Speaking to Game Informer in their April 2016 issue, Final Fantasy XV Game Director Hajime Tabata said that he wants to create an emotional ending for everyone who spent time playing the game:
I want to create a very emotional ending to the game and want to make as many people cry as possible. You’re spending so many hours playing the game, so when I finish a game and it ends on a sour note and it doesn’t move me, it gets me disappointed. At least make me cry or give me some emotion! I want to give a moving ending for the consumers who invest so much time.
After mentioning how there are Final Fantasy VII team members working on FFXV, Tabata revealed they’re trying to top it:
They’re taking on the challenge of trying to exceed that title once more, which is a great motivator for them. FFVII sets a very high goal for us, but it serves as a good goal. It brought in new audiences, sales, and more.
We’ll learn Final Fantasy XV’s PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release date on March 30 at the Uncovered event.