I don't understand why publishers allow talk like this if the don't have any concrete plans. Like why hint at FF15 Switch in that stream then flip flop everywhere to say you have no plans. Why not a definitive yes or a definitive no?
Double edged sword, you want to be close to your fan base and try and have a direct line of communication, but sometimes you get stuff like this too.
Tabata's bluntness has been refreshing at times and if you ask journalists they love interviewing him because he doesnt give typical PR answers, but its also hurt them. You can see a direct line between Tabata's promised cutscene patches and the review scores going down after that statement. Alot of people forget that XV was sitting on an 86 metacritic after the first 30 something reviews, it went all the way down to 81 after he talked about patching in cut scenes.