In recent weeks, Hardcore Gamer has commented on one or two elements that were what we considered a few worrying signs in regards to the development process of Final Fantasy XV. In timely fashion, FFXV director Hajime Tabata has given some promising news, effectively easing our fears. Somewhat.
Taking on Twitter, Tabata addressed our concerns and announced that Final Fantasy XV has now completed it’s pre-beta stage.
“Development update! The pre-beta version of FFXV is complete. For the past 6 months we have focused on crossing this line. At my request PR and publicity has been relatively quiet recently to allow us to focus on finishing this stage of FFXV development”
Along with allaying our fears, he also gave us an idea of when to expect more information on the next stages of development, as well as his reaction to the recent Moodle Poll.
“I’d like to thank everyone that voted. I will think of a fun little way to feature Moogles. Importantly, at this stage of development I will not be making a trade off with the other work remaining in order to fit them in. So it won’t be a very chatty Moogle, but will be done with a suitably light level of development work as a fun little FFXV extra.”
“We’re making great progress towards FFXV and our big event next March will reveal lots more. Hope you’re looking forward to it.”
This is good news to those of us that were becoming increasingly concerned with the recent messages coming out of Square Enix. It’s nice to see that progress is moving steadily forward on a game that has been in development for almost ten years. With the release date to be announced in March at the Square Enix event, along with with further reveals, it looks as though our doubts may well have been unfounded. Hopefully.