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Final Fantasy XV Developers Attending ComicFiesta 2014

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Square Enix will be at ComicFiesta 2014, which is a Malaysian expo focusing on video games, anime, manga and cosplaying. The company hasn’t revealed their line-up yet, but Final Fantasy XV developers such as the producer Shinji Hashimoto and the lead game designer Wan Hazmer will be there.

Since ComicFiesta will be arranged on 27th December – a week after Jump Festa 2015 – it is very likely they will be showing the same footage, which we will be seeing this weekend. However, the developers may be explaining more about the development and revealing interesting details behind the Final Fantasy XV technology, Luminous Engine.

ComicFiesta wrote an introduction text about Hashimoto and Weizer. We recommend reading it if you aren’t familiar with them already.

Shinji Hashimoto – Executive Officer of Square Enix Co. Ltd. Senior Executive Managing Officer of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd

He has served in the game industry since 1983 when he joined BANDAI Co., Ltd. He moved onto Square Co., Ltd. (currently SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.) in 1995 and has managed production of the Kingdom Hearts series which has marked 20 million units shipment worldwide. He was also the producer of FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN®, a CG film based on the PlayStation game FINAL FANTASY VII. And many others!

Wan Hazmer – Lead Game Designer, FINAL FANTASY XV – Game Designer, FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0

Wan Hazmer was an independent game developer in his home city, Kuala Lumpur before moving over to Tokyo to work for SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. in 2010. He is now the lead game designer for FINAL FANTASY XV, planning the playability and creative direction for the upcoming entry in the FINAL FANTASY series. He also worked on the game design of FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0

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