Square Enix just dropped some really massive Final Fantasy XV news including new DLC, a new ending, mod tools and much more.
OMG this amount of content.
I am already envisioning massive meltdowns over this. I can't wait. Only downer, 2019 is so far away.
didn't play FFXV yet, was in my summer 2018 playlist but now I will wait until summer 2019.
No meltdown here, still haven't played it yet, I'll hold out a while longer, obviously couldn't hurt *shrugs* The sad thing is, Final Fantasy was always, ALWAYS, a day one buy for me and then 13 happened and now I'm really not worried about waiting a few years and getting it used. This is where we're at now.
"OMG this amount of content." from just watching the trailer i can imagine more places to explore. awesome!!
@fenome: This game is fantastic! I totally hear you about FFXIII, but this game is one of the best Final Fantasies ever in my opinion. I honestly don't know if I'm a minority opinion on that or not, but I started the game when it just came out on Windows recently and I'm still playing it, many hours into it, and I'm loving it. It has a lot of cool nostalgia touches for fans of the series, mostly things like comments characters make, little art design decisions here and there that call back to the origins of the series (some 8-bit graphic designs pop up in some spots in a cool way), and of course all the memorable music. The story is pretty good, the characters definitely have well-defined personalities and I quite like them (except Cindy... she is just a ridiculous character and pure fan-service, which I hate, and an annoying southern accent, but whatever haha). The gameplay is fantastic. Such a great open world design, so many side quests, fun to explore in your vehicle and on chocobos (which I love), and a great combat system. This game is easily the best Final Fantasy for me since the PS1 days.
@callahan I'm definitely going to pick it up, I wasn't trying to imply it was a bad game by any means. For some reason I just never got it and now they just keep adding and updating it so by the time I do get around to it I'll get to experience it fresh with all this extra content.
I'm intrigued to see how these episodes pan out. However at the same time I'm a bit peeved that they're dragging this game out for so long.
I mean, with the time and money they spent developing the game you can be sure that they're going to squeeze as much as they can out of it. I guess we'll find out if that's a good or bad thing.
LUNA AND ARANEA! YAY!
I don’t know how I feel about playing as a nameless avatar character in place of Noctis in the singleplayer
I'm so torn. On one hand I really l like the support they are giving this game but on the other I want them to focus on FF16.
Between this and the FF7 title you honestly expect to see an "honest" entry in the series within six years? If not longer.
SE has 10 divisions. This DLC is taking up 1.
@Harkins1721 and look how long they take to complete their RPG games (Final Fantasies, Kingdom Hearts, etc). They take 5+ years (sometimes literally over a decade like with FFXV).
@sarcasticDuck. Most AAA games nowadays take 5 years. Horizon took 7. Its just SE likes to announce their games as they enter development rather than wait 3 years and then hype people up. XV is the only case with it being a decade and its not like it was worked on every day for 10 years.
@Harkins1721: Only with FF13 and 15 SE has been nothing but unbalanced needing nearly ten years to out out titles. And even then incomplete ones. Again, especially from what I've heard about production, the FF7 "remake" is going to cause issues with overall production. KH3 as well, which was already a title in dev hell. I did not say what I first did because I thought this DLC would effect anything, if anything it's likely been planned, but because SE has had production issues for the longest. Have been making their own issues by by making only graphics matter. Building two highly detailed engines from scratch, commit major projects to them, only in the end not use them scrapping all work done in the process.
They took 10 years for XV that’s the only game so far. Nothing else comes close. We know very little of FF7R. And parts of the game were ahead of KH3 last year. As for KH3 how can a title be in dev hell when most AAA games take 5 years? KH3 is coming into its 5th year and set to release by the end of 2018. That is not dev hell. It changed engines very early in development.
What a joke
next year ultimate edition?
Yes, and it's called Royal Rumble edition where all the DLCs are mixed together into a multi-colored Kool-Aid! :D
Bursts thru wall* Ooooooo yea :D
ps5 will get console version in true 4k 60fps without Nvidia exclusive features. or you can get the PC version today which supports up to 8k+....
