Hajime Tabata has provided some updates in regards to his two upcoming projects, "Final Fantasy Type-0 HD" and "Final Fantasy XV." In an interview with Kotaku on Aug. 30, the director confirmed that the currently plan is to release the high-definition remastered port of "Final Fantasy Type-0" within a year from now. Square Enix announced at E3 that the previously PSP-exclusive title would be coming over to the PS4 and Xbox One, giving western fans a chance to play it for the first time.
Hajime Tabata revealed that "Final Fantasy Type-0 HD" won't be offering any new content aside from the visual upgrades. In the previous high-definition remastered releases, Square Enix usually remix the soundtrack or add some extra features. With "Final Fantasy Type-0," however, it appears that the company is satisfied with only releasing the original contents.
The director also talked a little bit about "Final Fantasy XV." He first reassured fans that he is still fully focused on the mainline installment of the series although he is also working on "Final Fantasy Type-0 HD" at the same time. He went on to reveal that the sequel is getting around 80 percent of his time.
The PS4 has been struggling to sell hardware after its initial launch period in Japan. The Xbox One, which is coming out in the same region next month, is facing a even bigger hurdle. Hajime Tabata believes that "Final Fantasy Type-0 HD" is going to help drive the install base for both console. As a result, there could be a sizeable audience to sell "Final Fantasy XV" by the time it is released.
The exact release date for the next mainline game from the series has not yet been announced. Based on the comments made by the director, fans may have to wait for quite some time as it appears that the port of the PSP game is being released first. You can find a render of the characters from "Final Fantasy XV" near the top of this article (courtesy of the series' Facebook page).