Final Fantasy 15 Development Outsourced by Square Enix

Square Enix is taking rather interesting steps to finish development.

Posted By | On 12th, Jan. 2014 Under News


44. Final Fantasy 15

Final Fantasy 15 has had its development woes, being announced in 2006 and subsequently suffering multiple delays. It got so bad that many assumed the game had been cancelled until Square Enix offered clarification and a new trailer at E3 2013 in which the game took on the FFXV moniker.

Now, a rather interesting development has come about as a look at the Linkedin profile of Square Enix Project Manager Kaei Sou reveals that some development for the game may have been outsourced overseas. To be fair, the outsourcing is also for other “1st production titles”.

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Though many games outsources their development to other countries especially when it comes to getting certain assets done, it’s interesting that Square Enix needs to take such steps to complete development on the game. Then again, it could be looked at another way – if Square is motivated enough to opt for outsourcing, then it’s looking to definitively release the game.

Final Fantasy 15 currently has no set release date and is slated for the Xbox One and PS4. Stay tuned for more updates.


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  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    I bet you the outsource dev is Microsoft. Square Enix needed help finishing the game, and Microsoft said they’d only assist if the game also came out on Xbox One, therefore cancelling the PS4 exclusivity that it was going to have, as it was a PS3 exclusive and then got shifted to PS4, and therefore make it another high profile 3rd party title that the system will have early in its life. BINGO!

    • Caliburn

      I Highly doubt that. 1st it sounds a bit to conspiritorial. Square knows from experience having the game on both consoles signifcantly boosts sales, I bet the outsorcing part is done by several smaller companies, and i doubt microsoft is one of them.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Well if it is Microsoft, it’s only Microsoft Japan helping with porting it while the other locations for Microsoft will help with localization.

    • Caliburn

      Again i doubt it is MC, it may be, but i don’t think so. Square has their own localization teams, they don’t need to outsource something they can easily do themselves.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3
    • Caliburn

      You do indeed make a valid point. But with Final Fantasy 15 i think its more likely they outsource stuff that takes a lot of time, or require a specific talent to do.


 

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