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Final Fantasy XV DLC cancelled

09 November, 2018, 01:56 | Author: Tara Roberts
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Square Enix held a Final Fantasy XV live stream to make some important announcements about the title, heading it up with the announcement that Game Director Hajime Tabata was resigning from Luminous Productions and Square Enix. Episodes concerned with characters Aranea, Lunafreye and Noctis have all been ditched, though the Ardyn pack - which focuses on the game's main antagonist - will still come in March 2019.

The troubled development of Final Fantasy XV continues, even two years after launch. Meanwhile, the internal game studio Luminous Productions that was originally working on the DLC will focus on AAA titles going forward. While most gamers were no doubt expecting nothing but good news, Square Enix revealed that the majority of the game's DLC has been canceled, and director Hajime Tabata has quit.

Square Enix also confirmed during the livestream that the team at Luminous Productions - which has been responsible for supporting Final Fantasy 15 throughout the years - is now working on a new project, and it seems likely that it'll focus its full efforts on whatever that game is once Ardyn's DLC releases in March 2019.

Square Enix has announced that three of the four planned DLCs for Final Fantasy XV have been cancelled. Existing DLC for Final Fantasy XV will see a price drop. That is with the exception of Episode Ardyn, which will still release next year as a final send-off for the game. It's not all bad news, in other words.

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It's not clear what this news means for other Final Fantasy related projects, like the remake of Final Fantasy VII, which is one of Square's most long-requested remasterings. He continued, "I have a project that I truly wish to solidify as my next challenge after FFXV".

"For that reason, I have made a decision to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal".

Regarding the "extraordinary loss" mentioned above, details of which emerged immediately before the Final Fantasy XV livestream aired, Square Enix explained that this too was due to the sudden change in direction at Luminous Productions.

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