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Report: Final Fantasy XV might be heading to Jump Festa 2016 (Update) By Red Makuzawa on November 27, 2015 at 1:54 AM

Update: It appears that VGTime has misunderstood what Hajime Tabata told them in their interview. Some of their translation from Japanese to Chinese have been mixed around to say something completely different to what Tabata told them such as the part about the “Japanese event not too far from now” and a bit about the upcoming demo.

During an interview with VGTime, director Hajime Tabata revealed that Final Fantasy XV will be appearing in a Japanese event “not too far from now” – likely talking about Jump Festa 2016. Alongside this, Tabata mentioned that he and the FFXV team may have a demo prepared to show during this time. We would like to note they mentioned before that they will be sharing more about this demo at the March event. He further adds that the demo will be “small in comparison to the previous demos” and hopes that more users will have a chance to experience it.

Recently at Tokyo Game Show 2015, Tabata announced that the next Active Time Report might happen around the end of 2015 or in early 2016, which now presents the possibility for it to take place next month in December and maybe even during Jump Festa 2016.

Additionally, the director was asked if the game will either have “free” or “paid” content for the game and he answered with the following: “We understand that there is demand for DLCs across all regions during the period of the game’s release. As such, we are still in the process of planning. It could be either paid or free. But the objective is to improve the player content.”

Square Enix has yet to officially reveal the dates for the next showing of Final Fantasy XV and the release of its new, previously promised demo.

Thanks @NoeruBuster for the translation.

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  • Wazi the pa

    After hearing this, I think it’s time for some wise words.

    A wise man once said: “Hold on to your butts”.

  • Jesus Christ

    Thanks for making us wait, again.

    #SarcasmIntended >_>

  • Kaizokugami

    Can’t wait to see what they’ll show us at Jump Festa. Looking forward to it.

  • Mehmed

    I don’t think we’ll get much of Information beside new and changed information about the enemies.
    The great newsflash will come in March next year. I also think that we might get a little demo for everyone.

  • vishmarx

    it literally says there’s a new demo
    my bet is we’ll finally see magic

  • Nick Greeley

    Please, be excited you guys!

  • stevenm281

    they better not announce that magic will be released as free DLC

  • Martian Wong

    If that is real, they have take it too far with DLC.

  • Objection. Hear say.

  • Tom

    I know I’m not in the main stream’s camp but I don’t think that DLC is something players want, it’s usually more like a cash-in on the game.

  • AbsolvedMonarch

    DLC was a nice feature at first but now it’s ruining game …

  • Viktor Kateliev

    when they last discussed DLC in any way earlier this year, they mentioned airships controllable and gilgamesh being included, it will be like witcher 3 though, a small edition, in the sense that the full game is packed with content and world

  • It’s good that they want to release yet another demo. They’ve reached a milestone (beta) and want the public to know what they think about it before they finalize everything. Also, we know about this, they’re going to be talking about Nifleheim who are the main antagonists in the story. And maybe some sort of mini-game. Not too much, but just enough to hold us out till March when the big news finally arrives!

  • Wazi the pa

    Lets see how it goes……. If they do the DLCs right, people won’t complain….

  • If they’re going to give DLC, I would like to see outfits, weapons, and customizations for the Regalia. But don’t make the weapons stupidly weak compared to the story weapons. FFXIII-2’s weapon DLC is a mistake we don’t need again.

  • highsky00

    Don’t be too hype guys .Calm down ,we don’t know if they are really going to show the new demo .

  • Red Makuzawa

    Yep, the site that did the interview might of mixed the translation. Well that’s what I have been hearing from a few people. A put a disclaimer in the article just incase.

  • Staci Toner

    Give me a dlc that gives prompto his floofy hair back and his rounder face.

  • Doge-With-It

    how about focusing on the main game instead of another demo? 1 demo is enough….

  • highsky00

    Because ED is so different from the things players can expect from the full game now, and not everyone can experience it .So yes ,a new demo with near finish product features ,tech and free is the right demo .Everyone who has PS4 and X1 can play it without paying anything and it will give them a clearer look about what the final product will be .

  • Soraia Pires

    Wait, wait, wait.
    Back at TGS, they said that if they ever released dlc, it would be free… but now it might be paid? The more I listen, the less impressed I am.

  • swiss

    i thought the dlc was going to be free? what the hell man

  • FFdiehardfan

    Pc version Squarenix ?

  • Red Makuzawa

    Just wanted to do a little update as you can already see from the recent FFXV article. It’s still entirely possible they could a new trailer at Jump Festa 16 and also show it at that event Hajime Tabata and Wan Hazmer is attending on the same day. Let’s just say that it’s not going to be having an ATR on Jump Festa this year. Oh, and like I said before. VGTime changed the translations a lot and what you heard above is pretty much misunderstanding of what Tabata said right in front of them.