The Developer's Office is a fun little addition to Final Fantasy IV. Located inside the Dwarven Castle's Lali-ho Pub, players could access it through a hidden passage, discovering in-game versions of IV's development staff, like director Hironobu Sakaguchi as a red chocobo or composer Nobou Uematsu playing a Hummingway.
It's a fun Easter Egg to encounter but sadly, Square Enix has removed it from IV's recent Pixel Remaster. Instead of encountering the original staff members, players trying to access it can only see a note on the door, stating the developer's office is currently abandoned.
Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster Has Cut The Developer's Office
Presently, it remains unclear why Square Enix has done this, considering it previously appeared in Final Fantasy IV's ports for PS1, WonderSwan, GBA, PSP and the 3D Remake on Nintendo DS. We've reached out to Square Enix for comment, but haven't heard back at this time.
We previously took a look at the first three Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters, awarding the wider set a 4/5. Calling it a "slightly uneven collection", we advised that the "core material is still brilliant," and you can check those out now on Steam or iOS/Android.