Final Fantasy XV
4 days 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…
1 week 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…
1 week 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…
2 weeks 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…
2 weeks 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…
3 weeks ago.
Here's a bunch of Final Fantasy XV videos from the demo
At PAX East this weekend, Square Enix kicked off a marketing blitz of media publications on Final Fantasy XV's upcoming demo Episode Duscae, wherein several sites from Japan, America and Europe were allowed to capture select footage from the playable build. These videos - while deliberately edited to avoid spoiler and story content - give fans a good way to enjoy several chunks of gameplay as they wait for the arrival of the full thing next week. Since these videos…
3 weeks ago.
Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae previews rounded up
This past week the games press had a chance to check out Final Fantasy XV's demo ahead of its release in a couple weeks. From written previews to captured footage, we've rounded up what we've seen from around the net. As for what we thought? Check out our special edition network podcast featuring a bit of Q&A on what Alex saw during his play session. If we missed any, feel free to let us know in the comments. IGN (includes new video…
3 weeks ago.
We've played Final Fantasy XV - here's what you need to know
Late last week, we got to go and get hands-on with Final Fantasy XV for the first time, getting a good chunk of time to experience Episode Duscae, the upcoming demo of the game that's set to ship as a download code with first-print copies of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD later this month. There's a lot to talk about - so rather than a regular article explaining what we played and what we thought, we've recorded a special edition of the TetraCast,…
3 weeks ago.
Behind the Game Designs of Final Fantasy XV panel summarized
Final Fantasy XV headed to PAX this year under the banner of a panel titled "Behind the Game Designs of Final Fantasy XV" featuring game designers Wan Hazmer and Prasert Prasertvithyakarn. The pair are currently working on the game as lead designers in their respective areas - Hazmer on the Culture team, and Prasertvithyakarn, or "Sun" as he's called, on the Buddy team in charge of character AI. Director Tabata was unable to make an appearance himself, but he did provide…
3 weeks ago.
New information and screenshots straight from Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae
Square Enix has released a batch of new media and information to coincide with a load of press previews covering the upcoming Final Fantasy XV demo, due out just 10 days from now. Have a look at Noctis and friends as they encounter various enemies, the shop system and the vast terrain of the Duscae region. As for the demo itself, here's what you can expect: A New Generation of Final Fantasy: The latest platform technology brings Duscae to life, rendering fast-paced…
1 month ago.
A look at the concept art behind Final Fantasy XV's modern city
During the first leg in Square Enix's planned lecture tours, Yusuke Naora sat down at SMU Guildhall to talk all things Final Fantasy art and his history with the series. Chief among them was an inside look into the development of Final Fantasy XV and the concept process involved in creating works for the Crown City of Insomnia, located in the modern kingdom of Lucis. With regards to Final Fantasy XV the artists had to deal with physically based rendering,…
1 month ago.
The dungeons and wildlife of Final Fantasy XV
During today's Active Time Report Square Enix let loose a couple of new videos focusing on Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae, it's dungeons and wildlife. Starting off with a bit of basic gameplay, the pre-recorded dungeon clip that follows takes Noctis and friends into a dark cavern where they face off against a horde of goblins. The team's goal is to create the dangerous feeling of dungeons from Final Fantasy's past. The wildlife video - said to be done in the style…
1 month ago.
All the details from today's London Active Time Report
Today's London Active Time Report went above and beyond expectations highlighting not only Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, but once again veering off into a show largely about Final Fantasy XV and its upcoming demo. Hajime Tabata took point along with UK Community Manager Dan Set to answer a few fan questions along with a few surprises as part of the team's European promotional tour. We've included a summary of everything shown following the video. Q&A Section Is it possible to disable the…
1 month ago.
Watch tomorrow's London Active Time Report right here
Starting tomorrow at 6AM EST Hajime Tabata will be leading the next Active Time Report broadcast from Square Enix's London offices following several rounds of media events. This time, we'll be hearing more about Final Fantasy Type-0 HD along with a few more bits of information on FFXV as we near closer to the demo's release. Unlike typical ATRs, however, this one will be available in English straight from the get-go with a slated appearance by Square Enix UK Community…
1 month ago.
Square Enix announces PAX East 2015 lineup
Square Enix is bringing just a handful of titles to PAX East this year, highlighted by several instances of Final Fantasy. At their booth, the company will be bringing along playable versions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and Life is Strange. FFXIV in particular will see the return of the Battle Challenge, featuring the Lady of the Frost, Shiva. There fans will have a chance to win the exclusive "I Beat Shiva" t-shirt. Additionally, Square Enix…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV screenshot update delves deeper into Episode Duscae
Square Enix has released a new set of Final Fantasy XV screenshots today, detailing more of what's to be expected in the upcoming demo release next month. The Final Fantasy XV screenshots show more of the game’s combat system. Noctis and pals are seen fighting at night, when enemies - such as goblins - become much more dangerous and capable of inflicting status debuffs such as poison. We've also a look at the gas station, the game's camping menu, Noctis' red…
1 month ago.
Tabata's London Active Time Report to air next Thursday
Square Enix Europe has confirmed the time and date for the next Active Time Report broadcast, following information today that we'd be looking at another one next week. According to a new blog post, Final Fantasy Type-0 and XV director Hajime Tabata is heading to London. There he will be talking about Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and "may a little bit more about Final Fantasy XV." The event will take place on February 26th at 11:00AM GMT/6AM EST over on…
1 month ago.
Everything you need to know from the Final Fantasy XV demo stream
Square Enix Japan just got done hosting a 'Square Enix Presents' event which featured Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata showing off video footage of the Final Fantasy XV demo, that's to come packaged with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, in action. We've taken notes on the important parts of the demo so those of you who missed it or those who can't speak Japanese can find out the latest. Events kicked off with the reveal of the first major piece of Final…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV's full version is now 60% complete
Final Fantasy XV's game development progress has reached the 60% mark, give or take according to director Hajime Tabata. During the latest Active Time Report he explained that a lot of progress has been done on the game's systems. As things start to come together, however, he says that number could jump to 80% in one go. For now though, the team is fairly deep into development despite the lack of any concrete release timing. Previously Tabata had stated that the…
1 month ago.
Final Fantasy XV demo footage covers battle system, menus and camping
Square Enix held a special broadcast this morning to give fans a closer look at what they can expect when they put in their codes for Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae next month. Director Hajime Tabata took up hosting duties once again as he shared playable versions of the demo in full detail, offering up explanations for the game's controls and other mechanics with a new video detailing inputs for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Continuing on, Tabata…