Final Fantasy Type-0 HD comes out tomorrow for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but the original game almost never saw the light of day on PSP, according to Square-Enix.
Speaking to IGN, director Hajime Tabata revealed that his attempts to balance development of both the Final Fantasy spin-off and the Parasite Eve sequel The 3rd Birthday proved difficult at the time, and nearly resulted in a cancellation of Type-0.
“The 3rd Birthday and Final Fantasy Type-0 are the titles that were in development at the same time,” Tabata said. “In regards to cancelling, we actually came really close when management gave me direct orders to focus on developing The 3rd Birthday, requiring me to step away from developing Final Fantasy Type-0 for about a year.”
Tabata’s moving away from the project apparently resulted in the game’s development team being downsized significantly, with Tabata saying that Square “had to scale down the Final Fantasy Type-0 development and continue minimally.”
The game was eventually released in Japan for PlayStation Portable in 2011, but will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One tomorrow, March 17th. For more on the HD remaster, check out the Gaming Trend review.