“It’s kind of like the dream machine.”
Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, has recently spoken about the Nintendo Switch, saying that he finds the system a “fascinating” prospect.
Though recently Tabata has said that Final Fantasy XV will not be making its way to Nintendo’s hybrid console, this doesn’t mean that there won’t be projects in the future.
Tabata was the director of several portable entries in the Final Fantasy series, titles such as Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy Type-O. It’s easy to see why he’s taken with the concept of the Switch, and sees the potential in it.
In an interview with Polygon, Tabata said:
“I’ve worked on handheld titles, but I’ve also worked on console games, so the fact that Switch is both at the same time is really fascinating to me. I’m really interested in coming up with ideas and how to capitalize on that technology and how to create the best experience possible on the technology. But I’m not quite sure that I have it yet.”
This isn’t to be taken as any kind of confirmation that Tabata and his team have any Switch projects in the pipeline. Tabata’s praise for the Switch comes in lieu of any confirmed projects for now.