FINAL FANTASY XV
Square Enix isn’t finished with Final Fantasy XV just yet and a load of content is on its way
With the recent release of the ‘Royal Edition’, which collects all of the DLC released to date, some may have understandably thought that Final
Fantasy XV was coming to a close, but if you’re one of those people, we’ve got some news for you. It was already mentioned last year by director Hajime Tabata that following the positive player feedback for the previous three episodes they would release more content for this already enormous fantasy RPG, and during this year’s PAX East we got a small glimpse and a few details that are quite tantalising.
This DLC will come in the form of four new episodes, similar to the three previous ones that each centred around one of Noctis’s best pals and travelling companions. Episode one will focus on Ardyn, and will surprise many given that this chap is the antagonist of the main game. Its description, shown during the panel, reads, “This story portrays the struggles of Ardyn. Witness the resentment he harboured toward Lucis for over 2,000 years, and his clashes with the Astrals”. The next episode will be a side story “about the Starscourge depicted from the Niflheim’s perspective. The final day of the Empire turns out to be Aranea’s worst day”. Episode two sees the return of Lunafreya and is described as, “This story’s about Luna’s fate, which not even death can save her from. Her battle to save the one she loves overturns the destiny dealt to the Lucian King.” The final chapter (but is it really going to be the final one?) will feature Noctis once again. “Parting ways with the Astrals, Noctis embarks upon his final battle in order to attain the ideal future for all his people.” From the sounds of things, maybe this will be the ‘final’ piece of content for FFXV.
Each of these episodes sound just as intriguing as the next and given that Square Enix has described them as “A future everyone longed for,” along with some concept art that shows Ardyn having a picnic with Noctis and crew, this gives credence to the idea that we may be dealing with alternate events and get an opportunity to see how things could have been different. We didn’t know how much we wanted extra FFXV content until the official announcement and now all we can think about is jumping back into the shoes of Noctis and tearing it up in Eos.
The multiplayer segment of FFXV, Comrades, also got some attention during the developers’ panel as it looks to be getting its own standalone release this summer. We’re unsure if this will be available for free or not, but it’s certainly an interesting move from the developers who must have bigger plans for its future. It’s possible that they’ll want to continue working on the multiplayer segment long after work on the main game has finished. Okay, maybe this isn’t the end, after all. Keep an eye on OXM for all the latest news about FFXV.
“We didn’t know how much we wanted extra content until the announcement”
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