Final Fantasy XV
2 weeks ago.
Here's what you can expect in Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae 2.0
Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae is set to receive its promised 2.0 update later today, with several changes incorporated into the early build giving fans a look at some of the mechanics and other gameplay features Square Enix had already planned for the final game. This week, Famitsu has a closer look at what to expect. Added cooperation attacks that come from ally suggestions. Guarding just before being hit by an enemy attack will no longer consume MP. Evasive maneuver has been changed…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV will skip E3 2015 after all
Final Fantasy XV won't be making this year's E3 after all, despite previous promises of a short trailer in the lead up to Gamescom. Instead, Square Enix will be focusing full force on the German show, with director Hajime Tabata offering up a bit of a teaser in the form of a piece of rough concept art featuring a young Noctis and King Regis. Tabata's reasoning for skipping E3 were simple - he was going to mix in a bunch of…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae 2.0 launches June 9
Players will finally be able to get their hands on the promised update to Final Fantasy XV's Episode Duscae next week, director Tabata confirmed on stream this morning. Originally slated for the end of may, the update will launch globally on June 9th at 8AM PDT/11AM EDT as a free download for those who already have the demo. Because the date was pushed back a bit, Tabata confirmed several items they had hoped to include such as framerate improvements and additional…
3 weeks ago.
Stella and other key Versus XIII moments have been removed from Final Fantasy XV
Much of the game we knew as Final Fantasy Versus XIII is no more, now made evident today by director Hajime Tabata who shared new reasoning behind changes long suspected. By far the biggest change is the removal of Stella Nox Fleuret - who was set to be the main heroine opposite of Noctis. "We wanted to keep her as a heroine in FFXV’s story, and pursued ways to tie her in to FFXV’s design as well, but we found…
3 weeks ago.
Watch Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report 6.0 right here
Starting tomorrow around 9AM EDT/6AM PDT Square Enix will be sharing the latest on Final Fantasy XV in a new episode of Tabata's Active Time Report. The broadcast will be subtitled in English and cover various topics, which likely include an update on the release of Episode Duscae 2.0 - scheduled for early June. The Active Time Report can be viewed on YouTube at a countdown link provided by Square Enix below. …
1 month ago.
Next Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report on June 4th
Square Enix announced via Twitter that the next Active Time Report dubbed "Page 6.0" will air on June 4th at 10PM JST (9AM EDT/6AM PDT). Similar to last month's broadcast, this one will come subtitled in English and is likely pre-recorded based on today's announcement and press release Nova Crystallis received from Square Enix America. No other details have been revealed, though we should expect more information on the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae 2.0 update set to release around the…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV special feedback European community event video
Recently Square Enix invited 16 lucky fans to their offices in London to discuss directly their thoughts on Final Fantasy XV's early demo. Joining in on their discussion was director Hajime Tabata as well as Tomohiro Hasegawa, one of the game's artists - both of which have been recapped in a special event video that's been released today. Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae released in March exclusively with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and is expected to see a patch update…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae 2.0 update releasing in early June
Square Enix has announced via Twitter today that they will be releasing the 2.0 update for Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae in early June - originally scheduled to release in late May. The update will include additional features to the combat systems, camera angle improvements, targeting and gameplay enhancements. More information on the update is promised to come at a later date.…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV to be at E3 in limited capacity, next major reveal slated for Gamescom
Final Fantasy XV will arrive at E3 this year in a limited capacity, director Hajime Tabata revealed during today's latest Active Time Event recording. Creating and releasing Episode Duscae was a major milestone for the team and as a "prologue" of sorts to the final release they plan on releasing information surrounding the promotion of the full game. Unfortunately, E3 doesn't give them enough time to prepare for a big reveal, so due to tight scheduling the marketing team is…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae could receive a content update
Square Enix will be introducing a round of new content for Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae, the company announced today during a new pre-recorded Active Time Report detailing the results of various feedback surveys following the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Set for possible release as a free downloadable patch from mid to late May, players will be able to extend their playtime with the demo through new enhancements to the current gameplay systems. Game director confirmed the following changes…
2 months ago.
