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Square Enix hiring for Final Fantasy XV

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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 weโ€™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
  • 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

40 Comments

  1. Cadis Etrama Di Umar

    November 10, 2014 at 12:32

    Hype train is coming. Can’t wait to buy the FF XV demo and get Type-0 free.

    Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 10, 2014 at 12:33

    They should hire the guys working on TLG, they’re not doing anything.

    Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    November 10, 2014 at 12:37

    • RinceThis

      November 10, 2014 at 12:51

      0_O

      Reply

    • RinceThis

      November 10, 2014 at 12:52

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfVsfOSbJY0 Sitting in the front seat, sitting in the back seat…

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 10, 2014 at 13:16

        Let me auto-correct it for you before someone strangles you

        Reply

      • OVG

        November 10, 2014 at 13:17

        Down Vote for making my Atoms interpret that video.

        Reply

    • OVG

      November 10, 2014 at 13:16

      Where do I set the car aflame?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 10, 2014 at 13:21

        FF9 FTW

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      • Kensei Seraph Never Forget Ouk

        November 10, 2014 at 13:27

        I am now picturing what would happen if those guys actually encountered Sephiroth.
        I can’t stop the smiling.
        http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/131/9/a/cheshire_cat_by_touchko-d4zd5ab.jpg

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        • OVG

          November 10, 2014 at 13:32

          They would probably ask him what barber he goes to ๐Ÿ˜›

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          • Kensei Seraph Never Forget Ouk

            November 10, 2014 at 13:44

            Before or after he sets their car on fire and begins to slaughter them?

          • OVG

            November 10, 2014 at 13:45

            Using their eyeballs as materia.

            The franchise is LACKING a good fucking BAD GUY to beat in an ultimate KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND showdown.

          • Imran

            November 12, 2014 at 07:13

            Noctis teleports?

    • William Cox

      November 11, 2014 at 01:08

      I literally cannot stop laughing! I’m having to try hard to focus on typing this.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        November 11, 2014 at 07:40

        ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Ross Woofels Mason

    November 10, 2014 at 12:42

    Bleh so not hyped for this. *goes to wath Xenoblade Chronicles X again*

    And as for Square Hiring more people, they made better games when their teams were smaller. FFXIII had over 300 people and look how well that turned out for most people.

    All this does is make me worry that stuff will go wrong.

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    • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

      November 10, 2014 at 12:45

      Xenoblade is looking godlike…..Dat main theme is glorious. Did you hear the mp3?

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      • Ross Woofels Mason

        November 10, 2014 at 12:51

        Yeah I did, the more that game shows the more hype I get. All of my need.

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        • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

          November 10, 2014 at 12:55

          With you on that bro. But, I’m gonna give XV a try, the fanboy in me can’t let go

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          • Hammersteyn

            November 10, 2014 at 13:21

            Same here bud, same here

          • Ross Woofels Mason

            November 10, 2014 at 14:30

            Hahaha, eh I am just hating on XV. I’ll be honest =p there is just something about this that I can’t get hype for.

            It will probably be a butt ton of fun for fans in the end and be a good game.

    • LightningFarron19

      November 14, 2014 at 05:03

      >FFXIII had over 300 people and look how well that turned out for most people.

      YOu mean that is got an 83 by critics, 76% by fans, 6.2 million copies sold, was able to get direct sequels because of a global demand for the product and the development team willing to work on it, and Lightning being voted highly by fans as one of the best female FF characters.

      …oh you mean that fanboy opinion of “Wah! FF13 sux! I didn’t like it so therefore EVERYBODY didn’t like it and my opinion does not matter!”

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  5. RinceThis

    November 10, 2014 at 12:58

    I wonder where the position for ‘inspector of the tentacles’ is? @umarbastra:disqus

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    • Captain JJ the valiant

      November 10, 2014 at 13:03

      Oh, it’s Japan, I’m sure those get filled first.

      Reply

    • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

      November 10, 2014 at 13:04

      Inspecting your tentacles…..wait……

      Reply

  6. OVG

    November 10, 2014 at 13:13

    Im busy playing Final Fantasy 9 on the Vita.

    WOW, what a totally different take. I can see why Hironobu Sakaguchi said that 9 was his best creation.

    ITS FANTASY fantasy. As for the haunting music that NEVER gets old even if it was created on computer synth.
    bring back FANTASY.

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    • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

      November 10, 2014 at 13:15

      My favorite entry. So much life and wonder in that game, not to mention the amazing music!…I miss those days. I’m really praying and hoping this game brings back some of that soul…Maybe I’m hoping for too much, but hey, its all I have left at this point in time.

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      • OVG

        November 10, 2014 at 13:23

        The older entries sure did have some deep undertones. Vivis story of mortality is amazing, never mind the Buddhist Gia life stream undertones of 7.

        The modern generation limited the freedom of Narrative that they had thanks to limited space for the voice Audio and 3D level design. Those old school static backgrounds will never age.

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      • RinceThis

        November 10, 2014 at 13:46

        LG #stayStrong

        Reply

    • Gessekai

      November 11, 2014 at 01:41

      FF9? On the Vita?! You can do that?! -goes to download it.

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      • OVG

        November 11, 2014 at 08:47

        Its in the PS ONE store. No more disc swapping ๐Ÿ™‚ and you can stretch the screen to whatever size you want. Also get to hear it with stereo headphones.

        Just hold down the PS Button to bring up the options window. That is where you go when it asks you to swap disks.

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  7. OVG

    November 10, 2014 at 13:19

    When I think of FANTASY I think of Classical Terry Pratchet type FANTASY.

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    • Kensei Seraph Never Forget Ouk

      November 10, 2014 at 13:21

      I need to get all the Terry Pratchet (especially the Discworld) novels that I’m missing, which is nearly all of them since I only have about 7.

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      • Brady miaau

        November 10, 2014 at 13:27

        Worth it,

        Guards, Guards and the ones that follow one from that (especially Night Watch) or my fav. Vimes is just awesome

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        • Kensei Seraph Never Forget Ouk

          November 10, 2014 at 13:28

          That he is.

          Reply

          • Brady miaau

            November 10, 2014 at 13:31

            My wife and I have played the discworld board games. as games, it is sort of fun, but there are way more fun board games out there (settlers of Catan, for example), but for fans and people that know the mythos, the board games is just awesome. And our last game, last turn. I play and inwardly smile. I will win (you at start of turn) and there is nothing they can do to stop me. My friend plays and thinks, I will win, there is nothing they can do to stop me. My wife’s turn comes up and she says, ok thanks for the game and wins. That close, was a lot of fun.

        • RinceThis

          November 10, 2014 at 13:47

          Totally agree. Just finished Snuff, short but brilliant.

          Reply

  8. Admiral Chief Wang

    November 10, 2014 at 13:40

    Ons gaan NOU braai

    Reply

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