Final Fantasy XV
12 hours ago.
PAX Prime 2015: Everything you need to know from Final Fantasy XV's Active Time Report
During today's Active Time Report event, Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata showed off a handful of information - ranging from concept art and information to brand-new in-game footage of Final Fantasy XV. This article will detail all the important notes from within the event. First and foremost, Tabata has re-confirmed officially that Final Fantasy XV will be releasing in 2016. Tabata: "I want to take this opportunity at PAX Prime to announce that we will officially release Final Fantasy XV in 2016." Tabata also added…
12 hours ago.
Square Enix is bringing an extended version of Final Fantasy XV's "Dawn" trailer to TGS
Final Fantasy XV will be making its next appearance in just a few weeks at Tokyo Game Show, where director Hajime Tabata has promised extended footage, new concept art and perhaps more at the event. During today's Active Time Report at PAX Prime, along with the opening of the game's official Twitter accounts, we learned Square Enix will be bringing an extended version of the trailer shown at Gamescom to the Tokyo-based event. Along with video content, fans can also…
14 hours ago.
PAX Prime 2015: Final Fantasy XV full release date announcement coming March 2016
During Final Fantasy XV's Active Time Report at PAX Prime 2015, director Hajime Tabata confirmed a special event will be held in March 2016 where Square Enix will announce the full release date for the game. No specified date of the event has been given yet, however we also received "official" confirmation the game will launch some time in 2016. More information to come from the full report of the ATR. Stay Tuned!…
1 week ago.
A lone Final Fantasy XV screenshot
Square Enix has - for whatever reason - released a single Final Fantasy XV image on their press site this morning depicting the malboro we saw some weeks ago at Gamescom. The company will be bringing the game in the form of its Episode Duscae 2.0 offering to PAX Prime next weekend. There, director Hajime Tabata will also be present for the latest Active Time Report where he'll share "a few personal stories about the development of the game" and…
1 week ago.
Tabata talks more about magic in Final Fantasy XV and Regis' redesign
In a recent interview by Spieletester with the director of Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata discusses more about magic and how it's handled, Kings Regis' redesign and the dog, which was shown in the 'Dawn' trailer. We've compiled a summary of the interview from Spieletester with Hajime Tabata: The reason wasn't that King Regis previous design didn't fit in the game, Tabata actually liked it and said that they have a good reason for it, though it's a huge spoiler for the…
2 weeks ago.
PAX Prime's Active Time Report scheduled for August 29th
Square Enix has penned in the date for Final Fantasy XV's next Active Time Report which was previously promised to show at PAX Prime in Seattle at the end of this month. According to the official PAX Prime schedule, the ATR will take place on August 29th at 4:30PM PDT (7:30PM EDT) at the Hydra Theatre and last an hour. The panel promises the first North American appearance of Hajime Tabata as he'll be "sharing a few personal stories…
2 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Extended Final Fantasy XV developer video
During previous Active Time Reports Hajime Tabata and his team had shared behind the scenes videos about capturing real life landscapes and lightings as a research. At Gamescom 2015, Square Enix showed a longer version of this video, in which the developers went on expeditions to cook in the wild, observed animals like lions, snakes and giraffes, watched vehicles like helicopters and tanks or even squeezed themselves into dark caves. Fortunately, Twitter- and Youtube-User FinalXV recorded the video, which was shown on stage…
2 weeks ago.
