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Final Fantasy XV content update roadmap extends to 2019 By Wazi the pa on February 22, 2018 at 8:28 PM

In an interview with Dengeki Online, director Hajime Tabata and game designer Takefumi Terada have revealed that Final Fantasy XV’s roadmap of DLC episodes will extend up until at least 2019.

The two began discussing with the present three-episode plan for the whole of 2018, starting with the already announced Episode Ardyn. Following this, Tabata mentioned that while working on them, he realized the team wanted to produce more content for the game, prompting the planning and addition for a fourth episode.

In other words, this means that up to four DLC episodes will release between the remainder of 2018 and 2019. Additional content beyond or in between that timeframe has yet to be decided.

Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition is set to release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 6, with the Windows Edition also releasing on the same day for PC. If you’re looking to learn more about the upcoming PC release, Square Enix is releasing a free playable demo which players can try out. Head here to learn more.

Source: Dengeki Online.

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  • stevenm281

    I love FF15 so keep the content coming Tabata!

    So long as you do a definitive edition with every story-related content from DLCs coherently placed together in the main game, I’ll be the happiest gamer and Final Fantasy fan alive!

  • Hyou Vizer

    Final Fantasy XV: The Unfinished Paywall

  • 4FFAN

    Come on now, the game is complete right now. Or at least it will be once the Royal Edition is released. The rest is bonus content imo.

  • Zero_mask

    is the game interesting enough to get this kind of treatment? the game is fine but disappointing and the character was mediocre at best.. how this game cant take a rest and square move to the next phase of Final fantasy in general…

  • SNK

    You can complain all you want about XV, but the characters? Really?

  • Casper

    How about Final Fantasy Versus XV instead goddamn I wish they just released FFXV Part 1 in 2016 instead of this growing mass of a mess.

  • Adam

    People like you make me cringe. “Final Fantasy Versus XV” was never a thing, and never will be. The team has never officially used this term.

    The fanbase demanded the game be released early, and this is a consequence of that pressure – we have to accept it for what it is. You need to grow up, stop winning, and accept reality.

  • Casper

    When did the fanbase demand this game to released early, Square shouldn’t have made such a damn mess period.

    It was contract that made the game come out in 2016 no fan controls that people wanted a game that’s finished not this mess.

  • Luke Watts

    LOL! The pressure of the fanbase had NOTHING to do with the “early” release.
    and Casper, Versus is never/ will never be a thing. Adam is right, move on.

  • Zero_mask

    how? can you specify why are you asking about the character do you find them interesting?

  • Luke Watts

    The characters where definitely less than mediocre…

    They where soulless, uninteresting, selfconflicting (and not in the good way that a well constructed character design should be), boring group of J-pop boyband impressionists that only aspire to be relate-able to self obsessed and image driven pre-pubescent boys.

  • Patrick Bateman

    lmfao and people who bought the day one edition of FFXV at full retail price, are STILL going to buy the “Royal Edition” at full retail, or pay $20 for the Royal stuff knowing full hand that there’s going to be a second Season Pass not included in this “Royal Edition” AND NOW we know the DLC is going to extend to 2019, and people are STILL going to defend this as ” well that’s just the way things are now” or ” so other companies are doing it” or find some lame excuse to defend this practice.

    Does no one really see what’s wrong with this? Remember when companies usually had 1 SHOT to make a game and release it BEFORE patches were a thing for console/ handheld games? You notice how RARE it is these days to have a game ( not limited to Square ) that hasn’t been in development for 6-10+ years only to be rebooted 2 years away from release and rushed as a last minute, unfinished mess? I can’t remember the last “AMAZING holy shit 100/100″ game i’v played in the past at least 10 years…

    I love video games but MAN this industry is really making it hard for me to want to keep supporting it, I LOVE video games, it’s my escape. Some people read, others watch movies or listen to music or jog or paint, or what ever, I play games to escape from life and am just disgusted at the way things are and how many people just accept this garbage as ” this is normal! “. Well it shouldn’t be, YOU can be the change, vote with your damn wallet!

  • Adam Hedquist

    Honestly, this just makes me even more annoyed that they decided to cut the story into one game.
    That decision was a mistake all along and it’s pretty clear that the game and the story would’ve been alot better if they did part 1 and started working on part 2 in 2017, instead of these episodes, but whatever, it is what it is.

    And before people call me a hater or anything ridiculous like that: I respect Tabata, even though I think he has made some huge mistakes, I wish him well. I also want the best for XV, so when I’m talking about a Part 1 & Part 2 it’s not about Versus. Even XV had its story cut down by alot even as late as 2016, alot of cool and intersting lore, concepts and things that had been worked on were dropped, late even.
    The story, the characters and the world needed to be more fleshed out, they should’ve known that one game wouldn’t be nearly enough.

    As a director one should think of what’s best for the game and the story, I feel that Tabata failed in doing that.

    Oh well, I’m hoping the new episodes are great.

  • •december

    They need to bring back ATRs.

  • stevenm281

    I agree, for most games I wait for Definitive/Complete editions, but when it comes down to Final Fantasy, I’m an obsessed fanboy, and I do not want to deprive myself of any content, nor do I want to wait years after release to experience it all, its the only games I tend to purchase every tiny bit of DLCs, strategy guides, OSTs, movies, etc.

