New Trailer and DLC Details

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by Fybrile, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Fybrile

    Fybrile Administrator


    Square Enix has confirmed details about its Final Fantasy XV season pass, revealing its four main pieces of DLC including an online multiplayer expansion.

    The first three pieces of DLC released for the game will follow members of the game’s core cast, finally giving players a chance to play as party members Gladiolus, Ignis and Prompto. The final piece will bring them together in an online multiplayer mode.

    “The first intention is to take the three comrade characters we have in supporting roles in the main story, Gladio, Ignis and Prompto, and to make them each playable characters in their own right,” DLC Producer Haruyoshi Sawatari explained to us in a short interview for the announcement.

    “We had a philosophy that the expansions that we’d release would be content that’d be valuable to the player and satisfying in its own right,” Sawatari added.

    The first media for the first DLC, Episode Gladiolus, is out now. It’ll be the first DLC to release and will set the template for the others, significantly adjusting FF15’s gameplay to better fit each of the main cast while also including a new story chapter centered around that character with all-new locations.

    “I can’t go into too much detail at the moment, but for Gladio we’re very much going to take him for a more full action game type feel,” Sawatari explains. “There’s a more hardcore action in the way he’s played. Ignis will be much more tactical – it’ll be a much more strategic approach to battle that you have to take with him. Prompto’s gameplay is going to be a lot closer to shooting game mechanics. That’s the rough direction you can expect.”

    Sawatari took control of the DLC late in the summer when it became clear that the game wasn’t going to make its original release date. While director Hajime Tabata worked to polish the game with the main team, Sawatari and a special team splintered off to begin crafting the DLC chapters.

    He couldn’t go into further detail on the multiplayer expansion or the format it would take, saying that the team was only just now figuring out exactly how to make it work. He also wouldn’t yet comment on the length of the single-player DLCs in detail.

    “The way we look at creating the content and how much to create isn’t really about the length of time or creating so many hours of gameplay because of that wide user-base,” he said. “We really look at it from the perspective of making sure that we’ve got something that’s satisfying and an enjoyable experience for anyone who plays the game.”

    Final Fantasy XV is out on November 29th. The Season Pass will be available right away, and will cost £19.99 / €24.99.

  2. Jinzuku

    Jinzuku Vice Administrator

    Sounds really good. I'm assuming that the story that'll be in the DLC will be independent from the main story. Especially as you're getting one day 1. Will probably be a flashback type ordeal I would imagine.

    The multiplayer co-op intrigues me greatly. It would be great to play the story co-op with mates. Assuming I've understood it correctly.

  3. Fybrile

    Fybrile Administrator

    The main story starts and finishes with the core game.

    It was Japanese translated into French translated into English, so there's room for error, but the multiplayer is purportedly coming with a DLC expansion. Exactly what it is ranges from multiplayer expansion content (most likely) to play the game again in multiplayer (least likely). Play with friends would be cool. I'd pick... Prompto!

  4. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

    That trailer was awesome, and MP is handled quite well. I'll wait to see if the dlc is worth it before I purchase it though.

    Hard to believe we're down to a month. Week off of work and life for this!

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