Nomura: No Final Fantasy XV updates at Tokyo Game Show
posted on 09.17.13 at 12:54 PM EST by (@salromano)
But Nomura will appear in the next PlayStation 4 "Creator Interview" video.

Square Enix won’t share new information on Final Fantasy XV at the Tokyo Game Show this week, director Tetsuya Nomura has confirmed. But Nomura will appear as the featured developer in the next PlayStation 4 “Creator Interview” video.

“Since E3, I had the privilege of talking about Final Fantasy XV for the first time in a while,” Nomura said. “There won’t be new information at the Tokyo Game Show—I’m sorry—but you can experience a glimpse of Final Fantasy XV in this video. There are various things I cannot yet say, but please look forward to it.”

Stay tuned for the video.

Thanks, FF-Reunion.

  • http://www.hush404.com hush404

    For as long as this has been in development… it should be ready for 2014… not skipping TGS.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Maybe we’ll get new footage in the interview video.

      • Anime10121

        The hope is strong with this one….

        Jk hope you’re right and we get… SOMETHING during the interview. I always knew TGS would be Lightning’s show, but I kinda figured we’d at least get a trailer for XV:(

    • Xaltmas

      I think 2015 is a lot more likely. Maybe even 2016.

      • http://www.hush404.com hush404

        yeah, it’s more likely, but logically it just seems the project isn’t very high on their priority list.

    • Budgiecat

      The shift to the PS4 was an excuse for them to waste even more time and rest on their laurels

      • http://www.hush404.com hush404

        Yeah and they even took a long time to admit they did that. You’d think a lot of the core game would be pieced together by that time and maybe upgrading the engine, visuals and such would be the biggest work.

  • Invisbin

    Then I want answers when it finally does come out. Why did it take so long? Why couldn’t they talk about much? Didn’t they just make a promise to update is every now and then?

    I’m still hype for the game but I wish they’d let Nomura go bat shit and tell us about the game more.

    • Gigus

      Yeah, I really find it awkward to why Square Enix has been so restrictive about the game and Mr. Nomura. SE should be like konami and let Nomura do what he wants.

      • Invisbin

        Honestly, it seems like he’s the only one that cares about the game lol. He’s getting so much bad mouthing and it’s not even his fault.

        • Gigus

          Yup. SE has been making so many bad movements on their own IPs and the backlash is starting to become huge on their own lead designers.

          It makes me more and more weary about Eidos -__-. Alittle off-topic but people should try Deus Ex: The Fall. Its a good game and I can understand other people’s complaints about “why is it on the IPad?”.
          I’m half-way through and it truly is a Deus Ex game.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      They’re probably just stalling because they’re going to hate to announce to the fanbase that the game is being delayed for some reason or another (see: for “quality purposes”). I really have NO idea why they wouldn’t show anything at TGS and throw people back in the dark again. This is a very bad move.

      • Budgiecat

        Why not delay the game until after the PS5 comes out…..I mean, it’s not like the PS5 won’t have better graphical capability….heck why not PS6! Designed on Direct X 13! Could you imagine the graphics??

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Who the hell cares about graphics at a time like this? It looked fine when they showed it 5+ years ago, yet here we are still waiting and it looks the same. So what?

          Just release the damn game already and get it over with. This is like a terrible movie, lol.

  • bloodiOS

    And he’ll just pussyfoot around all the questions again…

    • Gigus

      I wouldn’t blame Nomura for him being so shy about details on 15. Square Enix has been doing so much bull lately its kinda sad.

      • Budgiecat

        FF XV…….a game that will take XV years to come out

        • Aly Hesham

          amazingly intelligent marketing campaign

        • Gigus

          That joke is almost half way true already -__-. It has been 6 or 7 years since versus 13’s first announcement. So you need to rephrase your sentence to “a game that took…” XD

    • GhostNomad

      “I cannot answer your question but I assure you, you will find out very soon! Please be excite!”