    I am not a fan of “Games as a service” model, but I’m a fanboy and thus its extremely difficult to say no to buy something that I’m heavily interested in.

    While I can’t promise anything for the rest of FF15 development and FF7R, I’ll try my best with FF16 to wait for the definitive edition, already doing this for Dissidia NT.

  • •december

    Luke Watts + Zero_mask

    Their bond was too real. The strongest bond between a group of friends in any video game by far.

    For a Final Fantasy, maybe you both want to live in a world of fiction and this let you down, but Final Fantasy 15 had the most photo-realistic & believable attire of any Final Fantasy since FF7… and this made it relatable. And you know FF characters can get really whacky/unnecessary sometimes.

    Many people including me find this relatability enjoyable, as it stands out in the FF series.

  • •december

    Luke Watts – Nomura announced the concept / project of Final Fantasy Versus XIII in 2006, which was way too early and after all this time you’re still hurt

  • •december

    Casper, I know right?

    If Final Fantasy 15 is a mess its because FFversus13 was a mess. Period.

  • •december

    Patrick Bateman, I definitely see your point – but I guess I’ll be that guy and say if you don’t like how the game industry is now, just stick to old school games: PS3, PS2… Xbox 360 etc. There’s thousands of games back then that have great complete story, with not so bad graphics.

  • Patrick Bateman

    “The story, the characters and the world needed to be more fleshed out”

    I one thousand % agree! I wanted and tried sooo hard to like it, I loved it at the start but started to get worried when I could easily and quickly farm to lvl 100 like right at the beginning, and after about the third “dungeon” realized there was pretty much 0 narrative i knew something was wrong. I got about half way and realized how short each chapter was getting and how repetitive EVERYTHING about this game was all I could think about was Destiny…. The only part i actually enjoyed ( minus the obvious plot holes in the original release ) WAS chapter 13 lmao which everyone complained was too hard for some reason.

    This game had such potential, and MAYBE when they actually FINISH this game, maybe then i’ll buy the true “Complete Edition” Until then i ain’t spending a dime for early access to anything related to this beaten horse…

  • •december

    Agreed.

    That does puzzle me why they needed FF15 to be one game.

    I must challenge one of your points however, I believe Nomura announced Final Fantasy versus 13 way too early and this blame and disappointment was applied to Tabata unfairly.

    I was seriously hugely interested in versus 13 too, and naturally got my hopes up, but like 10 years on don’t people understand why versus never came out at all? It was not Nomura’s focus. Remember other things were announced alongside versus like Agito XIII and the other one etc.

  • •december

    This! I also believe Chapter 13 was fine as it was, but any additions welcome.
    Unfortunately, I’ll be downloading the Royal Pack / Standalone DLC cause I can’t wait – but one day when this is all over, maybe FF15’s base game could stand on its own two feet. DLC should be additional content to a base game not an extension

  • Artemis Polara

    Well I’m curious at the very least as to what this 4th extra DLC is. Any new adopters of the game once everything comes out will be interesting to listen to their fresh takes on a “complete” experience of the game.

  • •december

    There’s only 3 things they need to do to make the base game stand on its own, imo.
    I’m hoping for the day FFXV base game stands on its own, without DLC.

  • King Zeus

    You should play Breath of the Wild.

    That is an amazing holy shit 150/100 game.

  • stevenm281

    I would love to play it, but I can’t afford more than one console, so unless Nintendo ditch making consoles and start providing their games to PlayStation, like SEGA did, I’ll wait.

  • •december

    I’m amazed at how much Breath of the Wild has in common with FFXV, but is actually complete.

    If only FFXV didn’t care so much about the latest graphics, it could have been on tier with Breath of the Wild as GOTY

  • stevenm281

    I wonder too, we know about Episode Ardyn, and Episode Lunafreya, but we’ve yet to know about the other two.

  • Artemis Polara

    I read your points below and I mostly agree with them. I’d say some elements don’t really need explanation. More-so we just need more story to be visible and not told from afar still. Also segments where there was clearly more there (chapter 9 -12)
    Like what happened after episode Ignis and before the freaking train ride? That was three weeks(?) skipped there. I can see some stuff happening on the way to explain how the fuck they got there.

  • Artemis Polara

    I know that seems unimportant but it does feel like another of the gaps is missing there. Also my bit was just an example.

  • stevenm281

    especially when there is no train station in Altissia.

    same goes to how the fuck did Luna get from Insomnia to Altissia without a damn boat.

    how does the party reach the mine down of Cartanica’s train station when its not directly down the station, its 3 km away after reaching the ground?

    so much cut content.

  • fish8100

    I haven’t gotten any of the dlc for this yet but I’m impressed they’re still working on it I have to say.

  • Artemis Polara

    Probably didn’t want to the player to deal with the Ignis escort for THAT long. (Then again maybe the elevator can go sideways and not just up and down) (That’s being super generous though) As for Luna, maybe Ravus lent her an Airship? 😛 (Or even maybe Titan gave her a very slow lift) 😀

  • stevenm281

    we could probably have the Regalia moved down as well so Ignis could stay on the backseat while the other three explore, and he only leaves the car when we reach the mine.

