With a new Final Fantasy XV trailer from TGS and a playable demo on its way, it seems the anticipated title is finally making noticeable progress.
Every time I get all excited for this game Im immediately crushed right after. I just want to give up on this game at this rate, it's only half done?!
I wonder if The Last Guardian will come first, i want both....
I'd wager we see a starcraft 3 or diablo 4 before then.
Still breaks my heart that we haven't seen new footage other them the original trailer for TLG.
50-60% isn't as bad as you may think depending on what the remainder is. Remember that the first 50% of the work is just establishing the engine and the fundamentals of the game. They also wouldn't be releasing a demo so soon if they weren't sure the game would be releasing within 6-12 months. No company puts out a demo for a game coming 365+ days later. To put it in prospective, Type-0 is 80% complete right now, and it'll be a 100% by March. Which means FFXV, if it's moving at the same rate, would be around 70-80% compelete by the time of the demo, which is 6 months from now.
Except that the FF XV demo isn't releasing at the same time as Type-0 HD. You just get a code to download it when the demo actually releases.
Hmmm, that's a good perspective. So 20% per 6 months sounds like a reasonable pace. It's definitely possible for a September/October 20XV release for FFXV for Japan at least if we're going by that rate. My mind can rest at ease now, thanks.
Gran Turismo 5 Prolouge which is technically a demo, came out in 07 and GT5 released 3 years later. But yeah, normally demos are released at least semi-close to the full release.
People don't understand that certain parts of development are slower and other faster. For all we know the last 10-20% can be polishing, which doesn't even take that long. But we don't know what they are currently doing, I would give them some slack because they are actually still developing the game.
Not to mention, they had to change generations from PS3 to PS4/X1... So, that set them back a good bit. If they've already gotten to 50-60% since then, that's fantastic news. Means it shouldn't be too long now.
50% is so low. Hasn't this game been in development for 5+ years? i guess we won't see this till 2016
Hey maybe we'll see it until 4500 A.E.
I can tell you read the article because of how accurate your statement is
It got announced 2006.
Last of Us have raised the standard for action games, Final Fantasy XV has to meet such standard.
congrats on not reading the article. Edit: OH WAIT the article is actually missing information that I read somewhere else. Edit2: "Final Fantasy XV is 55 percent completed. That number, however, is misleading. That isn't 55 percent after eight years worth of work. This is 55 percent during the two years Tabata has joined the project. It's something that Square Enix want to be very clear."
There is an interview that he did recently and the game only really started development two years ago. The game that started 8 years ago no longer exists. Once he took over the development the project kinda started new. Here is the interview. It's an interesting read and it explains a lot. It also amazes me how far they have come in two years. http://kotaku.com/the-man-w...
This isn't as bad news as it sounds. Anyone who codes or develops knows that most of the work is done during crunch time. Chances are they're only about a year away from completion, so here's calling a holiday 2015. The absolute latest would be 2016.
Half done and a director changed I'm a little worried about the new director I mean he's never done a main FF game before, just handheld games. How can you just change a well respected director like Nomura to someone like him
Although he has never made a main FF game... FF Type-0 is amazing. i've already played the PSP version so I don't have a doubt in my mind that FFXV will be a nice change of pace as well as something the fans will enjoy.
The auto combat stuff is Disturbingly worrying.. I like to play my games, not have them do what they feel like should be done... I am really not liking the direction he is taking the game.
@KingKellog I agree, I'm a bit worried right now. I was so hyped about the real time action combat system. As I see it now, you have menus where you set up something like gambits, an Auto-attack button where you watch the game play itself, and a defense button. And there's one article stating that now Noctis is the only playable character. If so, I want Nomura back as the director.
hopefully the hardest half is done. anyways its nice they are finally sharing info with us.
This game is still one of my most anticipated games but....and its a big but....with all the development its gone through, change of directors, change of platform as well as the huge expectations on it.... Square should have been quiet about how much of the game they have completed or the progress on the game, seeing as they have no release date. So since the new director came in they have progressed 50-55%...in 2 years. I would hazard a guess that they have at least 1 1/2 to 2 years left. Still don't trust SE.....
Awesome! So by around 2022 we should be seeing the game hitting store shelves.Too bad I'll be busy with my PS6 at that point.
Only half done? After nearly 10 years in development? This is getting to be worse than DNF.
So... No.. 20XV Release ;_;
Still so far away. :(
It would be funny if FFXV, The Last Guardian and Agent all ended up releasing on the same day lol
Wow heads will explode into redbull juice like the monsters from Sunset Overdrive! Damn PS4 will be even more unstoppable in sells. It would be overkill! Xbox 1 would be force to deliver its big guns like Halo 5, Gears of War 4, Quantum Break, and Crackdown reboot. Then Rise of the Tomb Raider will face off against Uncharted 4 next fall along with Battlefront 3 and Stars Wars 7 movie. Man what a wet dream!
And it only took them 8 years! Absolutely ridiculous.
