FFXV director Hajime Tabata launches new studio called JP Games

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    After leaving his role at Square Enix and Luminous Productions in November, the former director of Final Fantasy XV said he was going to create his own game company. He has revealed the logo and name of his new studio, JP Games, which will officially start up in January 2019. According to a previous statement by Tabata, he is currently working on a video game project, though no details are known about it. As far as his history in creating games, Tabata has been involved with helping develop The 3rd Birthday, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy XV, and more.

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  1. WiiUBricker

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    There is a german news site called JP Games. Lawsuit incoming /s
     
  2. Ritsuki

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    I feel like game devs are in a "I'm going to make my own studio, with blackjack and hookers" phase :D
     
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  3. osaka35

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    FFXV was fairly boring and detached, though I suppose I shouldn't hold it against the director...right? Either way, any potential for new concepts are always welcome. Hope this goes well and they put out some quality stuff.
     
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  4. kumikochan

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    well seeing the name and logo isn't even that creative, i'm pretty sure the games won't either be. Not expecting a lot after seeing the logo and name
     
  5. Glyptofane

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    Best of luck to him. Coming off of FFXV doesn't exactly fill me with hope, but maybe a fresh start detached from S-E can lead to some creative projects.
     
  6. Skaidus

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    Mistwalker 2.0
     
  7. Ev1l0rd

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    More like "finally fed up with corporate dicking their games for profit".
     
  8. Viri

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    If I worked at Square, I'd do the same. Square seems to be a mess nowadays. Just ask the Hitman dev team how much they loved Square, and ask Masahiro Sakurai.


    http://gearnuke.com/nintendo-applies-new-trademark-for-the-last-story/
    Get hyped!
     
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  9. Skaidus

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  10. Snugglevixen

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    The logo looks similar to funimation
     
  11. Zaiphon

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    Scuffed Games would be better.
    Didnt even finish the last DLCs for ffxv, with that working mentallity. the New games will end up half done and the company closes because he isnt interessed at finish the game.

    Biggest kek ever.
     
  12. T-hug

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    They should've put a tiny R between the J and P for JRPGames.
     
  13. Skaidus

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    11/10
     
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  14. J-Machine

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    he was given an ultimatum AND was being used as a financial scapegoat to protect the pos nomura and his many failings. I'd leave too
     
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    That was fast. Hope this doesn't just cater to android/IOS devices games. Kinda feels like the same fate as mistwalker is currently having. I kinda wanted another Lost odyssey like game from them again if possible and Hope Microsoft helps them.
     
  16. Lazyboss

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    What a lame name and logo from a lame director who is famous from the lamest game ever made.

    idk why this guy is full of himself to name his company JPGAMES, it's like he says "this company is the only one who make Japanese games, and this is how Japanese games should look like"

    Actually, that's a pretty cool idea B-)
     
  17. Viri

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    Square is pretty mismanaged nowadays. They feel more like a publisher than a dev. I'll never not be angry at them for killing off Sleeping Dogs. They pressured the dev team to make a shitty MMO, which nobody wanted, and they went bankrupt. Also, I don't think Cloud will be in the next Smash . :P
     
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  18. DejaSentj

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    So... Japanese People Games??? this is not good, not good at all
     
  19. AshuraZro

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    I hope something new and interesting comes from this rather a kickstarter for a substandard FF knock off.
     
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