As promised, during a broadcast of the Active Time report from Tokyo, Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata and Marketing Director Akio Otsuka have revealed new information about the future of the game.
First things first, Expansion Director Brothers in ArmsKazuya Takahashi, has announced that on December 12 Square Enix will release version 1.1.0 of the expansion, dedicated to fixing and updating bugs.
These fixes include the inability to level up in some situations, issues with multiple quests, instances of enemies not spawning, issues making progress impossible, and more. Planned improvements include time travel between Lestallum and the camp, shorter load times, shortened AI companion spawn time, and more.
New content will include Limited Time Missionswhich implies quickly finding players for these missions in which a certain number of enemies must be defeated in a certain time limit.
Another new implementation in the “Witch’s Shop” in which you will receive advantages that you can get from food in exchange for rewards from time missions.
Then the Director of Episode Ignis Takeshi Terada has given more details of the arrival of this DLC. One of them is the opening scene of this expansion, and then we can take a look at the Extra Battle featurewhich is a special fight against Noctis.
We’ve also learned about the length of Episode Ignis, which can be completed in an hour and a half or two and includes about twice as many stories and cutscenes as Episode Prompto. This includes multiple endings, but these branches do not influence the main story. Playing all the content including the various endings can take about three hours. Apparently, the multiple endings will be added to the ending of the main game.
Composer Yasunori Mitsuda has created three themes for the DLC: one for Ignis, one for Ravys, and one for both.
Then it was Development Manager Daisuke Oe’s turn to throw us the bombshell of the “First Anniversary Update” for the main game. With it, players can change the character to control in combat between Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis. Each character will be controlled as in their corresponding DLC, and this update coming to consoles in december. You can see how it works in a new trailer.
Details of further content updates coming in the future will be decided before the end of this year and will be announced in due course when finalized. There will be at least three more DLCs of the stature of the Episodes launched this year. The first will be the Episode Ardyn and it will delve into the beginnings of the world. The team is also aware that there have been many requests for Luna.
In long term terms, the team will implement the ability to use relevant characters that appear in the game as playable. It is even being considered to include the option to play with your own custom avatar. More updates are on the way, allowing players to enjoy this great game for quite some time.
Final Fantasy XV is out now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC and mobile version on the way. You can see the full live below.