Hiroki Chiba (千葉 広樹, Chiba Hiroki?) is a Japanese video game event director and scenario writer who has been working for Square Enix since 1993. He was the event director of Final Fantasy VIII (1999) and Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- (2006). He made his directorial debut with World of Final Fantasy (2016).
Chiba started helping as an event planner, coming up with the different scenarios and structuring each cinematic. It involved working with many departments, including the sound team and the graphics team, and thus Chiba felt transitioning to directing games was not that major a change as the things he had worked with before had led to directorial work. Chiba has identified Hironobu Sakaguchi, Hiromichi Tanaka (Secret of Mana), and Yoshinori Kitase as people who had taught him many things in game design and creation.
Works within the series
|Final Fantasy VII||1997||Event Planner|
|Final Fantasy VIII||1999||Event Director, Scenario Writer (with Kazushige Nojima)|
|Final Fantasy X||2001||Event Planner|
|Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-||2006||Event Director & Scenario|
|Final Fantasy Type-0||2011||Lead Scenario Writer|
|Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||2013||Scenario Writer (with Kazuhiko Yajima and Akiko Ishibashi)|
|Final Fantasy Type-0 HD||2015||Lead Scenario Writer|
|World of Final Fantasy||2016||Director, Lead Scenario Writer|
- World of Final Fantasy: Interview With Game Director Hiroki Chiba (Accessed: April 20, 2018) at SplayStation Insider
- World of Final Fantasy’s Director Has Three Goals For The Game (Accessed: June 16, 2015) at Siliconera.com
- 発売日決定記念！『ワールド オブ ファイナルファンタジー』千葉広樹氏と橋本真司氏にインタビュー (Accessed: April 20, 2018) at Famitsu.com