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Tabata talks DLC for Final Fantasy XV, extra story being considered By Red Makuzawa on April 4, 2016 at 3:53 AM

During a media event following Uncovered Final Fantasy XV, which took place late last week, director Hajime Tabata talked at length about the game – including a few bits about post-launch downloadable content and VR technologies.

Tabata was asked if there are plans to use the base of Final Fantasy XV‘s universe for Final Fantasy XVI. While the game (XVI) has yet to be officially announced by Square Enix in any capacity, he says that XV will remain its own thing.

Moving on, Tabata says the FFXV team is interested in VR and they have done all sorts of tests for about a year now. If they think there is something that could work they’ll consider offering it. Tabata believes that VR will be a new type of experience, rather than a limiting one. In an effort to explore additional technology readily available, the DualShock 4’s touchpad will come into play, although its planned use has yet to be implemented into the game.

Final Fantasy XV has free and paid DLC planned, but there isn’t anything to reveal just yet as they’re still working out the specifics. Since production does have its costs, paid DLC is a necessity. The team is also thinking of doing something for those who play Final Fantasy XV for a long time – including the possibility of additional scenario content.

Final Fantasy XV is due out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30th worldwide. You can read our coverage from Uncovered and beyond here.

Via: Dengeki and Game Watch.

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  • Miqote

    DLC is always good. Better than the tacted on sequels we got for XIII series. But the reporter who even entertained the thought of using XV lore for XVI’s lore should be slapped in the face.

  • Thomas

    For the paid DLC they will probably put in bosses from other games such as Gilgamesh like they did with XIII-2 and the DLC arena battles. Either that or a whole new story scenario

  • Noctis

    this means only one thing…..Noctis won`t die 😀

  • Noctis

    yeah this is the only game i will buy every dlc you can get, and also phisical stuff I`m so fucking addicted

  • Mr. Teddie

    Paid story DLC is a scary thought for a game like this. If it does become a thing, hopefully it won’t be anything substantial…

  • Dongmatteezzy

    Paid DLC………NOOOOO!!! My worst nightmare!!!!! I can’t even pre-order the Ultimate Collectors Edition cause they don’t ship here in the Philippines FUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!! -_-

  • Noctis Pendragon

    He was talking about the movie + anime + mobile game + console game combo .

  • Average Afro

    Witcher 3 did it and no one complained?

  • Artemis Polara

    Unless it’s set mid story or can be done at any time once certain areas are unlocked.

  • Codes McGodes

    Uhhhh no it doesn’t? After beating every other game in the series, the game just goes back to before the final battle. If he were to die in the ending, the DLC would likely not be affected unless it takes place post-ending with a very dead Noctis.

    In fact, I seem to remember one game from the series in recent memory where one of the main characters dies at the end, and the game still got plenty of DLC, some of which was story content that took place directly after the ending.

    *SPOILER*

    *SPOILER*
    *SPOILER*
    *SPOILER*
    *SPOILER*

    I’m talking of course of FFXIII-2.

  • Höckernase

    And FFX-2? ;D

  • MHDRem

    Not for such a game which fans have been waiting for a decade

  • Noctis

    I will gladly give square enix also my soul for this game. They can come and pick me up directly if they want

  • It’s great that FFXV universe won’t serve as base for FFXVI. I would rather to have a brand new mythology for every numbered title.

    About the DLC… Well, I’m okay with it. As long they do it right with awesome content, why not? Maybe we could have DLC whose protagonist isn’t Noctis. I would like to play a small campaing with Luna, Cor, Gladious and of course the awesome Prompto!

  • Yuntu

    Why not? Seriously if they something awesome together, why the hell not. Or would you rather see an XV-2 and 3 to make them money back?

  • Yuntu

    Better than having a trilogy of games I think.

  • Sith Fisto

    Seeing that Witcher 3 has only free DLC and paid expansion packs, I don’t think anyone should complain.

    People seem to have forgotten the term “expansion pack,” which to me is a perfectly valid way to give paid content. Difference is that an expansion pack expands the experience with proper value (like the Witcher 3 expansions do), and DLC… well, doesn’t.

    It’s not that I mind paying for small story expansions like in FFXII-2, but was that in all honesty really that significant? I would actually gladly pay more money if it meant more actual gameplay, not just a silly little skin or something other. Same goes for the whole season pass -business. But why offer more when people will pay for less?

