Tabata Wants Final Fantasy XV's Ending To Make Fans Cry

By Mike Sousa on March 9, 2016, 5:44PM EDT
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Hajime Tabata, Final Fantasy XV's director, has revealed that he wants the game to have a strong "emotional ending", one that why make players cry after playing the game for many hours.

"I want to create a very emotional ending to the game and want to make as many people cry as possible," Tabata told Game Informer. "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."

Speaking about reception in the gaming community that he wants Final Fantasy XV to achieve, Tabata stated that he wants the game to have a similar impact to that of Final Fantasy VII. He means this not only from a narrative standpoint, but also as a game that manages to bring a new audience to the franchise.

"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. VII 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 releases later this year on PS4 and Xbox One.

Source: Game Informer

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