Not really. The game was just a concept when it was announced. It was more like: "We are going to make this game" instead of " We are developing this game". Also, the game was in development hell for a while because of the PS3 architecture. Then, the game was put on hold because Square Enix got the Lighting-itis so they put the team working on FFXV to work on FFXIII saga. The team working is the same team that worked on Kingdom Hearts series, so they had to prioritize development of Birth by Sleep. Then they changed development to the PS4 and Xbox One (which according to the interview, was about the time Tabata joined). The point is that the game has not been in development for 8 years. Also, what they mean about being at 50-60% is that they have completed the development of PS4 and Xbox One. I am sure that they have almost all the game laid out and they are just making it. Maybe they even have it "completed" for the PC (or their development kits they use) and they are just porting to PS4 and Xbox One, along with translations and all that stuff that goes later in development. My guess is that the game will launch Worldwide in 2016. Making the process longer. If the game was to be released in Japan first, then it will most likely be released in Winter 2015. (Which could happen)
Geez I actually feel better now ;). Thanks, that was pretty concise.
Its been such a long time coming. This really has got to be a once in a generation type game for the wait to have been worth it. Its looking really cool though so far.
Unacceptable to be honest..
Persona games have been better than the last few FF games. I'll just play those and whenever FF 15 comes out i'll get it. After reviews first though, since FF 13 was trash.
Only been in development almost 9 years people. 50% sounds like they're making good jobbbbbbbb"!"
Geez rlly? I thought they were way more ahead especially since Nomura gave up the reigns to go work on KH3. Well at least they're giving us a demo.
So PS5 launch title?
8 MORE YEARS
Great, my grand kids will be able to play Final Fantasy XV. /s
thats only about 2 more years! yay
I was expecting it to be further along than that. I thought Nomura would have it mostly done and the new director would just be overseeing the bug testing and get it ready for shipping.
Even doing that will take them a 3 years. FF games always been my Favorite, but SE Fukin up. I really don't think this is real tho.
It's 50% After the transition to PS4/x1, meaning Nom seemingly had all it planned out and done-ish and Tabe here is taking over and finishing.
Lol, this is so fake. They wouldn't put "almost there" in the trailer, then say "hurdur, halfway!". Clickbait bullshit.
People have been waiting for so long that any form of clickbait will stir them up. People getting emotional is understandable but even then I can tell you no one actually read the interview btw.
Can't wait for 2022!
I wonder if this means Final Fantasy 16, 17, and 18 will come out before 15?
I guess we'll see this game full release in the USA sometime in 2016.
I dont believe this. "Almost there" Noctic told me :P
8 years and it still 50-60% complete? WTF. After i got the feeling of "at last! this game still alive and soon i will playing it" but now that feeling just...banished into thin air :/ Oh well, i think i should forget this game completely and just buy Bloodborne, Persona 5, Tales of Zestiria, Ys, and Disgaea 5 ^^
yay 7-8 more years left! /s
50% 60% just doesn't sound right to me at all. We been waiting for years and years just for the game to be only half finished? If that's the case we might as well wait another 10 years and btw this is a new director so maybe he doesn't know what he's talking about. Lol, crossing my fingers
Wow at this rate it will release the same day the last guardian does lol
I was just thinking the same. The can bundle the two games and have them released the same day! If that ever happen, I'll trow a party. All ya can drink is on me. And ya'l are invited!
Lol I'll hold you to those drinks :P
This game was announced during early PS3 years, and still after PS4 they are close to a 60%? At this rate the game will be released with the PS5 launch titles. IF they ever release it... Oh, SquareEnix. I rather take an arrow to the knee than betting money on this game. U really know how to kill hype. Well done. Changing subject. Have anyone heard anything bout The Last Guardian? That "ghost" have been avoiding the radar for a long time now.
I stopped caring about this game half a decade ago.
Well you shouldn't be so negative about that but I understand why you say that. Still based off the reason game plays it seems like this will be the "one" final fantasy title although final fantasy XIV online is great to play with others, I'm having a blast with it on the Ps4
It's clear no one has read the article. It clearly states that the game has only truly been in development for the past 2 years. Although it's taking a long ass time, it doesn't mean that will affect the final game in a bad way at all.
9 years and 50% or % 60 =_= Are developers working on project or they in vacation??
spring 2021 release
Tabata came onto the project 2 years ago, and these numbers are based on the current-gen rebuild of the game being 50% completed. This is not referring to the 6 years prior, and it was clearly stated as such in the interview. Too many comments without reading the source. Read this article instead, it's a hell of a lot more informative: http://kotaku.com/the-man-w...
Ughh, that headline alone ...No, go here, it has far more http://gematsu.com/2014/09/...
Devs never learn. Guys keep your mouths shut about your game until its nearly done. That works - ask From software about Bloodborne.
Agreed. Don't forget Atlus too. They don't talked much about Persona 5 than bam! they released the trailer and with estimated release date that make gamers doesn't wait too long to play it.
Yeah they managed to announce 4 games in one day. All deep in development and releasing within a year. I don't want to hear about a games years before release. Watch dogs was another offender. Heard loads about that game for nearly 3 yrs and by the time it was released I was bored before I'd even picked the controller up.
Eight years is a long time for a game. Currently, Final Fantasy XV is 55 percent completed. That number, however, is misleading. That isn't 55 percent after eight years worth of work. This is 55 percent during the two years Tabata has joined the project. http://kotaku.com/the-man-w...