Some sad news has been revealed today if you are a fan of the 2016 Final Fantasy XV video game. This is because most of the future DLC packs have been cancelled. In even bigger news, Final Fantasy’s director, Hajime Tabata has left Square Enix in October.
Square Enix revealed all of the bad news via a livestream that aired earlier today. There were supposed to be more DLC episodes releasing for Final Fantasy XV in 2019, but three of the major ones have been cancelled. We’ll no longer have DLC episodes that cover the characters of Aranea, Luna and Noctis sadly.
The only DLC that is going ahead is the one starring the villain Ardyn which will be out in March 2019. Every other DLC has been cancelled and it looks like support for the game will close as of next year.
The other big news is that Hajime Tabata has left Square Enix. There is no reasons given as to why he left, but he was important in getting Final Fantasy XV off the ground in the first place.
Anyway, you can read a summary of the news below as posted in a recap by Square Enix.
-Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn will be released in March 2019 on across PS4, XB1 and PC.
-A short form anime, Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn Prologue, has been announced. Teasers will be released on December 15, 2018 and January 10, 2019.
-Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Comrades has been announced for PS4 and XB1, and will release on December 12, 2018 (PST). This standalone version will include new bosses, costumes and weapons. Players who have already purchased a previous version of Comrades will receive the game free of charge. Brand new players will be able to purchase the game for $9.99.
-A collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV Online titled ‘Adventurer from Another World’ has been announced and will be available to play in Final Fantasy XV across PS4, XB1 and PC on December 12th, 2018 (PST).
The reason for all of the bad news has been for financial causes. Square Enix has lost over $33 million and this might be a way to save money.