Square Enix Creates A New Studio Headed Up By Final Fantasy XV's Director

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The studio is called Luminous Productions. It will be headed up by Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy XV. According to Square Enix, it will primarily develop AAA games as well as new and unique entertainment experiences.

Tabata will be the studio boss as well as the Chief Operating Officer, and the studio aims to make new games for a global audience.

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Square Enix’s official announcement (via 4Gamer) adds that the studio’s original core members will be comprised of FFXV team members. An announcement will be made in mid-2018 regarding the studio’s new project.

Currently, Luminous Productions’ website has slogans that might shed further light on its philosophy.

Screenshot: Square Enix
Screenshot: Square Enix
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