Game Industry
Now Reading
Multiple Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled – Director Hajime Tabata Leaving Square Enix

Multiple Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled – Director Hajime Tabata Leaving Square Enix

by Aiman MaulanaNovember 9, 2018
What's your reaction?
Me Gusta
Sad Reacc

Multiple Final Fantasy XV DLC Cancelled as Hajime Tabata Leaves Square Enix

Final Fantasy XV DLC cancelled? You read that right. The game was set to have a number of new DLC episodes coming its way, focusing on specific characters, namely Noctis, Aranea, Lunafreya, and Ardyn. Unfortunately, only the latter will be available as the other three DLC episodes will be cancelled following the departure of game director Hajime Tabata from Square Enix.

Here is the official statement shared during the Final Fantasy XV Special Second Anniversary Program.

To Everyone Watching the Program,

Hello, this is Tabata.

It’s almost going to be 2 whole years since the release of FFXV.

I honestly believe the reason we were able to get this far is because of all you loyal fans.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Today, I have a personal announcement to make to all of you.

I, Hajime Tabata, will be resigning from Luminous Productions and the Square Enix Group as of October 31, 2018.

I was able to gain so much experience with my time at Square Enix.

Every title I was able to be a part of means a lot to me. However, FFXV stood out from that group as it was a special project for me which I went all-in.

Therefore, I decided to take this opportunity to officially announce my departure from FFXV to all the fans who have supported the title across the globe.

In regards to my next endeavors and near future, I have a project that I truly wish to solidify as my next challenge after FFXV. For that reason, I have decided to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal.

As production of Episode Ardyn continues and Luminous Productions works on new projects, I felt that it was time for me to hand over the torch to the next generation group of talented and trustworthy colleagues and believe that they will create something amazing.

From this day on, I will cheer on and support Square Enix and Luminous Productions together with all you fans.

I would like to thank everyone who continue to support FFXV and those who have also supported myself personally.

Hajime Tabata

The departure of Hajime Tabata from Square Enix is certainly a plot twist worthy of the game itself. Not many people saw it coming and I’m pretty sure it’s the same case for the company as well.

Episode Ardyn appears to be the only DLC left coming to Final Fantasy XV, which is set to launch sometime in March 2019. It will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Pokdepinion: Oh wow, Final Fantasy XV DLC cancelled? Well, I can honestly say I’m very surprised. Wasn’t expecting something like this to happen so soon.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

Let's Discuss It Further