Final Fantasy XV
2 days ago.
Official Japanese Final Fantasy XV blog now open
We learned previously that Square Enix would be closing the Japanese side of their official forums and replacing it with a new blog for all things Final Fantasy XV. Today, the blog has opened with a greeting message - welcoming fans with a note saying to expect more information about development and all types of events on the blog from now on. To commemorate its launch, the team also posted a new screenshot that shows the gang standing near the…
3 days ago.
Our Final Fantasy XV giveaway winners
Our Final Fantasy XV giveaway is closed and we have our winners! The first prize (Final Fantasy XV autograph, signed by the dev team + L-sized FFXV Gamescom shirt) goes to reesie. The second prize (Final Fantasy XV autograph, signed by the dev team + FFXV wristband) goes to Rebellionzx. Congrats to the winners, we will contact you both for your mail address. Thanks to everyone, who participated. Look forward to our Final Fantasy XIV giveaway - soon at Nova Crystallis!…
6 days ago.
Voice actor D.C. Douglas says he's working on Final Fantasy XV
With Final Fantasy XV's English localization well underway, it's not particularly surprising we're now just finding out who might be working on the project. Recently, fans have spotted a listing for the game over on D.C. Douglas' official page, suggesting the American actor is involved in the game in some capacity. As you can see, his credits page lists Final Fantasy XV along with its promised release of 2016. His role, however, remains a mystery. D.C. Douglas is probably most…
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XV will let you view 3D enemy models, CG images and Prompto's photos in various gallery modes
A new update has appeared on the official Final Fantasy XV forums - once again following up on several fan questions related to the game. This time, UI (User Interface) Planner Takahiro Noda has shared new details on several cosmetic components fans can explore in addition to the core game. Noda revealed that - similar to past games in the series and other RPGs - you'll be able to view things such as enemies, weapons, food and character models in full…
1 week ago.
Square Enix ending the official Japanese Final Fantasy XV forums
UPDATE: Square Enix has told Nova Crystallis the English version of the forums will remain open and they've not discussed a closure for the time being. If plans change they'll notify members on the forum, but for now the forums will continue to be a place for fans to talk about Final Fantasy XV. ORIGINAL: After several months Square Enix has decided to terminate the Japanese version of the official Final Fantasy XV forums. According to a new post by the Business…
2 weeks ago.
Young Noctis is the lead character in the free Final Fantasy XV tech demo
Hajime Tabata appeared on stage at Taipei Game Show 2016 to share more information about Final Fantasy XV. During the event, Tabata discussed the importance of Final Fantasy on PlayStation platforms along with presenting two clips of the game that were later presented in detail during the recent Active Time Report. Click here to read more on the latest Active Time Report. What stood out of the presentation in particular, however, was two new screenshots of Final Fantasy XV that didn't make an appearance in…
2 weeks ago.
Tabata talks magic, Niflheim and more in latest Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has once again taken center stage to host and present the latest Active Time Report detailing new information on the upcoming project. The majority of the pre-recorded broadcast covered new content including magic, new gameplay, promised details on the game's key antagonists the Niflheim Empire and a few details on what fans can expect come March when Square Enix finally reveals the game's release date. Check out the following summary below for all the major details. You…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV Niflheim Base battle footage shows off tactical magitek action
Following today's immense showing in a new Active Time Report, Square Enix has uploaded new battle footage shown on stream of Noctis and friends infiltrating a Niflheim base - a stronghold held by Final Fantasy XV's primary antagonists. Using stealth tactics, different gameplay mechanics give the player a variety of options of combat including magic, the ability to use turrets and environmental damage. Magic in specific can affect things around it such as oil and other flammable elements leading into larger…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV's release date to be announced on March 30
After years of waiting Square Enix is finally ready to reveal when they'll be announcing Final Fantasy XV's release date. Detailed during a new pre-recorded Active Time Report, director Hajime Tabata shared some new details on the highly anticipated March event first teased several months ago in the lead up to the game's 2016 launch. The event - titled Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV - will take place on March 30 at 7PM PST at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Instead…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV January Active Time Report dated, new screenshots revealed
Square Enix revealed today the next Active Time Report will be airing on Square Enix's Presents on January 30th at 11:00PM EST/8PM PST (January 31st at 4:00 GMT for Europe) and subtitled in English. Fans can expect to see new battle footage showcasing magic, information on the enemy nation "Niflheim" and some details on the March event where the company is set to finally reveal the release date for Final Fantasy XV and further collaborations. Additionally, newly released screenshots depict protagonist…
3 weeks ago.