Now, I'm totally worried about Final Fantasy VII remake. F*** SQ
They already told us they're gonna drag that one out. I'm still glad it's happening though.
Different teams. This DLC was mentioned back in August. This is nothing new.
I tried to tell yall FFVII Remake isn't coming anytime soon.
Different team making it.
@Harkins1721 Doesn't matter. Square Enix have bad management through all their studio and teams in Japan. Outside of Tokyo RPG Factory or any outsourced games.
If Tabata is far from decision maker position in VII remake, it will be just fine.
Called it, se gave Tabata a studio to continue on ffxv. At least he can't hurt vii, the first episode of which we still won't play before 2021. Good chance remake is shifting to ps5.
I expect FF7R to almost certainly be a PS5 title at this point, or at the very least a cross-generation title.
They're doing everything in their power to recoup the costs incurred by this game, directly and indirectly, over 10 years of on again/off again development. Fleshing out an ending I'm fine with but if they make drastic changes to the ending, that's just ridiculously stupid. Stick to your guns and leave it be. Don't be a Bioware or George Lucas and mess with what you originally did. Also, kind of a kick to the throat of people who bought and supported the game early. They're all thrown into the trash. "Hey screw you early adopters! We added this and this and this and changed that and did more of this and now we have a brand new ending!" All this so-called "support" does is make me not want to buy their games on release date because they're clearly still not finished with it. Next game I'll wait 2 years before I buy, if at all. And yeah, changing the ending IS evidence of them not being finished. DLC is just superfluous stuff that you can buy or not. They can release as many DLC packs as they want. No problem. Changing the ending is them saying they don't like the current ending which means the game they've been selling still isn't complete to this day. Baffling.
Although I didn't like the ending of this game, I agree that they shouldn't change the ending. What they can do is make a Versus 15 version and then have a different ending. I also agree that if this is how SE is going to make their next mainline installments, I should, perhaps, wait some 2 to 3 years after initial release just so I could get their best possible versions.
Well if they did Versus 15, they'd have to bring back Stella. That was the entire thing, the dueling empire theme. TBH it would have fleshed out every character so much better though because the enemies weren't delved into like any other FF. Seeing Stella as the rival/frenemy/boss/ally would have changed up the dynamics, and opened scenarios for Gentiana, Aranea, The Emporer, Ravus, and Ardyn, which just weren't really present in XV.
They arent changing the ending. They're adding more. Big difference. The main ending is still the true ending.
Yeah, thats me. Being a huge ff fan, I bought the day one edition, full retail price. Now I just feel robbed. Probably not buying even ff7 remake on launch, assuming that ever gets done
firelogic GAAS get use to it or be like me and wait to buy complete games. Look at AC origins why should i buy it now when i can wait and buy the complete edition with all the content. GAAS is only good for those who will buy a game and stick with that one game for long long time
So post 2019 we’ll be one step closer to a FFXV that hopefully dosent take a noise dive past Chapter 8 The ending is fine, quite beautiful actually but looses emotional impact because of the awful lead up When you need to make DLC centric episodes for the main villain and love interest in a FF game you have an issue
The main villain? SHIT. We didn't get the other enemies either, which is amazing because they had an entire dueling empire to work with, including Stella. I think they focused too much on fetchquests and forgot to have Nifleheim vs Lucis. Even the Kingsglaive movie... pointless. They could have added an extra hour of cutscenes to flesh out the story and Kingsglaive was really worth a 10 minute cutscene at the beginning of the game. That leaves like 50 minutes to flesh out Stella, Ardyn, Gentiana, Aranea, Ravus, The Emporer. Basically all the people who had no presence in the game.
Yeah basically at the end "Oh yeah you know the big bad Empire who attack your home? Yeah well they're nearly all dead and were strung along for plot purposes" and "Oh remember the leader of the Empire, Iedolas Aldercapt? Yeah well he's a big scary creature now that you are fighting. Who'd have thought right?" Makes me angry thinking about it as one throw away silly plot point leads to another, and another AND ANOTHER. Funny thing is I cared more for Nox and his relationship with Luna in that Kingsglaive film then i did for Noctis and the others in the main game. They should have made Nox the main character who's task it to find Noctis and deliver the ring but ends up saving the world himself along with falling in love with Luna.