Watch next week's "feedback special" Active Time Report here
Square Enix has penned in the date and prepared the page for their next Active Time Report - April 28th - where Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata is scheduled to talk up feedback on the recent demo release in Episode Duscae. The broadcast is set to take place at 11:00PM(PDT) on April 27th, with Tabata discussing some of the feedback and opinions submitted by players, as well as detailing some of the ways the development team plans to address them.…
2 months ago.
Square Enix highlights Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae in new trailer
Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV which highlights the main parts of the demo. If you haven't played the demo and you do plan to play it eventually, you might want to hold off as it spoils a few key moments including the summon. The rest of it, however, is fairly harmless. After allowing fans to share their thoughts on the demo through recent surveys, the company is also set to hold a player feedback…
2 months ago.
Hexadrive are assisting with Final Fantasy XV development
In an interview by Famitsu with Hajime Tabata, Yusuke Noaora, Tomohiro Hasegawa and Masakazu Matsushita (CEO of Hexadrive), Tabata announced that Hexadrive has been helping develop Final Fantasy XV for around roughly 2 years. Speaking with Famitsu, Tabata confirmed Hexadrive's involvement with the game when it was still known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII and still running on its own custom engine called Ebony. Hexadrive and Square Enix started working together shortly before the timing of the E3 2013 re-branding. When…
2 months ago.
Don't think of Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae as a finished product
Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae shouldn't be thought of as a finished product, according to director Hajime Tabata. There's much more to be seen in the final game, among other details shared at a recent PlayStation event in Hong Kong to celebrate the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD which highlight some of the changes that might make it into the final game. We've collected the important bits below. In Episode Duscae, when your HP hits 0, the summon is available for…
2 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV could have female guest party members
Final Fantasy XV has an all-male cast and that's not going to change. The main characters have been set up that way to further the original story drawn up by Tetsuya Nomura and reasoning explained in detail dating back as far as 2008. This week's Famitsu touches base with director Hajime Tabata, who once again clarifies these intentions but says that female characters might not be out the window entirely - at least in a guest capacity. According to him, “It’s…
3 months ago.
The Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae feedback survey is now live
Square Enix hasn't exactly been shy about their intentions with the Final Fantasy XV demo - the first playable piece of a game that likely won't be out until some time next year. They're trying something new this time around and going full feedback mode, offering fans who played Episode Duscae to voice their concerns in a brief survey that's now available in both North America and Europe. The survey - which can be accessed here - is quite simple, but…
3 months ago.
Breaking down Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae
As many of you know the Final Fantasy XV first peek came out just a few days ago, packaged within the expertly remastered Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. I picked myself up a first print copy, and wasted no time in downloading the demo. I was excited to try it out, and for me that's a pretty big leap. From my days as a commenter on this and other sites, I've never really held interest in what was once known as Final…
3 months ago.
Recording for a New Generation: A chat with the studio behind the music of Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae
When news broke that an outside studio would be handling the music in-part of Final Fantasy XV, we were intrigued. It meant that Square Enix was becoming more comfortable again with others touching their work and a strong desire to see that work through to completion by adapting large-scale use of live music in their games. For that purpose, composers contracted to the company such as Masashi Hamauzu and more recently, Yoko Shimomura, have turned to the expertise of the…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy XV outdoor goods collaboration with Coleman announced
Square Enix has announced its collaboration with Coleman, with various products set to appear in Final Fantasy XV. In Final Fantasy XV camping has become an important element to the hero's journey and so came about the adoption of Coleman branded camping equipment. In the game itself, camping allows the player to do activities such as eat meals for bonuses and level up with their accumulated experience points. According to Square Enix, it's become one of the most important foundations now…
3 months ago.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV in Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation this week
Both Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation have a bit to say on Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and Final Fantasy XV this week with the game's launch coming up quickly. Much of the information we already know - Famitsu gives readers another rundown of XV's controls, while having a look at the camping system and items you can collect during your play time. The Type-0 HD side of things largely focuses on the results of Famitsu's reader poll, which was conducted online quite…