  • Artemis Polara

    I’d also still want a Ravus boss fight when the group first encounters him. I’d think he’d still be pissed about losing his arm and wanting to take it out on Noctis.

    Edit: then again we know it would end quickly since apparently Ignis can 1v1 him so the entire group would still waste him (even with Gladio being overpowered by Ravus)

  • Patrick Bateman

    To each their own. I respect your reply being well thought out, but imo it’s people like you ” obsessed fanboys” who are ruining the series and enabling this kinda crap lol I’m sorry, but If they KNOW people will blindly buy what ever they pump out, why change? Why even try? Where do you as a fan and consumer draw the line? You’re competently entitled to liking what ever you want haha i don’t want people to confuse my point :p I know there are some people who genuinely loved this game, and that’s fine. But this whole ” I know it’s wrong but I’m an obsessed fanboy and can’t help myself ” thing, it’s not even about gaming anymore, it’s flat out addiction, and it unfortunately effects us all.

    I know not everyone will agree with me, and to those who are going to reply with ” who cares what other people do with their money?” I agree with that, as long as it doesn’t effect other people…in this case it does imo. With that said I want you to know I mean you no disrespect and wish you all the best in at least trying to stop throwing your money at the screen for the future haha. I just don’t understand it is all.

  • Artemis Polara

    The problem wasn’t the graphics, it was developing a new game engine with the game itself. If they’d just used Unreal, then they’d have saved a bunch of dev time for other things.

  • King Zeus

    Zelda doesn’t have the stupid fences and invisible walls, which totally breaks the whole experience of the open world in FFXV.

    I don’t actually think they have much in common, actually.

  • Patrick Bateman

    To each their own, I don’t agree though and think it’s unfortunate so many are willing to just accept this and not even try to make a change. The whole thing with EA taking Micro-Transactions out of Battle Front II though due to outcry ( even if it’s only temp while they try to figure their shit out ) is at least a step in the right direction ( to end on a positive note :p )

  • •december

    Oh my goodness those invisible walls in the Flying Type Regalia was too much. You couldn’t even get to Vesperpool let alone Insomnia LOL! I wonder if they tackled this in Royal Edition

  • •december

    Episode Lunafreya is likely but still not announced!
    I’m hoping for an Episode Regis so bad!
    Going on that theory that Regis, from Omen trailer, fiddled with time so Noctis could be with Luna… if that theory is not true after all this I won’t be mad, but it’s my favourite theory and the most powerful in my opinion

  • •december

    The gap I can’t get over is Cartanica station to Fodina Caestino – The train station was iconic thanks to Omen trailer but besides that, when you’re in the mines it forces you to go back all the way to the station (if you decide to tread back). That was criminal!

  • Adam Hedquist

    ”I must challenge one of your points however, I believe Nomura announced
    Final Fantasy versus 13 way too early and this blame and disappointment
    was applied to Tabata unfairly.”

    No, not at all. We’re on the same page here. Idk who’s at fault with the announcement, but yes, it was waay too early. I started to feel that back in 2010. Versus’s mismanagement and its delay is completely on the higher ups at SE. Nomura and Tabata have both in many ways just become the scapegoats of Versus & XV. I blame Tabata on decisions that is known he’d made.

    I strongly remember what Nomura said in an interview sometime between 2010 – 2012: That he sees Sora and Noctis as his children.
    It has been very clear that Nomura had Versus as his dream project and that it meant alot to him, alongside KH.
    Nomura wanted so much for Versus and it needed 100% focus years before 2013, but SE threw too much at him and at SE at large with other projects that took devs from the Versus team away.
    There was 13 and its unnecessary sequels, 14s failure, several KH games, Agito/Type-0.
    A healthy and smart plan would’ve been: Be done with the Fabula Nova games = 3 games. Then start on Versus with planning and script in a more focused way.
    Maybe the KH games were necessary, then sure be done with them, then in 2011 full throttle on Versus and only versus, a 3 part series to fully contain Nomura’s and Nojima’s vision and story. DONE. It could’ve been a shit story and shit game, but at least nobody would’ve put a choke hold on these two creative minds.

  • •december

    You’re in for a treat.
    Tbh if all this content was given in one go Idk if I’d be able to make out all the little details I have, there’s advantages and disadvantages to waiting for this game’s DLC / base game to be complete.
    Will you be getting Royal Edition?

  • King Zeus

    I didn’t even get the Flying Regalia, I’ve still got to go to Pitioss Dungeon.

    But I remember when I was trying to get to a higher place to get a better view, or even climb on rock or other surfaces that appeared to be reachable, they weren’t.

    Totally breaking my experience.

  • Adam Hedquist

    Yep. That pissed me off to no end. A huge mistake. I understand they wanted to keep players from reaching later locations and see things we weren’t supposed to see but they could’ve and should’ve done it in a different way.

    The modding community can certainly fix that.

  • stevenm281

    I want that fight SO BADLY!!!!!!!!

    They could make him able to block any attack for that fight, and end after a minute or so, or set it to end when Ravus gets to a certain amount of HP, I don’t care about the conditions really, I just want the fight.

  • stevenm281

    I agree with the addiction thing, I do get addicted to everything I have an interest in, but that’s life I guess, at least, it keeps me entertained.

