The director of Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata, has said that progress is being made with the title and the team is about 60% done with the title.
Now, considering it was 55% complete last September, that sounds like the game is moving incredibly slowly – however, Tabata is eager to explain that it’s more complicated than that. Speaking to IGN, Tabata said:
“It’s about 60 percent now,” he says. “People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ but it’s actually a lot more complicated than that.
“In some ways I’m being very conservative in my estimates there and not wanting to put out too big a number. Developing big games on a large scale like this… it’s not very even in terms of each area of the game being created, so you have uneven development processes where some things are nearly done, and others are still at prototype stage.
“What we’ve tried to do for the demo is we took what we had ready by last autumn and had some teams spend some time to make sure it’s optimised to show to the public now. The order in which you develop something obviously isn’t going to see you complete something and then move onto the next thing, so some things in the middle of development had to be shoved forward to be ready for the public and that’s what we’ve done with the demo.
“But because of the way development works, now we’ve seen a solid milestone, and using that it means the end is in sight in some ways. After that’s released and we continue on with development there may be times where we move on with massive leaps and bounds, so the overall number shoots up by 10 percent at a time. I think we’re looking at a much faster development in the near future.”