      • Aly Hesham

        looooool its funny this is so true.

  • EX+

    Sucks donkey balls.
    They better have their January conference basically centred around this game. And jump festa better have a shit tons of FFXV gameplay. They shouldn’t rush it, but give us at least a 3 minute trailer of FFXV at the biggest event in Japan.

  • Sevyne

    So we’re back to the whole “I can not say anything, but please be excited” stuff again? I guess I should expect no less.

  • Xaltmas

    I hope it doesn’t take too long for Final Fantasy XV to come out, because then it’ll be that much sooner to Kingdom Hearts III. Then maybe a sequel to The World Ends With You? Maybe? Probably not.

  • rainelee

    I can’t say I am too surprised. Luckily, there are far more other titles I am looking forward to at TGS.

  • Gigus

    Hopefully its a new video even though he already said he’s not sharing any new info about the game XD. Im kinda curious to why he’s being tight lipped again -__-.

  • Gholizadeh

    Please look forward to it, everyone!

    • DarthBrian

      *sigh*

  • Noctis.orG

    FU.SE

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    ……I AIN’T EVEN MAD.

    NOPE. NOT BOTHERED. MY JIMMIES ARE FUCKING FINE.

  • Alkhan

    Maybe we’ll see more at their SE January conference

    • Anime10121

      SE doesn’t hold a conference every January. Don’t know where everyone gets this info from. They did that in 2011 and previously they had 2 annual conferences in the summer. But it was never something that SE did on a yearly basis.

      Not trying to be mean or anything, but I’ve been following Square almost religiously since about the time the first KH came out in 02. They’ve had conferences when they had a lot of big titles to show ( and when they had a lot to show for said titles) but its never really been an every year certain time thing.

  • DarthNemesis

    Who cares I am done with FF anyway.

  • CeroSuerte

    Another two years at leaset until they say something new about the game!!
    They might even delay it another 5-6 years to release it on ps5 and xbox something.. But yea, we should be excited

  • GhostNomad

    So no new details here, and adding onto the Type-0/Agito news I read earlier…

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=679493

    SE Y U TEASE ME SO?!

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I love how some people are getting hyped over that tweet made stating that it WILL be localized in the West. People are forgetting a couple of things here:

      A. The tweet was on a Europe account
      B. Europe is considered part of the ‘West’ in relation to Japan

      It doesn’t mean it’s coming to North America. Sure, it COULD, but eh… I’d rather not put any hope in a game that’s been out for years already.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    And the wait begins again for the next awesome trailer of Final Fantasy XV

  • Rem

    Nomura has already given us much information on XV. What SE really need to present is a release window and, if they like, new footage.

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to next year, and much closer in time, to Nomura’s interview.

  • 罪罰

    Outstanding, now that it’s officially a MAIN FF title and that we were told to expect more showings and details at TGS.. They do this? Are you fucking kidding me1? I wanna rip their dicks and feed them to cockroaches.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Soooo… You’d be feeding their dicks to themselves? I’d certainly consider them the cockroaches.

      • 罪罰

        “please, be excite”

      • Aly Hesham

        ok lol that was funny…amidst this nasty news I loved this thread of comments.

    • $18114340

      dude, get outside.

      • 罪罰

        I’m outside.

        • $18114340

          feel better now? or is feeding human dicks to cockroaches a normal thing for you?

          • 罪罰

            define: normal

            • $18114340

              this conversation is heading in a very weird direction.

              • 罪罰

                Straight to Square Enix.

                • $18114340

                  “Sorry, we’re going to be dealing with angry fanboy mobs all week; can I pencil you in for next Tuesday?”

      • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

        How long do you want him or her to wait outside? Two, three years, cause it seems that’s how long it’s going to take for this game to pop up again or at least that’s the trend this game seems to take.

        • $18114340

          … are you seriously inferring that I am literally suggesting going outside and doing absolutely nothing until the game shows up again? you’re honestly going to be just as angry two or three years from now and you’re going to do nothing but hold this grudge in the meantime?