Looking forward to this. Some stuff previously announced and some they took from fan feedback through the survey. Really interested in Episode Noctis, most likely going to be his 10 year slumber in the Crystal, the Ardyn fight and his afterlife with Luna. Wonder if they'll make this fleshed out alternate ending the canonical one.
I believe this is SE's first foray into the "games as a service" fad. Well, at least those who like this game have something to look forward to each year. My opinion? I want FF16 now; even some kind of news about it would make me feel excited. Not this though. I think they should let this rest after 2019.
Sorry for replying to my own post, but I find this funny: "We will also be able to see other players’ custom avatars as ghosts in the game." SoulsBorne edish?
Final Fantasy is done.
Pretty much. It is just a pile of trash now.
after watching the Versus XIII compilation on youtube compared to FFXV + DLC and Movie, i don't see the old content being that much better. originally it was to be a J-pop soap opera with same secondary hipster characters minus Titian and Summons. now it's a J-pop game with same hipster characters with a little bit of romance and Summons. the settings are the same with everything else hashed a little differently. the old concept was only glorified because it was 1- exclusive and 2 - fans were on the hype train. that being said there is no denying it was going to be an all male hipster cast. you decide. https://youtu.be/NgqsN8N2yi...
I’ll get/play it once again after they release all the contents from this year and beyond
Like, I'm glad I waited lmao 😂
Will wait for complete edition this may even launch as a ps5 launch title in holiday 2019
the only game in the backlog that generates interest.
Lol poor pc gamers who though they got the definitive edition
Nice!! I don't care what anyone says, this game is amazing imo.
Does the royal edition have a pass to download these?
>>>New Ending ....dissapointment
Great for people that wait a while and buy the complete edition.
Out of all the things they could add/change about this game's story, why the ending? The ending was, imo, the only emotional, and well done part. How about a better intro so we dont have to watch a shitty movie? How about better character backstories so we dont have to watch a shitty anime? How about the relationship between noctis and his father, heavily hinted at by the trailers and completely absent from the final product? How about clarifying the main villain's backstory, so we don't have to look up theries online
Someone just mod in the Versus 13 story please, the 15 story is trash
2020 FFXV: not know what to call this edition because we used : Day one, Deluxe, Ultimate, Collector, Special, Windows and Royal, EDITION!!!
Jesus christ, just let the game die SE, 2019? 3 YEARS after release?! Releases an incomplete mess and sell the rest as DLC over such a huge timespan. Looking forward to Finally Finished XV edition in 2020.. not.
This is not the way to do an RPG. My most loved series is now one of my most hated. Thanks, games as a service.
So the already superior Steam version now gets mod support. They did well with the PC release.
everytime i heard something like this about FF 15, my ass is in pain... i bought it on day one.
I kind of regret my purchase of the day one version of this game when it came out because I did not know that the DLC would keep continuing and that it would release for PC. I have over 40 hours on that save and don't want to restart necessarily, but it's already been almost a year since I last played it. I also got turned off once I could not keep my screenshots as I thought the amount to keep was a bit too low. Anyone know if they raised the cap, and based on what I say, should I just buy all of the DLC and continue off of my save? Or should I just start anew and get the Windows Edition (I should be able to run it pretty well)? I just feel really turned off from this game because of all the DLC and story content added, and I feel that buying it early wasn't the best choice for this game. EDIT: Clarity.
Would rather they didnt make custom characters for SP and focused on a hard mode or better gameplay mechanics. Was there even fan demand for custom characters?
on one side it's cool they are making content that will make the game last but this feels more like a sorry excuse to say "please, play our game. we spent more funds on it then we should've and it needs to profit!".
They could have stopped after the season pass. They made a profit the first day. Why invest in making it for cell phones and PC too if it was just going to cost more money? So no this feels nothing like that.
"New Ending" just registered. No wait, no it hasn't. wow No one likely understands how malleable and pointless this makes the game. If they can just change the ending, make it more happy or depressing. Invalidate or redefine the journey. Not even me. I can only process it, and really, I don't want to.