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Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata Starts New Company After Square Enix Departure

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Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata Starts New Company After Square Enix Departure

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata might have left Square Enix, but he’s far from over in the gaming industry. Early today, he announced the plans of starting his own company called “JP Games,” which is slated to officially launch on January 2019.

“I started up my own company called JP GAMES, Inc. Right now, we are preparing for a target January 2019 launch. And to everyone who has assisted me until today–I kindly ask for your ongoing support,” he wrote on his Facebook post.

So far, Hajime Tabata has yet to share any further details and plans for his company. It’s still unsure on what platforms he plans to focus on, as well as what type of games he plans to make. This announcement follows his departure from Square Enix, where he had announced his resignation from the company and the newly-formed Luminous Studious during the Final Fantasy XV 2nd anniversary stream.

The company had suffered heavy losses after establishing their subsidiary, which apparently led to some structure reorganization. Along with that came the cancellation of a slew of Final Fantasy XV DLCs, including Episode Noctis, Lunafreya, and Aranea. That said, the only confirmed Final Fantasy XV DLC slated to launch next year is Episode Ardyn.

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