          And for fuck’s sake they said Nomura is showing up in the next PS dev interview… take a deep breath and do some yoga or something.

    • Budgiecat

      I said this before: them putting it on PS4 and renaming it was just an excuse to delay the game even further. Renew lost interest with the new hype then play the waiting game again for another few years…

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    “please look forward to it”

    Been saying the same thing for 5+ years. You honestly think people are going to be surprised that there’s no FFXV update at TGS? Bitch, please.

  • disqus_rIjnBIKvqC

    I cba with vs13 anymore and SE and their FF bullshitt…ive been waiting for vs13 for ps3 forever. and they just changed what they promised since their announcement,so if SE wanna screw with the fanbase,I really cba with SE anymore,SE can go bankrupt for all I care,prolly gonna be 4years until some new gameplay and another 4years of announcement and it will be realeased on the ps5 and the whole cycle will start over.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Yeah, it’s really a shame when you think about it. They have already made people wait entirely too long for this game. Just think of how much of your lifetime has been devoted to simply WAITING on a game. It’s getting closer to 10 years since they first announced it and most people are only going to live between 60-70 years old (most of the ones that are waiting for this are probably already between 15-30). Ridiculous.

  • Revorse

    Get that burrsheet outta here Square. HopefHopefully we can at least get some KH3 and hopefully a 2.5 announcement

    • $18114340

      Haha! You’re hoping for KH3 information! The game hasn’t even fully started production yet!

      • Revorse

        I don’t want like a surplus of info. Just something like another concept trailer, maybe Sora’s new outfit

        • $18114340

          Considering how long it took them to make a pre-rendered trailer for Final Fantasy XV I highly doubt they’re even thinking about KH3 right now except as a last-resort tool to keep fans interested.

    • Grey Elf

      bahahaha they said kh3 won’t get worked on in earnest until ff15 is completed soooo you better find yourself a fucking tardis and skip ahead for kh 3 buddy. It’s development time will outlive you.

  • LordKaiser

    Is is possible that Xbone is the cause of the delay?

    • $18114340

      Considering they’re waiting until a Playstation dev interview, I would think it’s more likely that it’s the PS4 that’s the cause of the delay. Sony probably wants to center all the Final Fantasy hype around their console specifically. Microsoft has already demonstrated that they don’t really care about Final Fantasy and neither do the fans (about the XB1, rather), and the console doesn’t even have a release date in Japan anyway.

      • Guest

        PS4 release date is February 22 in Japan.

      • SuperLuigi

        I’m buying an xbox one at launch and I care about ff XV and played xi and xiii on my 360. Don’t be so quick to judge.

        • Budgiecat

          You’re buying the wrong console. There’s no Yakuza on it…

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Wii U has Yakuza on it. That doesn’t mean it’s right though, lol.

            • Budgiecat

              Yeah thats very wrong.

          • SuperLuigi

            Yakuza is coming to ps3 also so I’m good.

            • Budgiecat

              You’re buying the wrong console…

        • $18114340

          You’re in the vast minority of FF fans and an extremely small part of the demographic Square Enix is apparently aiming this game at. I’m not judging you, I’m just saying that I think it’s pretty obvious where Square Enix is concentrating most of their marketing muscle for the brand, and it’s not on the Xbox. I’m just stating a conclusion based on facts — Final Fantasy is popular in Japan, and the Xbox isn’t.

          • SuperLuigi

            Well my smaller amount of people is still enough sales to make a version on xbox. By the time this game comes out ill prob own my ps4 by then. I don’t see this game coming out anytime soon.

            • $18114340

              Again, with all due respect, you’re absolutely not the part of the fanbase that Square Enix is currently marketing towards and if you don’t plan on buying the game at launch then you represent a very negligible portion of the game’s impact on Square Enix’s immediate business plans.

              I’m not trying to shunt you, I’m trying to point out that I think the delay is probably because of Sony, and you’re getting defensive about it.

