As excellent as the game libraries on new generation consoles are becoming, there is still a serious lack of JRPGs. Final Fantasy XV is a while away, but it has to be one of the most anticipated games for JRPG fans, and here’s some news that will make you even happier.
Square Enix has updated the career opportunity ads (Thanks DualShockers) for its second division, the area responsible for the development of Final Fantasy XV. The game’s director, Hajime Tabata, explains the division’s goals:
We are the core of the development of the latest chapter of the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XV. For our highest rated series we’re aiming for the highest revenue. ours is a department at the forefront of technological development. With industry-leading engineering and fine art skills, we put together talent and planning to challenge production.
He goes on to say that while there aren’t many opportunities in Japan to work on AAA games that can challenge what’s seen globally, those who apply for this team will be able to work on the new chapter of Final Fantasy, or maybe even a new IP that could become a new pillar of Square Enix. The division is looking for people in the following roles.
- Lead Planner
- Senior Character Designer
- Lighting Designer
- Game Programmer
- Game Engine Programmer
- System Programmer
- CG Programmer
- Technical Director
- 2x Project Manager
- 2x Producer
- Management Coordinator
- 3D CGI Modeler
Finally, most of the ads related to FFXV explicitly say that the company is entering the full production stretch towards the completion of the game. While the final product is still a long way away, at least all this hiring proves that Squeenix is going to push the game towards completion.
I know each Final Fantasy game seems to take ages to release. However, with this much staff, we should see the game getting closer and closer to a final release date. We will get our hands on the demo next year – let’s just hope it isn’t long after that when we’ll be able to mark our calendars with the game’s launch date.
Last Updated: November 10, 2014