First look at magic in Final Fantasy XV
The latest issue of Jump magazine has a new look at Final Fantasy XV this week, focusing on magic use and new battle images. The scan - seen on the right (click image to enlarge) - has a few bits and pieces of new information on the game, which is expected to be shared in new detail toward the end of the month. You can clearly see Noctis battle against a giant magitek armor. Along with that we've the first real look at…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV: Our new year's giveaway
As we are heading closer to the Final Fantasy XV release, it is time to complete 2015 with all its major events - including Gamescom 2015. Though the presence of Final Fantasy XV wasn't as huge as many fans expected, we all gained new insights and details. Visitors at the Gamescom booth also had the chance to get in touch with Director Hajime Tabata, Art Director Isamu Kamikokuryo, Concept Artist Yuki Matsuzawa and Composer Yoko Shimomura. We have met all of them and got autographs signed…
3 weeks ago.
Nikkei: Final Fantasy XV and Dragon Quest XI projected to sell over a million each
The latest issue of the monthly Japanese publication Nikkei Trendy ran an article about the current video gaming market in Japan, which included a bit on future titles from Square Enix. The magazine writes that smartphone games have been largely dominant in Japan - forcing console games to the side as Japanese consumers buy in to more and more mobile experiences to suit their busy lives. Despite that both Final Fantasy XV and Dragon Quest XI are expected to sell within…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV, World of Final Fantasy set for Taipei Game Show this month
Update: The Final Fantasy XV presentation is confirmed not to be the January 2016 Active Time Report in a tweet from the game's official Japanese Twitter profile. Additionally, the tweet also states that the contents from the Final Fantasy XV presentation will differ from the contents for the Active Time Report. Original story below as follows Sony Computer Entertainment Taiwan today revealed plans for Taipei Game Show - which is set to run from January 29th through February 2nd this year - and…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV's Altissia is of considerable scale, has many varied locations
Last month members of the Final Fantasy XV community team asked fans to submit and vote on several questions for the development team over on the game's official forums. Today some of the top questions have been answered, giving us further insight into city locations such as Altissia and difficulty modes. "Altissia has many and varied locations, such as multiple cafes, ship-bourne market places and parks etc." says planner Ishikawa Tomonori. "The city is of a considerable scale, to the extent…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV won't be 100 percent pure open-world, focuses on the best of linear and open games
There's been a lot of talk about Final Fantasy XV following its re-reveal back at Tokyo Game Show 2014, specifically with regard to its "open-world" - a term thrown around rather loosely in the modern era - and often confused for things it's not. Speaking once again with Examiner, game director Hajime Tabata gave us a further look at what players can expect and how the structure of the game progresses based on the best aspects of both linear and…
1 month ago.
Hajime Tabata compares Final Fantasy XV's main scenario to The Last of Us
Final Fantasy director's haven't shied away from comparing their projects to popular western games of the now. In the past we've seen games like Final Fantasy XIII compared to Call of Duty, XIII-2 to Mass Effect and Red Dead Redemption and Lightning Returns to Skyrim. Now it seems to be Final Fantasy XV's turn, which director Hajime Tabata describes as having been influenced by narrative-heavy titles such as The Last of Us. Speaking with Examiner Tabata explained, “One of the…
1 month ago.
We'll see Final Fantasy XV at its truest form in March
Some short interviews from the upcoming Famitsu magazine with various video game developers have made their way online today, thanks to Hachima. The director of Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata, shared a little more on the development on the game and teased that we will see Final Fantasy XV at its finest during the game's March release date presentation. "This year is the year we’ll release Final Fantasy XV," Tabata told Famitsu. "Currently, we’ve decided on all of its specifications and…
1 month ago.
Former Luminous Engine Lead talks transition from Final Fantasy Versus XIII to Final Fantasy XV
During a lecture held at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris, former Square Enix Technology Director Julien Merceron shared his insight on the transition from Final Fantasy Versus XIII to Final Fantasy XV - topic that's remained shrouded under much secrecy since Square Enix vaulted the project up to mainline status. Merceron was working on Final Fantasy XIII-2 when the concept of Versus XIII was still evolving at a constant pace. The technology used at the time became gradually…
1 month ago.
Tabata: Reports of Final Fantasy XV on PC a misunderstanding
Final Fantasy XV won't be heading to PC any time soon, clarified director Hajime Tabata following news posted online referencing the game running on (development) PCs and PS4 in its pre-beta stage. Some sites and readers took this news out of context - or perhaps they just don't understand how game development works - and so Tabata said a few words that hopefully clear up any confusion for now. Speaking with Amanz.net during Comic Fiesta this past weekend Tabata seemed surprised…