      • EX+

        So when is the interview? During TGS?

  • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

    No shit… I really given up on this games, if it comes out it comes out. Square Enix has really pushed the limit of their fanbase, when it comes to this game. I’m more then sure some have died waiting for this to be release.

    • $18114340

      it’s funny because you wouldn’t know which Square Enix game he was talking about if you copy and pasted it into every article mentioning the company for the past seven years

    • Grey Elf

      don’t worry, your grandkids will enjoy this game when it’s released.

      • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

        No! My grand kids, grand kids will enjoy this when it’s released.

  • King-Podigy-X

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DarkLegacy

    We need a release date, this game just turned awesome, I wonder if there are gonna be cutscenes at TGS this week or just a new trailer showing some gameplay and cutscenes

  • Tetsu
    • Rem

      There’s no confirmation as to whether this announcement has happened at the last minute or whether Square Enix had planned not to present XV from the start.

      The source seems suspect. I’m not talking about FF Reunion but rather the nature of the announcement. It’s not posted conspicuously on the PS Community Japan site but instead, through a message from staff? Unless all Conversations with Creators announcements go through this process?

      The best course of action is to go to TGS, obviously, but if you can’t do that, you may as well wait until TGS to see if XV doesn’t show up. In the meantime, look forward to the interview.

  • DragonSix

    Yeah so, the game is still not even close to done. What the fuck are they doing?

    • Grey Elf

      Should be out by the time ps6 launches, don’t worry.

  • Red Makuzawa

    They didn’t say that he isn’t going to share more information in the video.

    What ever happen to you saying this Nomura on famitsu. (google translator is really bad)

    Message to users –

    “It would have kept you waiting very Nomura, really sorry. This announcement is, I hope has become to that meet the expectations of everyone who wait. Now, quality will bump still. Because I think the machine announcement, we would like to put out the information on the occasion of such a large event, such as the Tokyo Game Show, Please pay attention to the evolution of the future of “FFXV”. In the current machine, there is also the part that is said development of Japan as lagging behind overseas. I think in the next generation, we want to show you in this work, and that they do not never.”

  • Willgaea

    First pokemon, now this? I guess it’s okay considering both companies are working on something for us to play.

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah but we’ve been saying this since 2006…

      • Rem

        I suppose the wait didn’t become ridiculous until 2007 at the earliest.

      • Willgaea

        What would your guess for the release date of FF15? I’m hoping for 2014, but I’m thinking it might be pushed all they way to Q2 2015.

  • kiri25

    Well moving to next gen and might be trying to find a way to make the game look great on both consoles without downgrading the other.

    http://m.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/ps4-is-50-faster-than-xbox-one-says-developers-1181352

    Of course tweaks are still be made for both consoles so maybe it will all work, would suck to pay more for the console that will deliver less quality. Of course the short comings of one console in my opinion should not result in the downgrading off a game just so they look the same on both.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Please be excited

  • King-Podigy-X

    It’s all M$ fault.

  • Budgiecat

    Okay guys I made it to Nomura’s house…..where do I set the C4? Toilet bowl, garage or the under the bed?

    • Ni ~Algidus~

      in the closet since we know the he loves belts and zipper. and in the nearest host club too

    • Ratsuki

      Better you set that C4 at some superior’s office at Square Enix HQ. With them gone hopefully Nomura can say whatever he want.

    • Willgaea

      In the backyard. It might turn out to be a Midgar crater.

  • Martian Wong

    experience a glimpse of Final Fantasy XV…ehh…what does that mean? A short trailer?

    • Rem

      Perhaps the video contains interspersions of footage within Nomura’s interview.

      • Martian Wong

        After reading it couple times, I suppose the video refers to the video of the interview. I hope he will talk about the game in details. I dont need a new trailer, I just got two this year.

