Final Fantasy XV
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Tracking down Final Fantasy XV's first Timed Quest
With the arrival of Patch 1.05, Final Fantasy XV introduces "timed quests," a time-sensitive event where you'll need to hunt down a monster mark in order to score a big reward. The first of these hunts will be available until March 6th, 2017, so if you want to get in on the prizes, you'll have a good two weeks to participate. In the video below, we hunt down the first timed quest: Cactuars and Slactuars. All you need to do is…
6 hours ago.
Final Fantasy XV adds a NieR: Automata collaboration of its own
Square Enix is set to launch an update adding a NieR: Automata collaboration to Final Fantasy XV. According to a press release, the update will launch today (February 20 in Japan), while the promised Booster Pack+ is due out February 21. Fans will have the chance to grab some NieR music for the car radio and music player including "Song of the Ancients/Fate" and "Weight of the World." As for the rest of the update: the level cap will see an increase…
3 days ago.
Here's what you should nab before Final Fantasy XV's Moogle Chocobo Carnival ends
The Moogle Chocobo Carnival in Final Fantasy XV is still going on, but not for much longer! This special event that transforms the city of Altissia into a moogle and chocobo-themed festival will end on February 20th, and if you've been planning to give it a go, it seems like this weekend will be a prime opportunity. All you need to do to participate is to download the "Holiday Pack" DLC, which is free on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. However,…
4 days ago.
Final Fantasy XV adds "Cup Noodle Headgear" bonus DLC
If you ever wanted a reason to buy a bunch of Cup Noodle at a premium price, Square Enix and Nissin have a deal for you. Those who pick up the special Cup Noodle Final Fantasy Boss Collection will gain access to exclusive downloadable content for Final Fantasy XV. Players will receive the in-game item "Cup Noodle Headgear" (pictured above) sometime this Summer. Square Enix notes those who buy the Boss Collection will get early access to this piece of content,…
5 days ago.
Tabata talks Final Fantasy XV story imbalances and the team's unconventional decisions
One of the big points of contention surrounding Final Fantasy XV post launch has been its story. It's an aspect of the game we criticized at length in our own review, and certainly one that's left a lot of fans wondering - just what happened? Speaking with Game Informer, director Hajime Tabata says the narrative direction was entirely intentional - namely the important events that happened off-screen. "It was for the players to experience the story through Noctis' eyes," he told…
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XV survey wants your opinion on post-release content
Square Enix has released an official survey, asking fans to weight in on various aspects of Final Fantasy XV. The survey, which can be accessed here, focuses on post-release content including DLC, Season Passes and general buying habits. According to a mass email sent out to consumers, this survey will help Square Enix "shape the future of Final Fantasy XV." The survey comes on the heels of the latest Active Time Report, where director Hajime Tabata outlined a number of updates for…
1 week ago.
Tabata: No plans for Final Fantasy XV on Nintendo Switch
Final Fantasy XV won't be making its way to Nintendo Switch, Square Enix confirms. Or at least - there's no plan for it to. Speaking with DualShockers, director Hajime Tabata shared his reasoning. "There are no plans, it wouldn't run..." Tabata explains. "It might run... but we haven’t conducted the proper tests on whether it would run properly on Switch or not, so I cannot say for sure. There are no plans for Switch at the moment, but overall, there is…
1 week ago.
First look at Final Fantasy XV's avatar creation system
Square Enix is currently developing an avatar creation system for Final Fantasy XV's multiplayer component. A strange decision for a single-player Final Fantasy game, but yes, it's happening and will be available sometime in the future. Speaking with DualShockers, director Hajime Tabata shared the first look at the in-development system and some thoughts on how it'll make its way into Final Fantasy XV proper. "Right now, the current stage of development lets you change the character and morph it into another character…
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XV Spring 2017 updates detailed in new trailer
Square Enix has released a new trailer offering a sneak peak at some of the downloadable content headed to Final Fantasy XV this Spring. In addition to the recent Moogle Chocobo Carnival fans can grab the "Booster Pack" on February 21, Episode Gladiolus on March 28 and Episode Prompto sometime in June. The Booster Pack DLC will be available in two flavors: a free version and a Booster Pack+. The free version includes an invincible Magitek Exosuit for Noctis and friends…
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XV's latest Active Time Report gets an English version
Square Enix has uploaded an English language Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report detailing several updates fans can look forward to in the near future. In the video, director Hajime Tabata returns to introduce new downloadable content slated for early 2017. These updates include the long-promised 60fps PS4 Pro patch, "Booster Pack" DLC, character episode DLC including Gladiolus and Prompto along with adjustments to Chapter 13. We covered everything in full detail during last week's Japanese report here. …
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy XV broke even on day one
Despite its troubled development history over the years, Final Fantasy XV is already making money. Square Enix says the game broke even on day one when it launched on November 29. Director Hajime Tabata himself delivered the news to DualShockers during a visit to their offices last week. Right after launch, Square Enix revealed they'd shipped a total of five million physical units together with digital sold units worldwide. These numbers officially made Final Fantasy XV the fastest-selling title in the franchise.…
1 week ago.
