Here’s what switching characters in Final Fantasy XV looks like By Tony Garsow on November 30, 2017 at 11:38 PM

A new, free update coming to Final Fantasy XV this December will be the ability to swap to any of the four main characters and directly play as them. In the video below, you can see that Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis play with styles introduced in their respective DLC episodes.

As far as future updates to the game, director Hajime Tabata shared recently that new content will come throughout 2018, including an Episode Ardyn that will further explore the character.

  • Randy Marsh

    Idk if this has been addressed or not in the ATR. Will character switching be available when progressing through the main story? Or will it be unlocked after completing Chapter 14?

  • I would literally buy this game again if they made Cor and Noctis the only party members. I can’t stand anyone else. I am tempted by the character creation, but fuck that. Still not worth the 9 year wait.

  • Codes McGodes

    I heard it’s available from the get-go.

  • •december

    Cor Leonis is my hero!

    …but have to disagree I never lost faith.
    Playing Comrades was definitely what brought me back.

  • Randy Marsh

    Oh shoot. That’s pretty cool then. Gonna do a selfie during Titan and Ifrit with Promtpo,

  • Alice Campos

    That’s some cool shit right there, i was waiting for a hypothetical hard mode update before replaying but i really want to try this out right away
    Hoping that Link Attacks are possible with the other members

  • Games Das

    SE taught me one thing-Never lose hope,no matter what.

  • eijin_kiver

    This is what I’m looking for! hell yeah!

  • stevenm281

    We live to make the impossible possible! That is our Focus!

  • Vallen

    Square Enix were like: “no turning back now”

  • Vallen

    Very cool stuff, I will now proceed to ask even more on how much I want the costumes for the four bros that we saw in that early versus xiii trailer – those costumes and this feature will literally make this game complete for me!

  • Luke Watts

    That looked cool.. but wtf is with the three second wait time when switching… that would drive most gamers mad. Make it instant ffs

  • I just want a game like FF9 in gameplay and like FF6 and 7 in story. But all I get is games I don’t like as far as the eye can see. Even from my favorite devs.

  • CallMeGod

    LOL SE taught me they had not fucking idea what they are doing and suck at developing FF games now. FF13 a good game in my opinion even though linear didn’t need two fucking sequels, but I still enjoy them none thus less. FF14, a completely fail mmorpg that they needed to revamp the whole game again. Now you would think they learn their fucking lesson from the shit storm they got for FF13 and FF14 ,but guess what nope. They decide to release ff15 the fucking beta version to their fans who been waiting 10 fucking years and thought it would be okay to milk the braindead idiots who enjoy bending over their ass to give SE more money to help them develop and complete their game. LOL

  • Games Das

    I can’t say you are wrong since I myself uninstalled the game after Episode Prompto.But since they sincerely want to do something good like Episode Ardyn,I will be reinstalling the game.Not to mention I will also be buying FFXV(PC) for my 4K VR-ready machine.
    You have every right to be offended but give it a try or just watch some online walkthroughs after the additional content is released before making any decision about the game or misbehaving with anyone on this forum.

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  • Marco

    Dude, I just log on my Disquis acc only to like this comment.

  • Should have been in the game from the start.
    How long before we move on to the next FF.
    If people want to play 15, have at it, but for all others, can’t there be an alternative?

  • Justice V

    Well FFXIII came out in ’09, and XV came out in ’16. Of course there was the in-between XIII’s, but those don’t really count nor does XIV since they were by different teams than the one working on XV and XI and XIV weren’t meant for the same group of players as the main single player titles.

    XVI might release in 2 years or so at the earliest I’d guess. FF have rarely been quick to release since PS2 unless just sequels. 5 year gap between FFX and FFXII, then a 3 year gap between XII and XIII, and like I said 7 year gap between XIII and XIV.

    Also they explained why it wasn’t in from the start.

  • Justice V

    Yeah same. i was expecting the camera to shift to where they were rather than them popping over. Guess that animation gives the system a chance to swap out controls and ui without too much trouble, where someone could spam between swaps if it was instantaneous I guess.

  • Justice V

    Prompto had link attacks with Aranea right? Pretty sure I saw a link attack with Ravus and Ignis in ep Iggy trailer. Don’t see why they wouldn’t add at least one per team up for this. If not now, never know could be implemented later if people keep asking for it too heh.

  • Justice V

    There’s battle chasers by an indie dev for a semi old school turn based rpg style with some cool aesthetics. The only real problem for me with it is all the dungeons are randomly generated so it’s like they mixed diablo with chrono trigger.

