Final Fantasy XV has been long awaited by fans across the globe and it would seem that the game is nearing its final stages for it to be released. In a recent statement, the director of said game, Hajime Tabata, wants to set a new standard for emotional endings. RPG fans know that there is a whole slew of videogames out in the market that will make their hearts clench, their eyes water, or maybe even bawl. Some notable examples are the endings of Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, and Final Fantasy Tactics. The director states that he wants to do a similar output with regards to the 15th title for the Final Fantasy franchise.
Gamers Should be Prepared to Cry for the Ending of Final Fantasy XV
Hajime states in an interview with Game Informer with regards to the ending of Final Fantasy XV that he is out to make some (or maybe even a whole lot) of players to cry. He says, “I want to create a very emotional ending to the game and want to make as many people cry as possible. You’re spending so many hours playing the game, so when I finish a game and it ends on a sour note and it doesn’t move me, it gets me disappointed. At least make me cry or give me some emotion! I want to give a moving ending for the consumers who invest so much time.”
Bringing players to tears is not just the only thing the director is aiming for, or rather it is not just the ending that would leave an overall impact towards the game. Instead, Hajime wants the entire game to exude the emotional impact that he is aiming for. He wants a similar experience that Final Fantasy VII did way back in the nineties.
The director continues on by saying, “There are some team members that were here for VII. They’re taking on the challenge of trying to exceed that title once more, which is a great motivator for them. FFVII sets a very high goal for us, but it serves as a good goal. It brought in new audiences, sales, and more.”
Final Fantasy XV is expected to be released into the public sometime this year and it will e available for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. The Final Fantasy series is seen to be lagging behind in current generation consoles. Perhaps this 15th title might just be the ticket to get the franchise back up on its feet.