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Final Fantasy XV game director Hajime Tabata departs Square Enix

Final Fantasy XV game director Hajime Tabata departs Square Enix

Final Fantasy XV was supposed to be getting four more DLC episodes, but only one of the upcoming four will now be released. Namely, the game's director, Hajime Tabata, has announced that he's leaving Square Enix. Square Enix announced all four of them at the same time way back in April, and each DLC was meant to focus on a specific character: Ardyn, Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis. The rest of the DLC has been scrapped.

Square Enix will host a nine-hour "Dissidia Final Fantasy 3rd Anniversary Broadcast & Official 1 Day Tournament 2018" on November 10 starting at 12:00 JST, the company announced. That is with the exception of Episode Ardyn, which will still release next year as a final send-off for the game. The development team Luminous has decided that it will now be focusing its efforts on developing an entirely new AAA title.

So, for fans of Final Fantasy 15, this is likely disappointing news, but the silver lining is that some of the game's planned DLC is surviving this purge.




The cancellation of XV's DLC is presumably linked to the huge $33 million loss Square Enix took during the second half of this year. "I have a project that I truly wish to solidify as my next challenge after FFXV".

The crossover DLC (trailer above) will give Final Fantasy XV players a side quest called "Adventurer from Another World". "For that reason, I have made a decision to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal". The only one left off the chopping block is Episode Ardyn, which will focus on the game's main antagonist. For those of you that own Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition, the Comrades standalone will be given to you for free since it already comes with that version of the game.

"Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades" will release on December 12 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


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