The saga of Final Fantasy XV will lower off abruptly, as Square Enix final night time introduced they’ve cancelled three of its 4 upcoming story DLCs. FFXV director Hajime Tabata has left the corporate too, planning to start out his personal firm for his personal mission. So… that’s in regards to the finish of that. The DLC story episode starring antagonist Ardyn continues to be coming, as are extra of the multiplayer Comrades and a few FFXIV crossover gubbins, however the DLCs targeted on Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis are within the bin.
FFXV international model director Akio Ofuji stated in the video presentation that “the company has made an important directional change, and the decision has been made to re-examine these projects.” He defined that Luminous Productions, the Square Enix studio inbuilt 2018 from the core of the FFXV workforce to assist the game in addition to make new games, will concentrate on the brand new. Squeenix increase elsewhere that they “decided to focus [Luminous’s] development efforts on large-scale, high-quality AAA game titles, which best leverages [their] strengths.”
Ofuji stated that “the desire is to deliver this new AAA experience to everyone even a day sooner,” so that they’re slicing their FFXV DLC plans brief. I wouldn’t maintain out a lot hope for plans to expand FFXV’s mod tools both.
Episode Ardyn producer Yuji Shinoda did add that whereas the opposite three episodes of the second season received’t come as DLC, “we still hope to deliver something that showcases what type of story we were aiming to deliver in some way, shape, or form.”
With FFXV now winding up prematurely, it appears Hajime Tabata is placing out on his personal. Squeenix introduced his departure in the identical presentation, with Ofuji studying a letter from him.
“In regards to my next endeavours and near future, I have a project that I truly wish to solidify as my next challenge after FFXV,” Tabata wrote. “For that reason, I have decided to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal.”
It’s not throughout fairly but, with Episode Ardyn on account of launch in spring 2019 and extra ins and outs coming earlier than then. Look, Ardyn:
A brand new quest crossing over with Final Fantasy XIV is approaching December 13th (or the 12th in North America). Noctis and the laaads will meet the catgirl Y’jhimei and duff up Garuda, a birdy boss from the MMORPG. Like so:
More stuff… PC won’t see the standalone model of FFXV’s multiplayer enlargement, Comrades, however consoles nonetheless will. PC will nonetheless get new content material, thoughts, in new bosses, weapons, and costumes. That’s additionally due on December 13th.
That’s yer lot.