  • •december

    Do you believe a lot of the story that was untold for Versus 13 was still put into XV? I do. And I’m almost certain a lot of it was always going to go into Final Fantasy XV, what with all this extra content we’re getting (Royal Edition, and now 4 more DLC including Episode Ardyn)

  • •december

    How Final Fantasy XV handled the Type D Off-Road Regalia going out of bounds / even in Insomnia in Ch. 14 ending something similar happened where you keep going then the screen cuts, a small change to this instead of invisible walls would have improved the experience greatly!

  • •december

    Pitioss is an experience and a half it’s definitely worth the wait.

  • Adam Hedquist

    No, I don’t. For several reasons, but the biggest one is because Tabata has straight out said that XV isn’t Versus and that we should forget about it.
    What has been carried over are some minor and some bigger story ideas and concepts.
    I DO believe however things that were cut out even from XV as late as 2016 were stuff from Versus. Major plot things mostly.

  • Zero_mask

    Alright i understand you, I wish I am able to enjoy this character like your perspective.. but overall im disappointed in this entry maybe I have high expectation for this entry title since versus xiii time.. sorry about the winning but it doesnt change my impression on this.. hope you enjoy the next batch of DLC..

  • •december

    Oh absolutely! I have no idea what’s coming but i’m gonna see this to the end – I just wanna see this beautiful mess of a game stand on its own without DLC

  • fish8100

    I have the base game on ps4 but will be getting the Royal Edition on pc for dlc and mods. Honestly thought the pc version would be more expensive but its not a bad price at all really.

  • Hyou Vizer

    lmfao no, not its not. the “bonus content” fleshes out the lore, the story and character’s motivations/backstory greatly improving upon what the base game was severely lacking.

  • •december

    I can’t wait to see whats in for the PC mods,
    They really should go ham on Niflheim exploration

  • •december

    Character motivation was lacking for everyone, you only mentioned those within the four friends. Aranea, Ravus I’m talking about specifically…

    I agree DLC should be additional content not an extension but if the story was the only problem, it still means everything was great cause gameplay was very layered despite it not having the vast catalogue of Final Fantasy spells, it was a big experience on the exploration end and also Battles were fast paced and i’m still finding link strikes i’ve never seen before and the detail in the graphics is outstanding like I didn’t even know Shiva had ‘snowflake’ skin until the benchmark pointed it out

    I just think the 8/10 is deserved for the current base game cause FFXV got a lot of shit right which gets undermined

  • Hyou Vizer

    Aranea has hers kinda mentioned in Prompto’s DLC. Ravus has his sorta mentioned in a story patch and also within Ignis’ DLC. Base game to me was 6/10 for me and I wasn’t even expecting much either.

  • xMysticx

    are they stuck on this limbo called ffxv ?
    time to abandon this abomination and close its chapters
    ffxv ship already sunk to the depth of the sea

    move on SE

  • •december

    are they stuck on this limbo called negativity ?
    time to abandon this abomination and close its chapters
    butthurt ship already sunk to the depth of the sea

    move on xMysticx
    ***FIXED

  • xMysticx

    i moved on loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong ago
    and whats the matter with you spamming each comment people make ?

    and the butthurt ship is yours btw youd play anything they throw at you .
    would it kill you not to replay to me you fucking idiot

  • KeybladeKnight

    Agreed.

  • Noctis

    finally a god comment

  • Noctis

    your spamming every site with your sick love

  • xMysticx

    why hello there

  • •december

    i’m infectious & so are youuuu

  • blazeblast4

    Two things. First between inflation and the cost of development going significantly up, games should be more expensive. $60 in the 90’s is roughly $100 today. People will shot

  • xMysticx

    you are cancerous to this site

  • •december

    fighting words, but not the answer to my question

  • chizwoz

    If they’re making 4 DLC, I’d say Luna is pretty much guaranteed. She got shortchanged by the story more than any other character.

  • •december

    …and we as players are still left under the impression that she was major important to the story too… Still hoping for Dawn 2.0 Luna explanation

  • chizwoz

    Ignis and Prompto DLC were necessary for the main story. Everything else is additional novelties.

  • Gabriel Hage

    OMG! Episode Lunafreya S2

  • Gabriel Hage

    Square Enix should add DLCs in main game. We need FFXV with a complete story and an unique experience.

  • •december

    They are literally expanding the main game already
    Unless you mean putting the DLC prompt in the main game like where Gladio disappears, Prompto falls off the train etc

  • Patrick Bateman

    you misunderstood, i said “I can’t remember the last “AMAZING holy shit 100/100″ game i’v played in the past at least 10 years…” not “I have refused to play a modern game in the last 10 years” I havn’t played Nier: Automata, and Persona 5 because I don’t have a PS4. I honestly thought what they did with BOTW was a step back gameplay style, it was boring (sorry unpopular opinion. ) they did things right, but they did a lot of things wrong imo…I also don’t believe in buying a game at full retail like any of the Final Fantasy Online games, and then having to pay a subscription fee monthly to play it..that’s INSANE, and just because other MMO’s do that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Elder Scrolls online did it right in the sense that you could beat the entire game without having to spend an extra dime after you bought it, you just get perks if you DO spend more, but it’s not necessary.