A large portion of Final Fantasy XV's staff are still at work on the project
Final Fantasy XV's development team is alive and well, says Square Enix. Speaking with DualShockers, director Hajime Tabata revealed 70% of the original workforce is currently picking away at updates, downloadable content and VR experiences. The remaining 30% has since moved on to other projects and development divisions within the company. Tabata says they'd like to provide support for the game as long as possible - at the moment they have plans for a year's worth of content. From what we…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV Piano Collections previewed in new trailer
Square Enix has uploaded a new video previewing Final Fantasy XV's upcoming Piano Collections release. Due out on February 22, Piano Collections Final Fantasy XV: Moonlit Melodies, as its called, will feature ten of Yoko Shimomura's tracks arranged by Natsumi Kameoka and performed by Takaya Sano. The video features a look at "Serenade Fantastique for Piano -NOCTIS-", an arrangement of Noctis' theme from the game. Pre-orders for the Piano Collections are now available at various outlets including Amazon Japan and Square Enix's…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV's promised 60FPS PS4 Pro patch arrives February 21
Square Enix will release Final Fantasy XV's long-promised patch enabling 1080p and 60 frames per second on PlayStation 4 Pro beginning February 21, Square Enix announced today during the latest Active Time Report. Originally planned for a December launch, the patch will now arrive alongside the game's Booster DLC packs. Here's the full rundown on what you can expect in update 1.05: PS4 Pro support at 1080p/60 FPS Time-limited quests Level cap…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV Cidney Aurum Play Arts Kai due out in July
UPDATE: Square Enix has opened North American pre-orders starting today. Cindy is currently priced at $139.99 and planned for an August 2017 release. ORIGINAL: Further details surrounding Final Fantasy XV's Cidney/Cindy Aurum Play Arts Kai figure have surfaced online via a new retail listing. According to online shop AmiAmi, Hammerhead's own mechanic will go on sale in July for 14,904 yen (approximately $140). The figure comes packed with a tool box and additional tools, several interchangeable hand pieces and a stand. Square…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata wants a PC version with exclusive features like mod support
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has once again reiterated that he'd like to develop a PC port of the game, but this time has added that he'd like to explore PC-exclusive features including - surprisingly - mod support. "I’d like to release the game on PC as a technical attempt," Tabata said in an interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. "I want to show PC users Final Fantasy XV running on high-end machines, and we personally would like to see…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV's Lunafreya is getting a Play Arts Kai figure
Square Enix is developing another Play Arts Kai figure focused around Final Fantasy XV. Joining the likes of Noctis, Ignis, Prompto, Gladiolus and Nyx, Lunafreya is set to join the crew as the first female character. During Final Fantasy's 30th anniversary opening celebrations, which took place this morning, attending guest Hideo Kojima (yes, that one) managed to take a quick snapshot of the prototype Luna. While we've yet to know any of the finer details, it appears she'll come packed with…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event: all the announcements
Square Enix Japan just wrapped up a special 30th Anniversary Final Fantasy event. FF doesn't turn 30 until December, but the company picked today, FFVII's 20th anniversary, to set out some of their plans for this, a banner birthday year for FF. We've covered some of the announcements elsewhere, but it only seemed right to round up the general announcements from the event under one banner. So - here's what you need to know: FFXV, FFVII Remake and FFXII HD News …
2 weeks ago.
Itadaki Street Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary introduces Noctis and Kefka
Revealed during the Final Fantasy 30th Annviersary Opening Ceremony,Final Fantasy XV's protagonist Noctis Lucis Caelum and Final Fantasy VI's antagonist Kefka Palazzo are both making their way to Itadaki Street Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary as playable characters. Gallery Trailer https://youtu.be/BU4Hlio3u3s The game is a symbol of commemoration for the 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. The board game is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan sometime this year.…
2 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladiolus DLC due out March 28; Prompto DLC in June
Square Enix revealed plans for their next round of downloadable content focusing on Final Fantasy XV. Beginning February 21, fans can download a special Booster Pack as part of the game's Season Pass. These items will net Noctis and his party special outfits that grant temporary invincibility. These suits can be used for 30 minutes before needing a full 24 hours to recharge. The first round of episode DLC is scheduled for March 28, when Episode Gladiolus takes the stage. Gladiolus…