has declared that after a “change of direction” took place inside of Square Enix, the company has reviewed these projects are linked to the universe of Final Fantasy XV, and has decided to cancel the production of the three additional content mentioned above. The team working on their development “regrets” not to be able to carry to term and, therefore, not to be able to publish DLC that were so expected by fans, but hope that they can at least appreciate the Episode Ardyn, who is still in the phase of processing and which will see the light in march 2019.
As for this “change of direction” of Square Enix, it was also revealed during the live stream that Hajime Tabata has left Square Enix. This is really a change of direction is very important, because Tabata was the Game Director of Final Fantasy XV, and was also capodel team to work on its DLC. In addition to Square Enix's Hajime Tabata has also left Luminous Productions, giving life to a company all its own. Tabata spoke about his decision in a letter, of which we propose a translation into Italian here:
To all those who are watching this program: hello, this is Tabata.
It has been almost two whole years since the release of FFXV. I think honestly that the reason we were able to get so far be all of you, loyal fans. Thank you from the deepest of my heart.
Today, I have to do a personal ad to all of you. I, Hajime Tabata, rassegnerò my resignation from Luminous Productions and Square Enix Group since 31 October 2018.
I have made many experiences during the time spent at Square Enix. Every title in which I took part, it means a lot to me. However, FFXV remains a special case, since it was a special project for me, which involved me completely. Therefore, I have decided to take this opportunity to officially announce my farewell to FFXV to all the fans who have supported the title all over the world.
In regards to my projects, next and future, I have a project that I sincerely hope to complete as my new challenge after FFXV. For this reason, I decided to leave my current position and to give life to my own business, to be able to reach my goals.
Because the production of Episode Ardyn not stop and Luminous Productions is working on new projects, I felt that the time had come for me to leave the baton to the group of the new generation of colleagues, talented and worthy of confidence, and I think that will create something amazing.
From this day forward, I will be cheering perSquare Enix and Luminous Productions, and them I will argue with all of you, the fans. I would like to thank all those who continue to support FFXV, and those who have supported me personally.
With regard to Luminous Productions, at the moment we know that he is at work on a “new title AAA” for Square Enix, and Ofuji has declared that the cancellation of the new DLC for Final Fantasy XV means that it will be available more resources, which may, therefore, be focused on the completion and publication of this mysterious game.
You can find the full footage of the live we talked about in this article below:
Final Fantasy XV is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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