    -And yes, I’m a Witcher 3 fan, but also ordered the ridiculously prized collector’s edition for this thing 😉 I would of course prefer that if a season pass -type thing comes for FFXV it would be included in the collector’s edition, but this is Square Enix we’re talking about, so I’m not very hopeful.

  • Wazi the pa

    Paid DLCs for FFXV is fine if it has value in them. Think Witcher 3 and their paid DLCs. Anything like that and no one will complain. I guarantee you that.

  • Yuntu

    He probably meant the approach to realism.

  • Aulix Indragonz

    before the paid dlc the devs gave the players more than 10 free dlc
    don’t think anyone should complain after getting that kind of treatment

  • Shebua

    took the words right out of my mouth, thnx 😛

  • Anton Villarica Lagda

    Go to facebook and search Pax Corps. he sells PS4 games, including the Ultimate Collector’s Edition of FFXV… Hopefully it isn’t sold out yet. He’s from the Philippines.

  • Anton Villarica Lagda

    Yup, but you must understand FFXIII-2 had a weak story, and it’s terrible to be exact. It was a clear cash grab… Main numbered Final Fantasy always makes there protagonist survive the odds, I hope they do the same with Noctis.

  • Kostas Halabalakis

    witcher 3 has 16 free dlc
    9.90 euros for 10+ hours expassion .
    + Free DRM … 😛

  • alef321

    I would rather get a dlc that makes the game 60 fps :v

  • Yuntu

    We would need a new console or a stronger one for that if we don`t want massive sacrificies graphically. And this is a franchise known for superb graphics, so yeah not happening.

  • Dongmatteezzy

    Thanks! I appreciate it but I don’t see any posts of him related to UCE FFXV 🙁

  • Larxene howar

    The DLC is called PC but it’s not ready yet

  • D.3ND

    No, it’s called Mod.

  • D.3ND

    Looks like they’re taking cues from CD Projekt, i’m willing to pay for the paid DLC’s.

  • Anton Villarica Lagda

    Private message him, I already ordered the Ultimate Collector’s Edition from him.

  • Noctis

    yeah what the heck??? Everyone is complaining about additional story what is wrong with those people?

  • stevenm281

    So if an extra scenario is more or less in the cards, I guess we’re sure Noctis won’t die in the ending.

    Unless we’d play another character…

  • Noctis

    that`s what i suppose too

  • Xervath

    Interested to see how an extra scenario plays out. I’m all for additional story content, provided it fits within the context of the “world” and is appropriate, if you will.

    Free DLC: Additional summons that don’t make the cut in the base game (?)
    Paid DLC: who knows? I do, sincerely, hope they aren’t just “skirmishes”. I do hope it’s an actual, hearty chunk of story that means something.

  • Yuntu

    And Tabata said “extra story”, meaning nothing related to the main plot – you get my point? ^^

  • alexis

    If their idea of paid DLCs are CD Projekt RED’s idea of paid DLC then sign me the hell up my dude

  • Nothing worst Than a short rpg. Story is very welcome. I would have story dlc free and costumes and weapon dlc should cost tho.

  • Yuntu

    I didn`t meant to be rude if you catched that like this. All I`m saying is they probably won`t do similiar DLC to XIII-2 (with the secret ending and stuff) and more like something akin to Witcher 3, which actual adds new content with adding/changing anything regarding the main story.

  • Siliconera released a Tabata statement that says that he’s “considering” releasing more of the CE, so rejoice, those of you who missed out!

  • I”m 100% for paid DLC outfits because I love games where I can change clothing. However, if they’re going to add weapons too, they better give us an advantage over the normal in-game weapons. I don’t want to pay 2.99 for a piece of shit sword (ahem FF13-2).

  • •december

    Give me all of this please

  • André Maske

    I hope they give us a little something for playing Duscae.

  • Ill pay top dollar for story dlc.

  • MHDRem

    It is not rude actually… I just hate discussions of (you win or I win) that’s what I noticed from your reply… Anyhow no offense taken my side.
    We are here to trade opinions. I learn things from you and you learn from me and so on… That’s how it works.

    Sorry for the long reply

  • Ricardo Fernandes

    don´t count on it, from the beginning they said it wouldn´t unlock anything in the full game.
    But i would really like that too

  • Yuntu

    No need to be sorry, I will keep that in mind 🙂

  • T.I. D Gama

    Wow this is amazing news 🙂 Thanks for sharing this man!

  • Dongmatteezzy

    CE?

  • Dongmatteezzy

    Is it possible to swim when the full game is released? cause I know you can’t swim in the Platinum Demo…………….

