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Final Fantasy XI producer exits Square Enix

Citing poor health, Hiromichi Tanaka has stepped down from his role as producer on Final Fantasy XI – and from his career with Square Enix.

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Hiromichi Tanaka headlines

  • Square looking into Vita version of Final Fantasy XI

    Square Enix’s Hiromichi Tanaka has said that the company is looking into a Vita version of Final Fantasy XI. No, that’s not a typo of IX or even XIV. He said 11.

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  • "Players had a very high expectation" of FFXIV, says Tanaka

    Hiromichi Tanaka, SVP of software development at Square Enix, has said the company is doing everything it can to bring Final Fantasy XIV “back to the level” it planned to have ready for players of the MMO right from the start. The latest patch is just a start.

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  • FFXIV PS3 delay down to "memory," says Square Enix

    The PlayStation 3 version of MMO Final Fantasy XIV was delayed due to “memory” issues, producer Hiromichi Tanaka told VG247.

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  • FFXIV 360 paused and not cancelled, talks with MS still going, says Tanaka

    Final Fantasy XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka has told VG247 the MMO has not been cancelled for Xbox 360 – only put on hold, despite previous reports.

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  • Square: MS unwilling to work on FFXIV 360 problems

    Final Fantasy XIV director Hiromichi Tanaka has told German site 4players.de that Microsoft was unwilling to deal with Square Enix over the use of Xbox Live with the MMO.

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  • Square: "Technical problems" delayed FFXIV on PS3

    Final Fantasy XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka has told JeuxVideo that “technical problems” are holding up the MMO’s PS3 version.

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  • Square: FFXIV Online skipping 360 due to "closed" online environment

    Hiromichi Tanaka has said that Final Fantasy XIV Online skipping an Xbox 360 release was due to the console’s “closed” online environment.

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  • Tanaka: MMOs on PSP and DS could work

    Hiromichi Tanaka, vice president of software at Square Enix, has said that it’s possible to bring an MMO to PSP and DS.

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  • Hiromichi Tanaka: Currently no plans for Final Fantasy XIV on 360

    Final Fantasy XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka has said that Square Enix currently has “no plans” for an Xbox 360 version of his game, although he did admit that the company is “still in talks with Microsoft”.

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  • Tanaka: Final Fantasy XIV will support Move if we get the chance

    Final Fantasy XIV software development boss Hiromichi Tanaka has said that his studio may consider using PlayStation Move in the game.

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  • Square Enix CV confirms FFXIV for 360

    A LinkedIn CV from a Square Enix employee has finally confirmed what’s been obvious for a while: Final Fantasy XIV is coming to Xbox 360.

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  • Tanaka: FFXIV beta will be Windows only

    Square Enix’s Hiromichi Tanaka has revealed to Game-Watch that the beta for Final Fantasy XIV will be a Windows only affair. The director for the MMO revealed that the beta will be closed at first and won’t be continuous, as the development team want to monitor things that are going on in the closed beta. […]

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  • FFXIV non-level system will "make sense," assures Tanaka

    Final Fantasy XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka has said to VG247 that the MMO’s level system, similar to that of Ultima Online, will “make sense” to players when the game launches next year. “From MMO history, from the beginning, [games like] Ultima Online had a similar, skill-based system, so we do believe it will make sense […]

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  • FFXIV: "Unique" setting to have own religion

    Final Fantasy XIV world Eorzea will have it’s own religion, producer Hiromichi Tanaka told VG247 at GamesCom earlier this month. Remember children: praise Jebus. “It will have its own religion. It’ll be a really unique type of world,” said Tanaka of the MMO. He added: “This time with the world of Eorzea, what we’re trying to […]

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  • Tanaka "very pleased" Uematsu agreed to score FFXIV

    Final Fantasy XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka has told VG247 he’s thrilled famed composer of previous FF musical scores Nobuo Uematsu has taken on the game’s full soundtrack. “Yes, very pleased,” he said when asked if he’s happy Uematsu’s on board for the MMO. “I’ve been working with Uematsu since the beginning of the Final Fantasy […]

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  • FFXIV to have monthly subs model, says Tanaka

    Final Fantasy XIV will have a monthly subscription model when it releases next year. That’s according to producer for the MMO, Hiromichi Tanaka, who was speaking to VG247 at GamesCom. “It’s going to be 30 days-based subscription,” said Tanaka. The game is due in 2010 for PS3 and PC, but don’t quite rule out a […]

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  • New FFXIV screens show up

    Shack has up some brand screens of Final Fantasy XIV for you to peek at. Go get them through the link. It’s out next year for PS3 and PC, although it may still come to the Xbox 360. It was revealed by producer Hiromichi Tanaka to VG247 that there are discussions for a 360 version, though […]

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  • FFXIV: "Discussions" with Microsoft holding up 360 version

    Ongoing discussions with Microsoft about how Final Fantasy XIV is to work with Xbox Live are partly to blame for the lack of announced 360 version, producer Hiromichi Tanaka told VG247 at GamesCom today. “FFXI for 360; at that point PS2 didn’t have a hard disc [and] that was really difficult for us, but Xbox […]

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  • FFXIV: Tretton didn't say "launch timing" exclusive at E3, says Tanaka

    The words “launch timing” were “cut out” of SCEA boss Jack Tretton’s FFXIV exclusivity announcement FFXIV at E3, producer Hiromichi Tanaka told VG247 at GamesCom today. “During the press conference, the ‘launch timing’ words were cut out of the comments, so the launch timing is going to be exclusive to PlayStation 3 as a console,” […]

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