    To each their own, everyone was horny for the Witcher series too, and i feel asleep trying to get through 2. Mass Effect was amazing, and then something happened and we got Mass Effect 3 and 4 for some reason…Monster Hunter world is just another Destiny fetch-me/grind clone that’s fun for a while and then gets boring real fast. I’m sorry but grindy/fetch-me games AREN’T GOOD like that ISN’T good gameplay, it’s lazy and boring lmao again to each their own though,

  • Gabriel Hage

    Yes, that is exactly what I meant!

  • Gabriel Hage

    Buy a PS4 with Shadow of the Colossus and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. Best remakes ever!

  • •december

    It would make the game flow better, but Episode Ignis would be tricky I believe

  • Gabriel Hage

    This is my dream!

  • Gabriel Hage

    Indeed

  • Patrick Bateman

    i have Zodiac Age ( i plan on getting a PS4 soon ) I loved FFXII, imo THAT was the last great FF game. I loved the story ( I don’t see Vann as the main character, I see Baltheir/Basch and Ashe as the mains while everyone else is just along for the ride. ) THAT was the last game with great storytelling, cinematics, and i thought the possibilities with the battle system were fun despite people hating it lol ) I love a game with a huge arsenal of unique gear and weapons, everything after 12 imo that isn’t an MMO HEAVILY lacked in that department…

  • Jorge Alberto Martinez

    Horizon Zero Dawn is more similar to Breath of the wild than Final Fantasy XV. IMO

  • Jorge Alberto Martinez

    I am midway through Horizon Zero Down, it is what the open world of XV should had been.

  • sixstarny

    you son’d him lol

  • cloud

    We need FF16

  • Randy Marsh

    I uh, huh well okay….

  • xMysticx

    why should i answer you ?
    i dont have to

  • xMysticx

    it is mind blowing that you rooting for this type of cancer to spread .
    he didnt ”son” me

    i dont normally replay cancer

  • Noctis Leonhart Strife

    Acid and hateful comments should be deleted from this site and whoever posts them should be banned. Where is moderation?

  • Artemis Polara

    While I’m a defender of the game, I don’t want those with differing opinions gone. I’d rather we not become some circle jerk throwing out others whom we don’t agree with.
    Though I’ll say people on both sides need to chill out and not spit so much venom about at one another (and the game)

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  • •december

    There’s cooking in Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild and Final Fantasy XV, and FFXV’s fishing and 10 year skips calls back to Ocarina of Time / Majora’s Mask so there’s a lot of Legend of Zelda in FFXV

  • •december

    ikr Fuck episode Gladio right?
    his Pride was hurt boo hoo

  • •december

    I think Noctis Leonhart is talking about hateful comments, there’s a difference between effective criticism and flat out hate. He’s got a point, but personally the comments don’t really bother me – Moderation is decent on this website I believe

  • •december

    No we do not

  • chizwoz

    And he didn’t seem to actually get any stronger.

  • xMysticx

    you talk about me bud ?
    where is the hate i spew ? re-read what i said smh

  • xMysticx

    soon enough even you guys say you want more there is nothing given to you but scraps and soon enough you’ll get bored and you yourselves will ask to move on

    mark my words

  • •december

    I still don’t get how Noctis’ ancestors upon death become the Rulers of Yore.
    Only 12 of them before King Regis died became Rulers of Yore, why?
    The Realm Beyond needs more explanation, Noctis enters it when he’s alive and then again when he sacrifices himself…how?
    10 days until we find out I guess!

  • One Eco

    Oh god, they are never gonna let it go and move on to FFXVI, aren’t they?

  • stevenm281

    I wonder if the 4 episodes could be something like this:

    Ardyn, Luna, Iris, Cor
    Ardyn, Luna, Iris, Niflheim
    Ardyn, Luna, Iris, Aranea

    I’m almost certain that Ardyn, Luna, and Iris are a given…

  • •december

    It’d be pointless

  • •december

    It would be silly to end on episode Niflheim
    not to say its impossible,
    Also an episode Iris would seem a stretch as the only story missing from her could be incorporated into Comrades DLC which in fact is the World of Ruin DLC

  • stevenm281

    I didn’t mean in that specific order, except for Ardyn as we know its the first one.

    Its true that Iris the demon hunter should be featured in Comrades but then again, her NPC has yet to grow up, so I wonder if they’ll ever do something with her.

    Since Regis has a full movie for him, and he doesn’t really have anything to bring to FF15, I don’t think he’ll get a full episode, but he should definitely have a few scenes about Noctis’ birth, his deal with the crystal, etc.

    Aranea’s episode could cover her time working for the Empire, show what Niflheim were up to, show her shifting towards order/light, leaving the army, and her involvement to save Tenebrae’s citizens.

    I would have liked a Ravus one, which could show more of Niflheim as well, but I think we got plenty during Ignis’ DLC.

  • •december

    This is what I mean it’s really up in the air until Royal Edition gives us further clues.

    It would not make sense to have minor characters as DLC after Ardyn, the only person of importance would have to be Lunafreya.

