An announcement came from Square Enix at the Paris Games Week stating that Final Fantasy XV has gone gold meaning development on the game is all but done making it ready for production.
With the completion of Final Fantasy XV , development is set to shift towards the creation of the $24.99 Season Pass content. The centerpiece of which are three original episodes that take place during the events of the game. Each episode enables players to take control of one of Noctis’ companions, each with their own play style. Players can discover previously unseen areas loaded with new monsters, and also acquire weapons that can be used later on in the main game. The First out of the block will be Episode Gladiolus with Episode Ignis to follow next and Episode Prompto rounding up the lot. Each episode can either be bought separately or alongside the Season Pass.
After the character episodes, an expansion pack called “Comrades” will establish a brand-new online co-op mode for up to four players featuring “intense battles,” allowing players to take full control of Noctis, Gladio, Prompto and Ignis as a group. Comrades will also be available as a separate purchase in addition to the Season Pass.
Downloadable content is being managed by Haruyoshi Sawatari the Square Enix Business Division 2 producer under the supervision of Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata, with development led by core members of the game’s team.
Square Enix also showcased a new CG trailer, called “Omen,” made in association with Digic Pictures, who worked on Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.
“Noctis navigates a rapidly shifting world, endless waves of enemies, a gradual loss of abilities, and a madness that brings harm to his beloved fiancée. Inspired by the world and story of Final Fantasy XV, the trailer depicts a nightmarish ‘omen’ for Noctis’ father King Regis—a catastrophic future that must be avoided.”
Watch the trailer
Final Fantasy XV is set for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 29.