  • Justice V

    They said a long time ago that it would be in the final game. Not sure if they ever actually put it in or not though.

  • Danel Eder

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fACw0LnW0k
    Watch this. Ton of exciting new FFXV information.

  • I want to climb

  • Yup!

  • Dongmatteezzy

    YES!!!! I cannot hear clearly about the New Game + mode….but judging from the reaction of the girl I think yes? also there’s so many questions that are missing! Like: If Luna can join your party or not (because according to the interview in Gamespot Tabata said that she will not be a guest party member but in the past interviews he said “yes”) I need answers!!!!

  • Dongmatteezzy

    Final Fantasy XV Reclaim your Throne Trailer—–look at 1:28………..there’s a girl between Noctis and Gladiolus in the back seat of Regalia. Black, Short, Spikey hair, Black shirt, and Sleeveless……Who is she!? another character? It can’t be Gentiana…..it’s too far to be Gentiana. (It annoys me a little because I ship LUNA x NOCTIS <3 and I don't like that cheery gurl vibe and obviously sitting beside Noctis in his car w/ his friends. but I'm intrigued)

  • daveguitar

    Collector edition

  • Yuntu

    That is Gentiana. There is no possibility right now.

  • Yuntu

    She will not join battle together with your party and you can`t control her. Dunno how much of that will hold true (maybe he doesn`t want to dive to deep into this because spoilers).

  • Yuntu

    In the latest progress report we saw a swimming Noctis, so I assume yes.

  • Dongmatteezzy

    Nope…….Again, It’s too far to be Gentiana just pause the video in 1:28 carefully so you can see her face more……..Its definitely not Gentiana….it’s already obvious in the hair.
    The Unknown Gurl – Spikey, Short Black hair (her hair is like Cindy’s but it’s black with no cap)
    Gentiana – Long, Silky Black hair

  • Erebos Tenebris

    I wouldn’t worry about the luna noctis thing from that, because in the trailer the black haired girl is looking at Gladiolus and being all cheerful. i wouldn’t be surprised if there ends up being something romantic between those two. also, it doesn’t surprise me to see her there, since SE has said pretty much from the beginning that there would be temporary party members that come and go.

  • Dongmatteezzy

    Good to know! If she is a temporary party member…..I would rather choose Luna but it seems she won’t be joining the party according to Tabata (Gamespot Interview) -_- BUMMER!!!!

  • grapes9h5

    I’m more than willing to bet Luna joins the part as a guest like Cor at some point and/or you do play a segment or two as the lead character. They obviously don’t want to spoil this.

  • Erebos Tenebris

    Instead of a pay-to-win type weapon I would prefer just a weapon skin that you can apply to any in game weapon of the same weapon type. Make it be like a glamour weapon from FF14

  • Yuntu

    They could have just changed her design, but hell this is all speculation. So I guess we need to wait and see.

  • Yuntu

    Sure I have, it`s Yuntu93

  • It’d be great if you could jump while quickly tossing spells.

  • they said that would happen I think

  • Noctis Pendragon

    You have seen this in less than 60 frames ?
    Makes me think about the whole Stella thing .

  • Average Afro

    I mean…. I know… Who’s to say Square wont do the same.

  • SOMEONEWHOSDISSAPOINTED

    I want the Mafia aspect and Iedolas holding Regis at gunpoint in the actual game not a GCI movie used as an escapade, i just want to be it brief if it has to but i just want it to be in the game, a first person perspective story mode would be limiting as fuck to this game

  • I’d be good to see Gentiana join as a party member after someone dies. Likely Cor.

  • …or X

  • Codes McGodes

    Mmmmmmmm except FFX, where not only did the protagonist die (“die”), but so did a second party member/major character. And FFVI, where one of the party members died. And FFIX where one of the main characters/party members died. And FFXIII where two of the party members are eternally crystallized, which is one step above death.

    Two of those examples are obviously discounting their sequels.

  • stevenm281

    I’d like double jump at higher levels

  • Erebos Tenebris

    while its true that there is no real evidence, that was just the first thought that came to mind when i saw that little bit. could be wrong could be right. but just looking from a physical standpoint, the black haired woman and gladiolus do look like they would make a good couple.

