Final Fantasy XV's Director is Making an Official Paralympics Game

By Laura Kate Dale on at

Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata and his newly formed studio JP Games are developing The Pegasus Dream Tour, the first ever official Paralympics video game.

Announced by the International Paralympic Committee, the game is part of an initiative to bring more attention to the Paralympics, seemingly by dousing the event in neon anime aesthetics.

The game is a sports RPG, set in a fictional city, where characters can activate special abilities while taking part in events from the games. Tabata hopes to use the game to properly present "the wonders that are unique to Paralympic sports". Details are currently light, and I'm mainly curious if the characters' wings in the promotion art mean these in-game disabled athletes will have the power to fly.

Considering Tabata's pedigree creating high-end RPGs, we have hope that this should at least be a well made project.

The Pegasus Dream Tour will release in 2020, in time to promote the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Platforms were not officially announced, beyond a vague "various platforms including smartphones".