If among the big names in the videogame industry that of Hajime Tabata shouldn’t tell you anything, probably his last two GDR of the saga Final Fantasy (Type-0 and especially, XV) should refresh your memory. Apparently, the game designer has new projects in the pipeline.
In fact, the director in question has his own studio, JP Games, who was commissioned to develop two games. Each of them, apparently, represents a collaboration with a large company in the sector, which would lead us to think at least of different publishers and, therefore, of two different IPs.
Tabata’s statement about its two new RPGs appeared in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, and each of the new projects represents aevolution of his best known works: Final Fantasy XV is Type-0. The latter’s successor is also probably the one we’ll see first on the shelves.
The first project was described by Tabata as a fast-paced, experimental role-playing game and, above all, an evolution of the concepts already seen in Final Fantasy Type-0. The aim is to streamline completion times with a longer experience condensed and replayable, also in multiplayer.
However, while the first of the two has finished the pre-production phase, the second is still at the starting blocks. It is a Triple A with a capital T (or A, you see). Tabata’s ambition aims at a “nomadic” RPG that aims to evolve the concepts of Final Fantasy XV.
So let’s talk about open world and of free exploration, two seeds that in the adventure of Noctis and his entourage were able to germinate. The ambition is certainly not lacking: it is an ad (albeit muted) capable of generating hype while not knowing which publishers are involved.
The last time we specifically talked about Tabata was in January 2019. Despite the past time, it is clear that JP Games has been able to conquer quite a few confidence for such ambitious projects. We wish the game designer the best for his future projects!