Three new Final Fantasy XV screenshots released after Gamescom 2015
Square Enix has released 3 new Final Fantasy XV screenshots via a press release showing three different sets of areas in the game. One of them shows a place called "The Leville", which is one of the hotels in town. The other one shows you Noctis and Gladiolus underground and lastly the third just shows the gang driving the Regalia. ido An underground dungeon with an eerie atmosphere. For a long time, this dungeon has seen no traces of human activity. But is there…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Final Fantasy XV interview with Hajime Tabata
Gamescom is a new beginning for Final Fantasy XV - a project that has undergone countless changes since its original reveal as Final Fantasy Versus XIII in 2006. Having skipped E3 in favor of turning over a new leaf and kick-starting the game's first steps into marketing the final game, there's no doubt expectations were high. On the first day of the show we sat down with Hajime Tabata, Director of Final Fantasy XV together with our German media colleagues from…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Square Enix looking to use Just Cause 3 tech for Final Fantasy XV airships
During an interview with Famitsu this week, Tabata revealed that they are currently working with Avalanche Studios on using technology from their game Just Cause 3 in Final Fantasy XV in hopes to allow full-scale flight for airships. Though they can't guarantee the results of this collaboration will make it in time for the game's release, they hope that fans can experience flying around the world at a later date via downloadable content. Tabata: We’re talking to their central technology team…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Final Fantasy XV Interview mit Hajime Tabata (German)
Am ersten Tag der Gamescom saßen wir zusammen mit Hajime Tabata, Producer und Director von Final Fantasy XV, sowie mit den deutschen Kollegen von JPGames.de und Koneko. Das Interview fand zeitlich unmittelbar vor dem Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report auf Messebühne statt. Im Interview erhalten wir nicht nur generelle Informationen über das Spiel, sondern es beleuchtet auch ein wenige die Hintergründe zur neuen PR-Kampagne. NovaCrystallis: In früheren Final Fantasy-Spielen unterschieden sich die Character Designs der Mitglieder einer Party deutlich. Das galt…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Watch Noctis fight Final Fantasy XV's version of Malboro
Square Enix has uploaded a high quality version of the footage debuted at Gamescom the other day depicting Final Fantasy XV's version of the classic Malboro from throughout the series. The video shows off Noctis and crew as they investigate a new swamp location set in the second half of the game. Final Fantasy XV has been hinted to launch some time in 2016. Director Hajime Tabata is expected to share when fans can expect an announcement of the release date…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Tabata talks Final Fantasy XV multiplatform differences, says PC version could happen after console release
Final Fantasy XV is still in development and despite catching a glimpse of its progress with the release of Episode Duscae back in March it was clear things on the visual side were still a bit rough as anyone who played it likely saw. Speaking with DualShockers, director Hajime Tabata shared an update on the team's plans concerning both framerate and resolution, the trials of multiplatform console development as well as the answer to those looking for a PC release. "The honest…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Final Fantasy XV Play Arts Kai Noctis aimed to match game's release
The Noctis Final Fantasy XV Play Arts prototype was introduced in an Active Time Report in Japan. At Gamescom 2015, visitors got the chance to see the non-final figurine up close for the first time ever. We received a lot of questions and comments on this Play Arts design prototype. Today we can confirm that the release of this figurine will be aimed alongside with the Final Fantasy XV game release, but could come later, as well. The information was shared by Hirokuni…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV confirmed for 2016 release
Despite it not being mentioned in the latest trailer or Active Time Report, the director of Final Fantasy XV told Gamespot in a recent interview that fans can expect to play the full game before 2017, suggesting the game will be out next year. Tabata: "We can certainly say to people: it's not going to be 2017. It's going to be before that." When asked when we can expect it. Tabata: "At the very least, I can tell you that it isn't going…
3 weeks ago.
Tabata explains a few of Final Fantasy XV's story details
Final Fantasy XV's story has been a long-kept secret following the departure of Tetsuya Nomura. Since then we've learned that changes were made to the original Final Fantasy Versus XIII script to appropriate the tale more toward that of a singular mainline title. With the arrival of Gamescom and a new trailer, director Hajime Tabata is now ready to share a few more of those details - shedding some light on a few bits before even more of the game…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Final Fantasy XV will ship with English/Japanese voices only, more text translations planned
In the last years, Square Enix has localized major games like Hitman, Tomb Raider and Deus Ex for multiple markets, including voice tracks in languages like French, German, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese. While English and Japanese voice casts have been shared for Final Fantasy XV already, Square Enix so far remained silent on whether more languages will be supported with dubbing voices or not. During our interview with Hajime Tabata, the game's Director confirmed that Final Fantasy XV will ship with…
3 weeks ago.
GC 2015: Final Fantasy XV screenshots from the latest trailer
Square Enix has released a batch of high resolution screenshots to coincide with last night's new Final Fantasy XV trailer. While there's not much in the way of new here, the images do give a cleaner look in full resolution at several key scenes including Luna and of course a young Noctis and his father. Final Fantasy XV is still without a release date but with marketing for the full game now underway we're expected to hear what's next later…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV is now 65% complete despite no release announcement
Final Fantasy XV is still a ways out if today's presentations hold any meaning. Despite words from director Hajime Tabata that the game was progressing as planned, Square Enix decided not to announce a release despite plans for one already laid out internally. Speaking to DualShockers, Tabata said the game is now 65% complete and "all the plans are now solidly in place both for development and marketing. Everything is 'proceeding very well' and development is on target." The game -…
3 weeks ago.
All the details from today's Gamescom Active Time Report
Square Enix just got done hosting a ‘Square Enix Presents’ event which featured Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata showing off new gameplay, information and more in front of the game's massive presence at Gamescom this year. We’ve taken notes on the important parts of the demo so those of you who missed it. Regarding a release date for the game, Square Enix will not be announcing it at Gamescom - instead, they've established a full plan regarding their marketing and publication…