Final Fantasy XV teases large-scale announcements at Gamescom By Erren Van Duine on June 23, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Square Enix and Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata shared a number of updates on the game during a special Active Time Report held this morning – focusing largely on E3 and the upcoming launch of Episode Prompto on June 27. Aside from the usual recap, Tabata shared several bits of new information, including the game’s Xbox One X patch, VR, the Regalia Type-D and more.

On Xbox One X, Final Fantasy XV will receive on update at the system’s launch. The game won’t be 4K native, however, and will run at 30 frames per second. The main difference will be found in the texture quality. As with the PS4 Pro update, users will simply download a patch to access these improvements.

Masashi Takizawa, director of VR title Monster of the Deep, also spoke at length on the project. They decided on fishing because of the level of immersion it offered over the original prototype shooting VR demo they showed off last year at E3. The titular “monster of the deep” will of course be a very big fish – so much so, it’s even possible to game over against him.

Beginning June 26, players will be able to hop into the Regalia Type-D off-road vehicle. In this mode the car can inflict damage on smaller to mid-sized enemies by driving over them. The more massive enemies, however, can’t be knocked down. The faster you drive, the more damage you’ll be able to deal too. The Regalia Type-D can also jump and the game will reward you a score depending on how far you manage to go with it.

Additionally, Tabata shared an update on the magitek exosuits revealed some months ago: basically they’re still in development and the new design will be revealed soon.

On the recent survey made available to players through the title menu, community manager Mittsu revealed they’ve received over 423,000 responses since release with an additional 15,400 through the Square Enix website. They survey will run through June with full results to be announced.

Wrapping up, Tabata and Akio Ohfuji revealed the team is preparing to make some large-scale announcements regarding Final Fantasy XV this Summer. Specifically, they held back during E3 to better prepare for the news to come – currently penned in for Gamescom in August.

  • Vallen

    I’m assuming it won’t be something underwhelming like episode Ignis release date or a Halloween Carnival event. If it’s so “big” that they decided to take another 2-months to prepare for it, it better be the rumored World of Versus.

    If not, then something big like explorable Insomnia/Gralia or the addition of many cutscenes to fix and adjust the story and develop supporting characters.

  • I feel like 15 is like 13 now. They keep doing more and more with a not very good game and everyone just wants to move on.

  • Manuel Eduardo Koegler

    Well, to be honest, the concept of Final Fantasy VR already sounded weird from the start, but, given the preview we had seen of it, I didn’t expect we’d end up with fishing.
    I’d argue that the reason they couldn’t get the innitially planned setup to work is due to the game’s active high speed warp involved combat, would probably be a mess in VR do the decision to turn into fishing makes more sense.
    Moving on, neat that both the Xbox One X as well as the ps4 pro will get a new update.
    What I’m most delighted about is the fact that they’re still working on the magitek suits, figured we’d skip out on that so nice surprise really. Now disappoint Squenix, give us actual magitek exosuits aka Glauca Armor.
    Also looking forward to hearing the results of the survey.

  • Lord Shiru

    Disappointment incoming !! lol
    Seriously, I won’t get hyped anymore… I don’t want to be disappointed again…

  • Average Afro

    If they incorperate the DLC into the main game somehow, keep adding cutscenes and keep up with the improvements. This will be a very good game. ATM, not so much

  • Average Afro

    Don’t set your hopes so high. You’ll only be underwhelmed

  • Seems like this game is a lost cause. The only thing i liked about it was Noctis.

  • NoctLightCloud

    Instead of Magitek exosuits, give us some Magitek MOUNTS and dragoon costumes! That would be awesome 😀
    Wait, so the prototype shooting VR demo they showed off last year at E3 won’t be released at all? I see… Can’t wait to try out VR some day.
    Anyways, I knew that they would announce something at GamesCon!!^^ It was so obvious as soon as I saw their E3-schedule.

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    It’s not a lost cause , it’s pratically a incomplete game , which every story-based DLCs and updates turn in a more rich game.
    Something that is very different from XIII , as that game also started in someway incomplete and they decided to put 2 more games , that is also full of paid DLC to “undo” the mess.
    Note that: what is common is hoow incomplete it is , but how to “complete” differs between them , in this case , turning XV cheaper than XIII , in a player’s POV.
    That been said , it’s complete understandable to not follow this game anymore , that survey that they showed last time were full of things that should be obviously in-game since the beggining.

  • For me Noctis was cool. Had some cool powers and witty personality. But I’ll just get plenty of him in Dissidia NT. I’m not going back to 15 until there’s lots of story.

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    It’s completely understandable.

  • World of Versus would be the best for the game right now, alongside a powerful story in Episode Ignis. Let’s not get too hyped about it, though!

  • Jesiah Grant

    Bruh..dragoon costumes….never realized how much I wanted that in XV until your post o_o!!!
    Square had one of the worst E3’s that Stream was unbarable to sit through, hoping for a FF7 tease and got Brave Exvious/ wine and cake announcements :/

  • Breathless

    I expect we’ll see the first bits of the “MMO” DLC Comrades. They’ve already hinted at that but nothing more so far – and it’s pretty “big”. For them, anyway; for most of us on this side of things though, it’s rather niche and pointless. :/

  • Krijn van Alten

    XV-2 confirmed!

  • Aulix Indragonz

    rather than expansion just make a fucking sequel, but this time make a proper one that won’t end with fans thinking what could’ve been if you’re doing it properly

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  • NoctLightCloud

    Same here, same here. :’)

  • Noctis Leonhart Strife

    I also think that instead of launching DLCs, they should make a sequel or a new FFXV game.

  • MadameAzazel

    Honestly, I just want to know a possible plot for Episode Ignis.

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  • •december

    Episode Prompto seems lit af
    We shall see what that shapes out to be like

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  • Aulix Indragonz

    yeah or a full blown remake, i think that works too

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  • Jesiah Grant

    Not too long now till the dlc

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  • Dod

    Can’t wait to get my hands on that Rihanna burger collaboration !

  • Invictus

    Loved your Play Arts Kai figures for FFXV by the way. I’d spend more money on the merch than the actual game. lol

  • MadameAzazel

    It wasn’t that bad, actually. But I’m not gonna spoil it for anyone. But I also saw the preview for Episode Ignis, and I’m literally more hyped for this one rather than Episode Prompto and Gladio combined.

  • gabrieuTG

    If it’s not World of Vs or World of Ruin, I quit

  • NoctLightCloud

    World of Ruin? I’ve only heard about the Dark World. What’s the difference? Or is it the same thing?

  • NoctLightCloud

    Wait, where are the large announcememts? Did I miss something? Don’t tell me it’s the PC port and the pocket version… The highlight of the Gamescom was Shinji Hashimoto by far!