It seems Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata learned about Microsoft’s Project Scorpio just like the rest of us, during E3. According to Tabata, he was backstage while Phil Spencer, Head Executive of Xbox, made the announcement at Microsoft’s press conference.
In an interview with Kotaku, Tabata said, “I first learned about Scorpio at the [Microsoft] conference. I was there waiting in the green room and I go ‘ooh wow, what’s that?’”
After finding out about Scorpio, he was asked about his thoughts on the new console iteration. “Until I actually see something moving on it I’m not gonna get a real feeling of what it can do and grasp it, but certainly listening to the specs being reeled off, I think that did sound like something that’s got quite a lot of potential,” Tabata responded.
“It’d be really great though if we could have Final Fantasy XV something we can play on the current-generation Xbox One and PS4 and also give them that choice that when the new, stronger-generation hardware comes out, to have them play at that level as well,” he continued.
Project Scorpio is planned to release the holiday season of 2017. Final Fantasy XV is set to release on September 30th on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.