        • Gigus

          You better hire top class ninjas to guard nomura from Square Enix if you want him to speak freely about the game. I really don’t get why Square Enix doesn’t let Nomura do what he wants to do.

          • Martian Wong

            I will hire the top ninja and the best assassins in this world and have them guard Nomura. I will even protect him from SE. Joke aside, SE just want all the messes of FFXIV and Lightning to be out of the window before Nomura can really shine. Sigh, now that I think about it, Lightning and FFXIV has been around us for 8+years. When will they go away? At that time, my army will be ready.

            • Gigus

              Both 13 and 14 can stay. 13 seems to have a pretty good fan base and if their happy, why not. 14’s new title really is a realm reborn (lame joke inserted). I haven’t played the final game yet but during the beta in june and july, it was really something. I really wanna jump into it as it is my first MMO but nothing has really forced me to go back to the world of Eorza.

              • Martian Wong

                I am referring to that as soon as they get released, FFXV can be released. I dont think SE want to put all three big titles too close to each others.

                • Gigus

                  I think we’ll get 15 late 2014, early 2015. Its a stretch but the game really needs all the fine tuning it can get since SE has finally made up their minds on what they wanna do with FFXV. To be honest, I’ll be happy if they announce KH 2.5 and finally release type-0 to the west next year. That will revitalize the Square Soft fan in me.

                  • Martian Wong

                    Now I am back to my usual mind about it: There is always a major gaming event coming such as Jump Festa, Next E3 and TGS. And I will play the game when it comes out. I will preorder the Collector Edition of FFXV as soon as they announce it.

          • Rem

            Nomura’s a mere “salaryman.” Corporate life in Japan can be quite the experience, and not in a good way.

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    you guys have too much faith in SE. if you didn’t had the thought of this happening and looked only to the good side it’s your own fault for being disapointed. since this is happening for the last 7 years

  • LastBoss

    So there initially IS supposed to be a new trailer then? Either way I’m cool, cause the E3 trailer was incredible and still fresh in my mind. The amount of detail & style in this game is compelling.

  • Rikimaru

    This just fucking ruins my day but on the plus side at least we wont need to complain when they don`t show it during TGS.

  • Grey Elf

    This is effing retarded. “there are things I cannot say yet”. Really? Even after like, 7 years of development?

    Also, at the biggest (or is it only?) games conference in Japan, you have nothing new to show???

    • Gigus

      Blame SE, not Nomura. Nice avi btw. Makes me wanna see the Angelina Jolie Maleficent movie XD

      • iam_yotbox

        Poor guy gets far more flak than he deserves…

    • SOLOmio

      Gigus is right! the heads of SE are the ones at fault! first the bad choice of wasting money in two remasters that most of players don’t give a damn about it will surprise me if people really buy those games! I mean if u should invest money not wasting it! they so many of their past titles that deserve a (remake) not remaster that they could’v invested in!

      EDIT:
      I love Angelina Jolie and some how i like Maleficent. I would like if she appeared in KH3

  • iam_yotbox

    Hating people isn’t really my thing… but confound it SE, you make it way too easy to dislike you so hard. Development Diaries, interviews, three pieces of concept art your department is arguing over, give me something.

  • Souji Tendou

    I’m actually amused that people are still waiting for this. :p
    Well look at that, no update on this year TGS. Might as well wait till 2020 for this game. :p

  • Aldridge517

    The trolling continues. I’ll see you guys in 2 years when the next bit of info comes out :P

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Come on now, we’ll have more soons first!

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    Please be excited.

    • Martian Wong

      I always want to ask them, excited for what?

  • lanister

    Seriously im fed up with SE and this radio silence. They said at E3 the would be pulling back the curtain and sharing info on the game regularly. So whats the hold up? All so they can give the spot light to LR FFXIII, a game the should never have existed in the first place.

    • SOLOmio

      maybe they screw up in something!

  • SOLOmio

    how can i be excited if none of my fantasies gonna be on the game and the trailers don’t give a significant info to be excited about!!