    I don’t agree anyone of less importance would come after Ardyn or Luna, remember back to the survey of 2017 about FFXV future content – the most that would come of Iris, Aranea even Gentiana is making them playable…

    …Judging by the survey they’ve pretty much covered all of this in the upcoming Royal Edition and it seems DLC will get bigger as they are finished as the dev team want to “finish the entire DLC before moving on to the next”

  • Codes McGodes

    I wouldn’t say Iris is a definite. I wouldn’t be against an Episode: Iris, but she really doesn’t play a very big role in the story. At best, she could either cover the Insomnia invasion, the Lestallum invasion, or her development into becoming the Demon Hunter. Iris herself though doesn’t really add a whole lot to the story.

    I think Ravus is a likely episode. There’s quite a lot they could do with him. And I would really like to see more of the Empire in general. I’d also like to see an Episode Regis. Would be nice if that ended with the events of Kingsglaive. I so desperately want Kingsglaive back in the game.

    Also I forever want an explorable Niflheim. The upcoming explorable ocean gives me hope. Though I’ll be disappointed if it’s literally just a giant body of water with nowhere to explore, which is what I suspect it will be.

  • stevenm281

    I’d love to see the Lestallum invasion, we need to feel more for the citizens of Eos during the Empire’s tyranny, and of course, I want to see Iris as her demon hunter older self.

    I’d love a Ravus one but they were pretty generous about this character and his motives during Episode Ignis, I think the most likely villain with the most content would be Aranea, her time with the Empire should easily show a lot of the background story from Niflheim, what led to her leaving, her time helping out the citizens of Tenebrae, etc. Her DLC could provide exploration for both Gralea and Tenebrae. Maybe the episode could cover both Aranea and Ravus… who knows.

  • KeybladeKnight

    Makes me wonder if Noctis could achieve a form like the Rulers of Yore. Hmmm.

  • •december

    I had this stupid theory that Luna and Noctis do get to marry and they have a kid who can summon the Knights of the Round, I mean Rulers of Yore including Noctis as the 14th

  • Final Fantasy

    WHOA ARANEA DLC! PLEASE! and ast least i get to play a demo. but like seriously though ive never pre ordered anything before. this better be worth it square enix ;P

  • Final Fantasy

    iris the demon hunter. i only played the absolutely main story and thats IT. so im assuming from the ending it kinda of makes sense… RIGHT?? >.<

  • Final Fantasy

    nope ffxv is life. its us Skyrim Obsessive based playas here to attacks your way of life BWAHAHAHAHH !! no but i understand. meh square enix is rich hopefully they’ll move on to the next Final Fantasy AND keep on adding fifteen stuff. but i just hope you know that im learning to mod witcher 3 stuff so you wont be hearing the end of THAT. im ssorry >.<

  • Final Fantasy

    thats what aranea said…

  • Final Fantasy

    i really like your name ! ..now please calm dowm =)

  • Final Fantasy

    by the way circle jerks are a good punk band . just saying. bye.

  • Final Fantasy

    kingdom hearts 4 ready on time any one ;P EHH??—- EHH——- ??? NO?… XXXD AHAAHAHHHHHGGG i tried but no seriously wheres my legend of dragoon part 2 that stuffs awsome if ya havnt played it yet you all should=D

  • Final Fantasy

    wait what ?

  • Artemis Polara

    <_<

  • •december

    whoa not even the Final Fantasy XV base game?
    I’m actually impressed lol
    I’d like a lot of background on Aranea and Dave too tbh, but not a whole DLC about it

  • •december

    Dude! That’s so true
    Multiple characters can have story in one DLC…
    Like imagine if Luna and Iris crossed paths once, didn’t she let Noctis know she was passing through Lestallum or something
    I’m here for one DLC covering many characters backgrounds and story

  • •december

    Aranea is important; she would never break the 4th wall in such a degrading way

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    FFXVI is a game that will be in another Business Division , as such , anything that Tabata does with XV do not have an effect in XVI.
    Only thing that his actions brings is Type-1’s delay

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    Rulers of Yore is just the old kings , any Lucian King is a Ruler of Yore , thing is , Noctis just acquired the weapons of 13 Kings , so only those 13 Kings appears.

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    FF16 is from another Business Division , so xv actions do not delay xvi

  • Tony Garsow

    Behave, y’all. Pruning off-topic comments.

  • •december

    Lucas nicely said.

  • One Eco

    It’s the future of the series, it’s not pointless at all!

  • One Eco

    OMG, I got AIDS on my eyes trying to decipher this (?
    Okno, but I really got myself lost in some parts of this speech of yours.

  • One Eco

    Even worse!
    I want to know if Type-1’s development has been started!

  • •december

    So why not think about FF17 then ?
    It’s pointless at this moment in time to think about it,
    FFXV still has centre stage as a series number

  • •december

    Are you serious?
    I find this difficult to believe, you have any sources?
    Only some of the Rulers of Yore became the Old Wall, before King Morus put up the Magic wall around Insomnia.
    …what made these specific kings/queens special I’m asking

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    how is that worse?
    XVI is not delayed , probably it’s just in concept phase , only thing that is delayed is a spin-off

  • FTWiener

    No way, man
    Let them express their opinion. If we get too antsy, we’ll stifle interesting discussion.
    I got b& from Siliconera for “expressing my opinion” on the Switch and Amiibo.

