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Square Enix hires XPEC to help complete development of Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy XV is a large project, so it’s not surprising that they require some extra assistance to help complete the game.

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News 04 Feb 2015, 03:14 IST
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Square Enix’s upcoming Final Fantasy XV is a large project, so it’s not surprising that they require some extra assistance to help complete the game. According to a report by Nova Crystallis, the company has outsourced part of the games development to a Taiwanese company called XPEC.

XPEC is one of the many companies that Square Enix has partnered up with in order to complete the nearly decade long project. Square Enix had announced its collaboration with the company at the recent Taipei Game Show. Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata, has stated that the collaboration with the Taiwanese company was important as this was a “large scale project” which required their help to complete.

XPEC CEO Xu Jinlong and Chariman Aaron Hsu were also present at the announcement, where they expressed their excitement to work on such a highly anticipated project, especially since most of their staff are also big fans of the game series. So far, the team has worked on the games train station level which was revealed over the weekend. Jinlong then stated that he would have liked to have showcased more of their work, but cannot do so as they are heavily involved in development of the second half of the game.

The Taiwanese company is not the only non-Japanese developer that Square Enix has recruited. The company have also recently hired Malaysian developer Wan Hazmer, as the lead game designer for XV’s open environments. A demo copy of Final Fantasy XV will be included in the “Day One” batch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Collector’s Edition.

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