Square Enix has created a new studio which is being headed by Final Fantasy XV‘s director. The new studio is being called Luminous Productions and Hajime Tabata will be the head of the new studio. The studio will be dedicated to development of AAA games. The focus will also be on “unique entertainment experiences”.
In addition to being studio boss, Tabata will also be the Chief Operating Officer. The original core members will include members from the FFXV team. Regarding the project the new studio is working on, they will make the announcement sometime in mid-2018.
Tabata is quite experienced when it comes to managing projects, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to see him heading a studio. While Final Fantasy XV released an unpolished mess of sorts, you can thank Tabata for salvaging it into the game it is today.
Also, the running joke is that we’re not going to see a game from them for a good 10 years, following how long Final Fantasy XV spent in development. But hey, one can always be hopeful, and Final Fantasy XV turned out alright in the end. We do wonder what they’re working on though, guess we’ll just have to wait till mid-2018.
You can visit Luminous Productions’ website here to learn more.