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Final Fantasy XV Gets A “Story Patch”

by on December 9, 2016
 

Most games these days get patched post-release, especially the AAA expensive ones. It’s no shock that Final Fantasy XV is getting an update….the surprising part is that Square is tweaking the storyline with it. Here are the words of Director Hajime Tabata:

We want you to enjoy Final Fantasy XV for a long time to come. We have been listening to your ideas on how to make the game experience even better, and so in addition to the previously announced content, we’ll be providing free updates to the game throughout the coming year.

Our early plans are to enrich certain aspects of the game, adding gameplay enhancements for Chapter 13, buffing ring magic, etc. We’ll have the specifics of what and when for you at a later date.

After that, we’re hoping to delve deeper into the story, adding scenes that will give you new insight into character motivations, such as why Ravus walked the path he did. We will need a little time with these, as they’ll need to be localized and voiced in other languages, but we’ll let you know the details once everything is set.

For the long term, we are looking at making certain key characters playable, and even considering the possibility of customizable avatars, in addition to other features over time.

Some players have complained that Chapter 13 went on too long and that the Ravus character’s storyline contained plot holes. Looks like they were listening. So if you already played through Chapter 13, will you have to play through the game again to see this new material? Um, yeah. If you weren’t expecting that kind of wrinkle, neither was I.

A specific date for this update hasn’t been announced. Square says it’s on the way, though.

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