Final Fantasy XV DLC Canned And Director Hajime Tabata Resigns

Ceria Alfonso
Noviembre 8, 2018

Existing DLC for Final Fantasy XV will see a price drop.

In a surprising and drastic move, Square Enix have chose to can the production of more DLC for Final Fantasy XV and write off the costs of its production, as they look to point Luminous Productions toward creating new AAA games.

Square Enix announced the news in a livestream on Thursday, November 8, noting that while Episode Ardyn will still release in March 2019, the Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis content episodes are now out of the picture.

On the topic of why these DLC packs were canceled, global brand director Akio Ofuji says the team assigned to developing them have been moved on to another "AAA title". However, no further details were divulged on what this new title is. "The desire is to deliver this new AAA experience to everyone even a day [sic] sooner, and due to this directional change, the company chose to focus our resources on the development of this AAA title".

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The departure follows a press release from the company reporting a "Booking of Extraordinary Loss" of 3.73 billion yen (approximately $33 million), which Game Industry points to being caused by strategy changes at subsidiary Luminous Productions.

While the previously announced modding tools and Steam Workshop support have already been added, it's unclear whether the level editor is also forthcoming.

The Final Fantasy XV stream continued with additional announcements to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the game, including Final Fantasy XV: Comrades being released as a standalone game that does not require the main game to play, coming December 12, 2018. Final Fantasy XV was considered a success, but this news does put an abrupt end to the for future episode DLCs planned for the game. There will also be a Final Fantasy XV collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV, set to launch on the same day.

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