Final Fantasy XV
3 days ago.
GC 2015: Final Fantasy XV developers in attendance
Today Square Enix Germany confirmed the Final Fantasy XV developers, who will be present at Gamescom 2015 and attend the stage shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 03:00 pm. The following developers will at Gamescom: Hajime Tabata - Director Isamu Kamikokuryo  - Art Director Yuki Matsuzawa - Concept Artist Yoko Shimomura  - Composer After their live Q&A on stage the whole team will do a signing session right after. Fan questions for the Q&A will be collected by Square Enix Germany on Facebook and Twitter…
1 week ago.
Next Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report at Gamescom on August 5th
Square Enix has revealed that the next Active Time Report will be live at Gamescom on August 5th at 6PM local time along with a wealth of Let's Plays focusing on Episode Duscae and several Q&A sessions for fans at the show. Every day on the Final Fantasy XV Stage will present a different YouTube or Twitch personality doing a “Let’s Play” of Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae Version 2.0 with live commentary for the audience. Attendees will be able to meet…
3 weeks ago.
Square Enix to present live Final Fantasy XV stage demo at Gamescom 2015
Square Enix will be having a staged demo for Final Fantasy XV at Gamescom 2015 on August 8th. This information comes from Youtuber NinotakuTV who will be playing the demo live on Square Enix's stage. No other details on the live staged demo was revealed, but Square Enix is expected to start up the game's official marketing push during the show along with a new Active Time Report, new information and hopefully some news on when we can get our…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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…
1 month 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. …
2 months 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…
2 months 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…
2 months 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.…
3 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…
3 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…
3 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.…
3 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…
3 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…
3 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…
4 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…
4 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…
4 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…