"Final Fantasy XV" game director, Hajime Tabata spoke to GameSpot recently and revealed what plans he had for the future of the "Final Fantasy" series. "Final Fantasy XV" received a warm critical response from fans and critics due to the open world setting and interesting gameplay mechanics that the game employed. This positive reaction led to the adaptation of the video game onto the mobile platform and as well as on the PC. While the PC version is yet to be released, Tabata revealed some of his plans for the next title in the popular franchise.

What did Tabata say?

The director spoke at length with GameSpot during PAX West and revealed his interest in having an open-world approach for the next "Final Fantasy" game as well. Although he did not confirm the same, the director expressed his desire to develop the game in such a way that players at least felt that they had the same freedom as open-world settings present.

He revealed that even if the entire game were not an open world title, similar to the "Elder Scrolls" games, some parts of the upcoming "Final Fantasy" title would offer players the same experience as exploring a massive world does. It is uncertain how Tabata plans on achieving this, but he did draw some similarities between his idea and that of the critically acclaimed "Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" video game for the Nintendo Switch.

What did the game director say about 'Breath of the Wild'?

Tabata said that the next "Final Fantasy" would offer players an experience similar to the one they had while playing the "Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" title. He revealed that even though he had not played the game himself, he has heard a lot of positive things regarding the same.

Tabata suggests that he intends to play the title as soon as he can get his hands on a Nintendo Switch.

He praised "Breath of the Wild" for how polished it felt and also called it an almost "perfect game." However, the director also mentioned that he would only take inspiration from the Nintendo Switch game, but would apply their own technology and experience into the next "Final Fantasy" title.

He reiterated that he and his team possess the ability to deliver a very high-quality game, which will not only engage players with the interesting gameplay but would also be able to present beautiful visuals. The PC version of "'Final Fantasy XV" will be released next year and will also bring mod support for the game.