    As for FF9 gameplay there’s some out there but the AAA titles are probably all going to continue shifting to keep up with what the general market wants so they can make money to continue to make more games. I hope for XVI they get Nojima to write and actually use his story this time rather than have someone else come in and rewrite what he wrote. As VII, VIII, X and Crisis Core had some of my favorite stories so far. (though IV is up there in my top favorite FF’s too).

  • Justice V

    Yeah available from the get go, but story moments where a member leaves or Noct is alone they’re obviously unplayable. The biggest question I have is are Aranea, Iris and Cor going to be playable as well when they join up in their respective chapters? Playing as Cor and Iris will be awesome, but considering none of them have been playable in their own Episodes yet with their own UI developed it’s unlikely.

  • What system is Battle Chasers on? Or is it PC?
    I agree, 6, 7, 9, 10, and CCore are my favorites too. But I only watched 4.

  • Still at this point we’ve reached an age where you pay 60 dollars for parts of a game. Then pay 20 to 40 dollars more every time they add in the parts that in yesteryear used to come standard with the game.
    I’ll watch Square no and then to see if they bring KH3 and FF7 but if this is how they’re gonna do business from now on, I’m jumping ship and finding a new RPG dev to rely on.

  • Justice V

    It’s on PS4, Xbox, Pc/steam and coming to Switch soon. I think it’s cheap too? Not sure might have just been a deal, but don’t think it’s the standard $60.

    Yeah I haven’t played 4 since the original release back in the 90’s so I might not even like it anymore, but I just remember it being the first FF I really got attached to the characters in.

    Review by IGN, might have a bit of spoilers in it though.

  • Yeah I saw it. Looks good. Only 30 dollars. Sadly it’s only 20 hours long. So I’ll get it, and try to beat it before Monster Hunter World.
    I liked Cecil, Rydia and Kain in 4. Also Golbez, Rubicante and the rest of the 4 fiends were great villains. I just never got to play the game because it’s never on a system I own.

  • Justice V

    Yeah, 20 hours is if you blow through it. Which I guess a lot of people do. I only made it to the half way point but at around 25 hours already. Granted you start to max out your characters levels probably around 20 hours sadly, but there’s still gear you can craft and upgrade to keep stats increasing at least.

    Yeah I reaaaally wish they would port (and maybe slightly upgrade) the 3D version of IV to a sony system or maybe even switch. I really wanted to replay that version but never owned a DS.

  • Maybe if Dissidia NT does well they’ll be renewed interest in FF.

  • Average Afro

    Hahah. You do that

  • It’s done.

  • Games Das

    You are right.It is the love for the franchise that keeps everyone like me glued to FFXV more than the game itself.Though I will be playing the game again on PC at 4K.
    Another developer to rely on-CDPR which developed The Witcher 3 that is well regarded as Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa for the gaming industry.As we know,it has won over 800 awards,which is a record in gaming history.
    Some other recommendations for games would be Nier franchise,Persona franchise,Yakuza franchise,Tales of franchise,Danganronpa franchise and The Legend of Zelda franchise,which are all great.

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  • NotCarolKaye

    There is no delay. That “Change to Prompto” stuff is an overlay they put on for the video.

    Like; “Now we’re going to show you what it looks like to change to Prompto.”

  • He is talking about the long delay from the character teleporting to your area and then waiting for the animation to complete until you can play them. It is not instant like in kotor.

  • NotCarolKaye

    Stop following me shithead. I know you’re doing it to other people at Gematsu too. What the fuck’s wrong with you?

  • Calm down dude. You are suppose to be a mature adult. You don’t call people shithead for correcting you. Now if we was on Nichegamer we could do that. 😉

  • NotCarolKaye

    So are you responsible for the DDoS attacks there too?

  • What? I don’t know how to DDos or whatever. But if Gematsu is getting attacked then it must be the angry Sony fanboys as Nintendo fanboys has taken over the site.

  • I don’t do youtube to be famous like pewdiepie. I do it as a hobby just like gaming. How is your hobby of posting softcore Japaneses porn on Gematsu doing? HA!

  • NotCarolKaye

    Oh sure. You’re thrilled that the only people who watch your videos are you eleven times and your mom once out of pity. That’s just what you want.

    Oh and way to acknowledge your stalker lurking on the Gematsu Open Forum.

    And did you think I was gonna be embarrassed by the Japanese porn thing? You really thought you had the goods on me didn’t you?