    We don’t want a 1984 police-state lol

  • FTWiener

    You’re absolutely right

  • FTWiener

    Do we know that for a fact? Do you have a source?
    Business 1 is doing VIIRemake, 2 is working on FFXV DLC, 3 is Left Alive and Kingdom Hearts 3 (?), 4 is some Dissidia shit, 5 is Final Fantasy XIV, 6 is Octopath, 7 is (?), 8 is Secret of Mana remake and other ports and remakes, 9 and 10 are also unknown.

    But only the first couple Business Divisions deal with the flagship titles and they all seem busy at the moment

  • FTWiener

    Don’t know why so many people are upset by this.

    They are continuing to push out quality content. I don’t think you’ll find anyone who said the Episodes were shitty.

    I’m very excited to finally play the game on PC and look forward to more quality content being pushed out by Square.

    It’s not like this junk is Horse Armor-tier DLC. It’s full-featured campaigns and what have you.

  • Lucas Nóbrega Maia

    yes , all of them seem busy.
    But Tabata already stated that his new IP would not be XVI , so it’s probably Type-1 or Agni’s Philosophy , either way , it’s also confirmed in interviews that would only release at the next generation.
    with that little info , we at least can say for sure that XV’s updates or DLC will not delay XVI.
    That could not be sayed for FF7R or BD4 to 8 , as BD9 and 10 are completely mobiles games so surely is not them.
    I think BD3 is always doing KH , so I would be surprised if they are making XVI or not.

  • Mehmed

    How would you feel about a Smartphone without Camera, Speakers, and Battery Life but 2 years worth of Useless Free Spam Software and Extra Goodies like a Selfie Stick, an SD Card with 8 Gigs and an external Camera?

    Good? Would you love it? Is it great?

    Yeah.? Most people feel a bit like this exaggerated example

  • Mehmed

    FFXV is trash, and so are it’s fans.
    Sorry.

  • •december

    What are you sorry for you’re entitled to your opinion.
    It’s not beneficial so mods might delete it but hey free speech.
    Final Fantasy XV still has dedicated fans because its potential to be the best

  • •december

    Episode Gladiolus even had some good points, but I would say yes about Episode Prompto and definitely Episode Ignis being great DLC.
    I’m not even a PC user and I’m excited for the mods they’re are likely to create.
    This is the first FF main series getting PC modding treatment or am I wrong?

  • Codes McGodes

    I wouldn’t be against the Lestallum invasion. Lord knows it’d be nice for Jared to have his moment in the sun. But I can’t imagine the invasion would be all THAT interesting. Unlike Altissia and Insomnia, Lestallum wasn’t destroyed. Like the only reason we know it was invaded is because Iris told us it was. I would support additional scenes concerning it, but I can’t picture a full DLC episode about it.

    I’ll take your word on Ravus. I haven’t played any of the DLC yet so idk if his additional story in Ep: Iggy was sufficient enough. Like I said I’d really like to see more of the Empire in general. If it were up to me I’d just make a series of cutscenes and pepper them throughout the story showing what the Empire is doing in the background throughout the course of the game. That would allow all the necessary sub-plots of Iedolas, Verstael, Aranea, Ravus, Ardyn, Glauca (if only), Loqi, and Calligo. I know most of those characters have gotten some additional content in the current episodes, but without having played it yet I’m not sure if it’s what I’m hoping for.

    Anyway I’d suggest an Episode: Iedolas but I can’t imagine playing as him. If there were to be a playable character to carry us through the Empire’s perspective of the story, I feel that either Ravus or Aranea would have to be the one to do it. And between the two, Aranea defects pretty early on whereas Ravus is basically with the Empire the whole time.

    Also personally I’m still hoping that they’ll do a full explorable Niflheim for the player characters. I wouldn’t be against exploring it in a DLC episode, but I want the whole “road trip” vibe to be playable in Niflheim. Especially paired with the flying car, it’d be great to be able to explore Lucis, Niflheim and Accordo all with the main party. Continuing the campouts, the monster hunts, the driving and jamming out to classic FF tunes, etc. It all still feels so limited knowing that you can only do that in about 40% of the full map. Would also be nice if in the post-game (since you have to time-travel anyway) if the days were their original length. Niflheim could open up specifically as a post-game section with higher level dungeons, monsters, and hunts. Wishful thinking I’m sure, but god I want that more than anything else.

  • Codes McGodes

    Strongly agree on adding a few full Kingsglaive scenes to the game. Only about half the movie is necessary to the plot anyway, the rest is filler and total throwaway. The invasion itself could even have that warning they use in FFXIV when you’re about to watch a lengthy cutscene.

    Also agree on Regis. Although I wouldn’t be against an Episode:Regis, we really just need his deal with the crystal, his relationship with Noctis, and the events of Kingsglaive. And those would probably work best peppered throughout the story since he dies so early on.

    And I think you’re probably right on Aranea. They could probably fit in a lot of Empire content into an episode with her. And I keep forgetting about Gentiana. I can’t imagine what they could cover in an episode about her unless it’s like, story/lore concerning the Astrals. I will continue to hope thought that they’ll one day add Shiva’s death into the game. I was so hoping they would when we got that powerpoint presentation instead.

