Today marks one full year since Square Enix released Final Fantasy XV. A lot has happened for the game in 2017 with multiple free updates and events, the episodic DLCs, a VR fishing game, a multiplayer expansion. We’ve seen a lot of FFXV, and Square Enix is sure not done with it. In fact, they plan to carry FFXV throughout 2018, detailing exciting updates and announcements in the stream below.
Here are the major points though:
- Final Fantasy XV Comrades will be getting a patch (Patch 1.1.0) on December 12 that will fix bugs and add new content.
- Episode Ignis, releasing on December 13, will have twice as many story cutscenes as Episode Prompto and have multiple endings. The multiple endings will be additive and not canon. The stream showcased the first three minutes and gameplay.
- The biggest (and most exciting) announcement was the “First Anniversary Update” that will feature character swap in battles. In December, players will be able to switch between Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis seamlessly during battle.
- The next episodic DLC with focus on Ardyn, but no mention if there will be another season pass or just individually priced episodes in 2018.
- The FFXV team is aware that there is a high volume of requests for similar content featuring Luna, Noctis’s love interest.
- Three episodes are planned for 2018, similar to 2017 with Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto, and Episode Ignis.
- Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition for iOS and Android has been delayed to from Fall to Winter.
All in all, this was a fantastic development update for Final Fantasy XV. 2017 gave us some great content for the game, and 2018 looks bright. I’m looking forward to playing through FFXV again once all of the updates and episodes hit to get the complete experience the game was missing at launch.