  • Well I have 597 subscribers so I must be doing something right. Dude I rarely visit Gematsu. I only go there when big PC or Switch news happens just to read the passive aggressive reactions from you SonySlaves. But since that furry Budgiecat is gone the comments are not as funny anymore. Dude do your wife know that you have an obsession with Japanese pussy?

  • NotCarolKaye

    It looks like you Walking Dead vid got some hits. Probably some site linked to it and you got views by dumb luck. I’m sure that’s where your subscribers come from.

    597 people who subscribed and then obviously forgot all about you.

  • Persona I’m into. Tales somewhat.

  • 3 people subscribed to me 2 days ago. My most viewed video has 27k views so it is not dumb luck people just want to see my PC games longplay. Aren’t you afraid of your family finding your discus profile?

  • NotCarolKaye

    Yes, dumb luck. The vast majority of your videos prove that.

    Nope, not afraid. Not at all.

    Now leave me alone. Stop following me you loser, nobody. I know you think you’re clever to harass people by following them, but it’s not like I’ll stop removing you and it’s not like I’d never report you to site admins or Disqus for doing it.

  • Not really luck just talent. No need for you to be so jealous of me. You really should be worried dude. If I was a woman that was married to a neck bearded hipster, I would be very offended to learn that he has a obsession with Japanese pussy. Just imagine what the kids would think?

  • •december

    Seeing how amazing and huge the Assassin?s Creed Origins world is, could FFXV look just as incredible on Unreal Engine 4???

  • stevenm281

    After witnessing Just Cause 3, Assassin’s Creed 4, Assassin’s Creed Origins, I’m more and more disappointed by FF15 open world, its much smaller in comparison, and there’s no city or towns with the small exception of Lestallum, but then again, you can’t fly over it…. I want a better open-world for FFXVI

  • NoctLightCloud

    Judging from the Arminger Glitch videos on Youtube, FFXV was supposed to be MUCH bigger. You can actually fly over to Altissia, it’s linked to the main continent. The enemy’s continent was also supposed to be explorable. Of course, the only thing that counts is what is in the final game, BUT we have to give credits to the dedicated (and surely a bit frustrated by now) developers who poured in months of work into beautiful places just to learn that it won’t be in the final game. Check out Gralea (which looks like straight out of Kingdom Hearts), Tenebrae, Altissia and Insomnia in those videos. What a pity it all got cut out.

  • NoctLightCloud

    Looking back, it’s not like any FF battle is close to fast or instant, so I guess I’m pretty used to this super velocity. ;D

  • NoctLightCloud


  • •december

    Exactly what NoctLightCloud said,
    they made a huge game, they just didn’t give it to us because the Engine limitations and time restraint… so I guess the answer to my own question is yes.

    Had they worked with Unreal Engine instead we could’ve had an Assassin’s Creed Origins size world, which makes me question why don’t they just remake it? Poor devs, the frustration must be real.

    My guess is they’re putting all that time and frustration into Comrades, which is good news

    Also look at Cartanica Out of bound videos too, just want to add that in

  • stevenm281

    Seen all of those, FF15 could be the best FF to date, it has amazing potential, both with story and its world, but constraints prevented the team from achieving this, I hope they’re still working on those environments to unlock them at some point, as it would enhance the game so much, I miss world maps, the feeling of exploring a whole world and not just a part of it.

  • NoctLightCloud

    Very well said! Those are exactly my thoughts.

  • NoctLightCloud

    I agree 100%! I still hope they’ll release the unfinished content too, either via another (better) game or a DLC. I can only imagine the frustration of the team. Judging fron the old VS13 trailers, some staff has been with SE and that game for a pretty long time.

  • •december

    can’t there be an alternative?

    yeah you can go play Kingdom Hearts I guess

  • stevenm281

    don’t be a smartass, FF fans that don’t like 15 deserve to have a new title to be excited about.

  • •december

    fans that don’t like 15 are smartasses though lol
    atleast the ones here, man if you really don’t like the game why give it any more attention
    you’re still here cause you know as much as I do this wasn’t a bad game and whats missing is getting added to, so why not be excited about that

  • Even if KH3 takes a long time to come out, at least I know I won’t have to put up with a DLC to explain what Riku did during his summer vacation. Or What Axel does during his day off. I’m serious, XV doesn’t feel like FF. It feels like a scam.

  • •december

    then why give it any more attention?

  • Hope.

  • •december

    I’m with you brother 🙂