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Nintendo Switch has won the heart of Final Fantasy XV’s director

by Ron Duwell | October 31, 2016October 31, 2016 4:00 pm PDT


Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata, current champion of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, now has a new spot in his heart for the Nintendo Switch. Speaking with French publication Gameblog, Tabata expressed interest in developing for Nintendo’s recently announced console.

I’m very interested in this machine! As a player, but also as a developer. The Nintendo Switch that you can transform into a controller, that you can put into a dock, that you can move around with, on which you can replace elements.

It’s been a while that I’ve told myself that I would like to make games on a Nintendo machine, so if the Nintendo Switch could be that opportunity, I’ll be delighted!

Tabata does have a history with Nintendo

Of course, I don’t think Final Fantasy XV will be coming to the Nintendo Switch anytime soon. Tabata has always seemed to be a tech kinda guy with a love for the powerful consoles and PCs.

However, he does have a brief history with Nintendo, co-directing the Nintendo 3DS game Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. This is the only point in his credits that show a history with Nintendo, and most of his other directing projects have been limited to the PSP and home consoles.

Tabata has yet to announce his plans after Final Fantasy XV launches next month. I wonder if it will be a Nintendo Switch game.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...