  • Mehmed

    I would wish for

    Episode Story (we really need a good story)
    Episode World (we really need a lively world to explore)
    Episode Complete Cohersive (a full and complete cohersive gameplay)

    These 3 episodes please and i’m gonna buy this game.

  • stevenm281

    I want the same as you my friend.

  • stevenm281

    Can’t wait for Royal Edition to release and to finally hear about the new DLCs.

  • •december

    On the topic of DLCs
    the two Festival DLCs we have had so far are identical:
    Moogle Chocobo Festival and the Assassin’s Festival.

    If they wanna bring another fun festival I’m definitely into the rumoured Bachlor Party idea, or maybe a Galdin Quay beach festival where you have boat races seeing as we now have access to The Royal Vessel.

    I didn’t like how the two festivals were almost the same thing

  • stevenm281

    Since I didn’t really enjoy those festivals, I’d rather they ditch them entirely and focus on substancial content.

  • •december

    Ah, they seemed pointless, but the Platinum Demo and Moogle Chocobo heavily focused Carbuncle, which seems to be the recurring factor in Noctis’ dreams which as we know there was a huge underlying story where his dreams held certain powers; In the story we know his nightmare at Lestallum was the Omen trailer, which is actually an alternate reality that really happened…

    Which brings me back to King Regis, who was the one who gave Noctis the Carbuncle figure in the first place – Episode Regis definitely should happen, depending on how much they confirm / reveal in Royal Edition additions

    I should’ve said another fun DLC instead of another fun Festival DLC. I do see where I went wrong.

  • Diego Pinheiro

    Thanks SE.

  • Stonespear

    It won’t be the best. The groundwork isn’t there.

  • •december

    The best Final Fantasy, maybe but I really meant the best it can be.
    If you’re just here to be negative, about a game you don’t want to see succeed, you should ask yourself: am I using my time wisely?
    If you have constructive criticism go for it, don’t be shy – be specific

  • Artemis Polara

    Chill out, his line doesn’t mean he’s against the game. The game can be liked without being the best.

  • Stonespear

    There is nothing negative about saying groundwork isn’t there, the game has had all the constructive criticism it needs. Using time wisely, probably not, but then it’s not really any business of yours to be honest.

  • Stonespear

    Why have my follow up comments been removed? In no way were they spam, offensive or off-topic.

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  • •december

    He could’ve backed it up with that instead of shitting over the entirety of the game

  • •december

    Using time wisely, probably not

    Absolutely not

  • Artemis Polara

    Sure, but the same can be said of you. 😐 (being so defensive about the game)
    You are the most vocal defender of this game on Nova Crystallis period. I’m a defender of this game too but even I’m a bit more open to at least allowing people to share their negativity about it. Hell, the ones I don’t like, I block them or just ignore them.

  • •december

    I prefer to remain active about it. As you prefer to take the submissive/passive route there’s not harm in either.

    Our differences make us more interesting

  • Artemis Polara

    My route is more about creating a friendlier environment and not a confrontational one which your path feeds into that cycle.
    I’ve done the aggressive route before but it didn’t help anything. I’ve moved on from it. (Unless you try to insult me personally, then I’ll tear you to pieces) 😛

  • •december

    I’m being as polite as I can with these other guys lol
    Gladio means well in being a dick sometimes, and heck so do I

  • Artemis Polara

    Sure but you can also take a step back and know when it’s right and when it’s pointless.

  • •december

    Passion is never pointless

  • Artemis Polara

    It is if you fling it around pointlessly. Of course that’s just my perspective on it. You can go blunt if you wish though, I prefer precision. 😛

  • •december

    Fair enough
    I mean if my girlfriend wants to be passionate about Star Wars, to me that’s dorky or geeky – but it brings her happiness and creativity so yeah, people might see the same of me and thats fair.
    Won’t stop me though

  • NewestType

    I might be the downer, but when us Tabata starting Type-1?

  • stevenm281

    ain’t sure if it will happen, I think Type-0 was a commercial flop, unfortunately

  • NewestType

    Wrong. Platitude.

  • NewestType

    Oh well. At least we got that cool cg video of Aces revival.

  • 4FFAN

    I agree with you, that is what I meant. I wasn’t saying the base game was a complete experience, I was saying that, to me at least, the four previous DLCs along with the various updates that were released in 2017 were enough to make the game feel like a complete experience. So, to me, the DLCs that are going to be released this year and in 2019 are bonus content and not missing content like the previous DLCs were. But it’s a matter of opinion really, who am I to invalidate your complaints lol

  • NoctLightCloud

    I’m hoping for an Episode ARANEA or Ravus~ (+PAK Ravus when we’re at it^^)

  • •december

    Aranea is awesome.
    She also had more screen time than Lunafreya, lol
    Definitely need more of all three
    I wanna go to Tenebrae properly!

  • NoctLightCloud

    I agree 100% with you!

  • Kyoji Shirakani

    Not exactly. Noctis is the 114th king in the line, but its also said that not every king gets their own named weapon either. The 13 currently existing are simply the ones that exist.

    However what IS certain is that Noctis is the FINAL king in the line as he is the Chosen One to end the Starscourge. The line of Lucis ends with him.