While today brought a new game announcement
for Final Fantasy XV
, it also brought with it a bit of sad news. The game's director Hajime Tabata has opted to resign from Square Enix to start his own venture. For fans of his work, this is great news but it has thrown a wrench into DLC plans for Final Fantasy XV
. Previously, 2019 was meant to be filled with new Episodes for Ardyn, Aranea, Noctis and Lunafreya. However, the final three will not see the light of day as a result of Tabata's departure.
This means Episode Ardyn will be the last DLC for the game. It follows the story of the game's villain and will hopefully give some additional insight into his motivations while exploring his death and restoration that made him the man he is. The Episode will be accompanied by an anime episode for your viewing pleasure. The most recent trailer for the upcoming Episode can be found below. It launches in March 2019.
Before that, we'll also be getting a tie-in with Final Fantasy XIV
. This tie-in will be free and will contain one new quest in which players will fight Garuda. Upon completion, you'll be rewarded with costumes from that game to dress your heroes in. A sneak preview can be seen below.
The tie-in will launch on December 12th, which is the same day the standalone Comrades
launches and the day the "Comrades" DLC in-game is taken offline. Make sure you get any related achievements before then. While Square's press release is silent on the matter, it seems safe to assume other rumored tie-ins will no longer see the light of day as it seems the game's development has ended.
We've got the full list of Final Fantasy XV achievements
- check the list for guides to unlocking them.This game was featured in our Best Xbox RPGs Available in 2017 article. Why not check it out to see what else made the cut?