@samimista: D: No I didn't hear that! Did he say why he left? I thought FFXV was his big passion project?
Yeah I was confused with the girl in the trailer. She doesn't look like Stella and he someone called Luna was mentioned but if so then where the hell is Stella??
Yeah, did you see the Type-0 trailer as well?
I'm not sure if he gave a reason, but here's what a CEO said:
In reviewing our development structure, we have decided to assign Hajime Tabata as the new director for Final Fantasy XV. Currently, Tabata and the entire development team are working, whole-heartedly, towards completing the production of Final Fantasy XV and ensuring the delivery of the highest quality Final Fantasy title to date. We invite every one of our fans to view the fruits of our labor through Final Fantasy XV's demo, and promise to present a game that further surpasses expectations when the finished product is released.
As the director of Final Fantasy XV, Tetsuya Nomura has mainly worked on the original concept for the story and universe in addition to creating the characters. Hereafter, he will be focusing his efforts on the production of titles that can only be made possible by Nomura, himself, and delivering products that exceed the quality of past titles, starting with another one of his representative projects, Kingdom Hearts III. Square Enix will continue to work on these titles with the best staff formation in an effort to deliver them to everyone as soon as possible and appreciates your continued support.
Not gonna lie, while I'm pumped for XV, I am curious what goes on behind the scenes. Versus XIII/XV was Nomura's idea so it is rather sad he's giving it up. I'm just hoping Enix gives him credit where it's due considering Nomura was heavily involved with the plot and character designs.
But the way I look at it, least it's not Toriyama directing it. Crisis Core was great and Type-0 (from what I heard on the latter). So it's nice having Tabata!
I just hope Nomura-San has no health problems. Have looked up to him and Kojima-San greatly.
Good question. Someone on NeoGAF posted this as well:
Maybe sisters? 0.o I mean, it could be a redesign, but I dunno why Stella's name would be change...I don't really like using the name Luna considering it sounds a lot like Yuna.
Next week we're supposed to get a major FF XV interview so I'm hoping somebody asks about Luna. Maybe Luna was even referring to the black haired girl from last year.
I have! Never played Type-0 so pumped it's getting localized! =) Funny how it was officially announced like two or three days after the fan translation was released. XD It seems to be a lot of characters?
You gonna get it? =O
@theamazingspidey - Oh wow! xD I had no idea about not meeting Quiet hehe. I guess I will have to use a guide for that. I'd like to have her onboard. =)
It's nice knowing FF XV isn't vaporware after all.
Not sure if you heard, but Nomura isn't directing XV anymore. Not really concerned about XV honestly since it's so far in development, but I have a feeling KH III may be his last hurrah...Hoping I'm wrong on that.
Really like how the trailer looks, but I don't like Stella's redesign. =/ Looks too waifu-like imo. Her original design was the best. Looked more strong and mature. I assume the girl shown in the trailer was Stella, but beforehand a girl named Luna was mentioned. 0.o No idea if Stella was renamed or if she has a sister or what. Kinda hope Enix releases a statement on Luna considering how it's confusing.
Overall though, it seems Enix is serious about going back on top. Heard today even Type-0 will have dual audio. May see if I can just import the Japanese version since I have no idea if March 20th is a worldwide release or Japan only.
Was gonna get Type-0 anyways, but now I'll probably be playing the FF XV demo more than it LOL.
Will probably review XV's demo on here but unsure about Type-0...I'll also be reviewing Phantom Pain as well.
What are your thoughts about the trailer?
@thesheepherder: Gotta say, I hope it'll still be turn based. That's an absolute blast.
Hoping we'll see more at TGS. I can't remember TGS being this fun in the past few years. xD MGS V and FF XV.