  • me too. With giant bosses and warping costing MP, why not at least let us double jump to make up for not wanting to waste MP

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    its in the game man, dont be disappointed, itll be in the game, we have to see how insomnia is destroyed in the game, regis will see noctis off in the game, we will still see everything and the peace treaty, there will be a sequence before the city is invaded… relax

  • Anton Villarica Lagda

    Vivi died in FFIX? but it was after some years because he was programmed as such.. Also, if you compare FFXIII to other FF, you’d realize that they did a CASH GRAB on the whole FFXIII, it should have stayed FFXIII and no sequels.

  • Codes McGodes

    All the same, he does still die.

    Yeah I know the whole XIIIrilogy was one giant cash grab, but tbh that’s just how they run their business now. It’s obnoxious but it’s cheaper to re-use assets to make a half-assed sequel. Doesn’t mean they were necessarily intending on bringing Fang and Vanilla back. FFXIII sold really well and even though it was universally hated, that’s why they made sequels. FFXIII was still developed as a main series entry initially, cash grab or not. So I totally agree that they shouldn’t have been made, because nobody but the director wanted them. And the stories for the second and third entries are so wayward it’s pretty clear that the first game didn’t set anything up for them.

  • D.3ND

    The way How Noct and Luna’s characters are design I can’t see them being paired up. Thier more like Friends then lovers.

  • Anton Villarica Lagda

    That’s why Square enix is “rectifying” that mistake… Case you didn’t noticed, FFXIII-LR did poorly.. That’s why Tabata wants to create a FF that is closely rooted to its roots specifically FF1-FFVI.. with a flare of FFVII.. They are aware that they should not really screw this one up.Plus, this is the team who did KH and Advent children, Tabata knows that gamers don’t like FFXIII, that’s why FFVersusXIII was renamed to FFXV.. They are aware that a lot of hardcore fans didn’t like the FFXIII Saga… fans won’t be fooled again. Sure, they have had money but in the end they failed, especially on Lightning Returns. That movie sucked.

    As for Vivi, sure he died but it’s not that sad as FF TYPE 0 and FF Crisis Core. I hope no one dies, or if somebody dies, I hope it’s not gonna be Noctis. Because I don’t want to control a character then have him killed off in the end, that’s my worry factor for FFXV…

  • kfart

    Touch-pad implementation: how about a quick weapon selection UI, like Far Cry 4?

  • Codes McGodes

    I agree with all of that. Every point is 100% true. I don’t really see what it has to do with whether or not protagonists have been killed off in the series though. I’m not too worried about it tbh. I have no reason to believe Noctis will die in this game. FFX has thus far been the only tragedy in the series. They frequently “kill off” characters just to have them re-appear ten minutes later. Just about every game in the series has had a major fake-out death of some kind.

  • Anton Villarica Lagda

    I hope Noctis doesn’t die in the end.. what do you think?

  • Anton Villarica Lagda

    Just don’t let Noctis die.

  • Average Afro

    As opposed to just using the d-pad?

  • Noctis

    doing a 5 minute combo in midair is more realistic then double jump…..yeah right Tabata.

  • He said no double jump because its not realistic? Neither is warping.

  • Shiszla Vershy

    Noct and Luna are married… it is said in the first episode of the anime Brotherhood

  • Shiszla Vershy

    In the announcement trailer back in the 2013 trailer (when they showed Versus XIII would be XV) We can see Noctis swimming at the end of the first half, when he sees Leviathan being attacked

  • D.3ND

    No, the they suppose to meet up to get married.

  • •december

    Someone mentioned it’s Kid Noctis, and i’m very convinced…
    But that’s only speculation

  • SOMEONEWHOSDISSAPOINTED

    I hope cause if the game its just told from Noctis’ perspective it’ll be pretty boring and there would be a lack of subplots (which in an adequate level are required for a story to have versatility) and also lots of characters would be left undeveloped and uncharacterized.. but yea i seriously hope we get to see all of the destruction
    I also wanna see Regis vs Iedolas and Nilfheim, IT MUST BE IN THE GAME

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    this is final fantasy, we will get niflheim dialogue scenes, noctis, regis and luna , big cast, sometimes itll go from noct control to cutscenes elsewhere in the world, the peace treaty seen always shown to us, regis and ledolas on peace treaty, is still in the game,

  • Anton Villarica Lagda

    Yeah just like Lightning, but Serah really died.. But FFXIII-2 should have not existed.. FFXIII’s ending was ok already.. I just hope Noctis won’t die and we would have a happy and glorious ending like FFVII,FFVIII, and FFIX.. I really hope that while it’s happy like those past games it’s also emotional like those games as well.