Final Fantasy XV 'Episode Ardyn' DLC Gets Short Prequel Anime

Isaac Cain
November 10, 2018

The troubled development of Final Fantasy XV continues, even two years after launch. Once it does go live, the game mode in the main Final Fantasy XV game will no longer be playable, players will instead have to download Comrades separately.

The reason behind the move seems most likely to be related to Square Enix's poor earnings report, which saw it publishing a loss of a massive $33 million. The video also announced Final Fantasy XV and Luminous Productions head Hajime Tabata's resignation from Square Enix.

The director of Final Fantasy XV has quit Square Enix and three of the four DLC episodes that were planned for the next year have been canceled. FFXV director Hajime Tabata has left the company too, planning to start his own company for his own project. Developer Tabata thanked the game's loyal fans, and announced that he plans to pursue new projects and will start his own business.

During the stream, Square Enix explained that due to a "directional change" within the company, resources from the DLCs were being reassigned to working on a new AAA title.

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If you were looking forward to the four new DLC story packs on the way to Final Fantasy 15, then we've got some sour news for you. "For that reason, I have chose to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal", he explained. All except Episode Ardyn have been cancelled, with Ardyn still planned for its March 2019 release. Comrades will include 10 new bosses, costumes, and weapons.

A collaboration with online MMO Final Fantasy XIV was also revealed, titled "Adventurer from Another World", which grafts content from A Realm Reborn into the mainline game, coming this December.

"Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades" will release on December 12 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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