Hajime Tabata, is one of Square-Enix’s top executives, serving as director on notable projects such as Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Type-0 and The 3rd Birthday. Both Type-0 and CRISIS CORE proved critical and commercial successes, allowing Tabata to take home two PlayStation Awards Gold Prizes for his efforts in the recent years. (A Gold Prize is awarded to a game selling over 500,000 copies.) Tabata sat down and chatted with PlayStation Japan recently in a Creator Interview conducted for a PlayStation Awards 2012 feature.
Regarding future Vita games Tabata said: "The first thing I thought when I saw the Vita was how big and beautiful
the display was. The feel of the touch screen was good, and I got the
impression that this was a very good piece of hardware indeed. I’ve
been making FF titles on the PSP up until now, so for
me personally, my interest was gravitating towards a yet bigger device,
however, as someone involved in game development, no other hardware
other than the PS Vita can produce graphics with that degree of high
density, high luminosity and high quality. In that regard, it’s very
attractive to me. Type-0 was the game I went into making hoping to bring a real FF title
to portable game devices, and while I can’t do something right this
moment, in the future, if granted the opportunity, I’d like to make a
game for the PS Vita as well."