Square Enix Getting Extra Help For Final Fantasy XV

by Damian Seeto

Final Fantasy XV has been tough to develop, so Square Enix has seeked out help in the form of developer HexaDrive.

Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata, revealed in a new interview with Famitsu that Square Enix has been collaborating with HexaDrive for the past two years. Hexadrive has been assisting Square Enix on the game shortly before the E3 2013.

HexaDrive came on board when Final Fantasy XV was still known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Hexadrive had to assist the development team to complete the game and make a system that works. It looks like this partnership has paid off since a lot of progress has been made to the game’s development for the past two years. Final Fantasy XV is now 60 percent from being finished. Before that, Square Enix was struggling to get any progress done…

HexaDrive has more recently assisted Square Enix to develop Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. The independent developer has also worked on other titles like Okami HD, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D and more.

Square Enix and HexaDrive even went location scouting in Chiba to find a cave that was an inspiration to the dungeon we saw from the Final Fantasy XV demo.

Fans better thank HexaDrive as it looks like Final Fantasy XV wouldn’t have been possible without their help.

- This article was updated on April 8th, 2015