Square's Tabata Keen on PS Vita Development


It's the most celebrated entry in the Fabula Nova Crystallis sub-series so far, and last year Final Fantasy Type-0 took home the Golden Prize at the PlayStation Awards in Japan.

Now the PSP title's director Hajime Tabata is eager to work on a Final Fantasy title for the PlayStation Vita.

In an interview reflecting on last year's win (as this year's show approaches), Tabata talked up the handheld's potential for strong presentation - an important element in nearly every FF game - and seemed impressed with the hardware overall. His comments (via Gematsu):

“When I first experienced it, I thought the screen was indeed large and beautiful. The touch screen function worked well, overall I had an impression it was an exceedingly good piece of hardware. Since I continued making Final Fantasy titles on the PSP, I myself have an interest in going to a larger device, and as someone concerned with game production, there is nothing other than the Vita that offers that largeness and high density, high luminescence, and ability to draw high quality graphic images.
“With all that in mind, it’s a very appealing device. I already had wanted to create a genuine Final Fantasy title for mobile devices and I ended up making Final Fantasy Type-0, so I can’t say immediately that there is something in mind, but if there is an opportunity I’d definitely like to try making a game for the PS Vita.”

An international release of Type-0 is still hoped for.