Last month, it was revealed that Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, has resigned from Square Enix. In a statement regarding his next plans, he said he had “a project that I truly wish to solidify as my next challenge after Final Fantasy XV. For that reason, I have decided to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal.”
On Monday, Tabata announced his new project on Facebook, posting an image of the logo for his new game development studio, JP Games. In the description, he wrote:
I started up my own company called “JP GAMES,Inc.”
Right now, we are preparing for a target January 2019 launch.
And to everyone who has assisted me until today—I kindly ask for your ongoing support.
For now, not much is known besides the logo and the targeted launch, but fans are looking forward to what Tabata has in store. Before departing from Square Enix and Luminous Productions, he most notably worked on Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy Type-0, Kingdom Hearts Coded and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII.