In a recent live broadcast of Square Enix, Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy XV, has announced its impending resignation from the studio Luminous Productions and the Square Enix Group. As a result, three of the four downloadable content announced in April have also been canceled.
Tabata was also director of Core of Crisis: Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy Type-0, replacing Tetsuya Nomura as director of FFXV since 2013, which in turn has been dedicated to Kingdom Hearts III. Through his studio Luminous Productions, subsidiary of Square Enix, he sought to promote triple-A titles of innovative technology. Your focus will now be on new personal projects.
As for the Final Fantasy XV, the announced four-episode DLC plan called O Dawn of the future, just let the light see & # 39; Episode Ardyn & # 39 ;, which will happen 30 years before the main story. This episode will be released in March 2019. However, the episodes of Aranea, Lunafreya and Noctis will never have that opportunity, despite the previous announcement.
One & # 39; Prologue from Episode Ardyn & # 39; was announced taking advantage of the occasion, being a breakthrough in the form of short films that will debut on December 15 and January 10. On the other hand, the multiplayer "Brothers of Arms" mode FFXV will be released as an independent product for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 12. This new version will include new bosses, suits and weapons. It will cost $ 9.99, but it will be free for those who have already purchased the previous edition.
Lastly, Final Fantasy XV will collaborate with Final Fantasy XIV in the event "Adventurer from another world", which will also begin on December 12. The conclusion of this event will give multiplayer players online theme costumes
This news from FFXV comes shortly after a financial report from Square Enix that showed an extraordinary loss of $ 33 million, presumably because of Luminous Productions' shift in focus. The cancellation of all future content and even the resignation of Tabata would be directly related to this.
And so, it's like "finally" we can say goodbye to the critically divided Final Fantasy XV.
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Via: Game Informer