Happy New Year everyone! Hope you have a great 2016 with lots of gaming! 😀 Final Fantasy fans sure will with Square Enix confirming that Final Fantasy XV WILL arrive in 2016! The message was posted in English, suggesting their intention is a global release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One THIS YEAR! Exclamation mark for dramatic effect! ^_^
FFXV director Hajime Tabata posted a nice “Happy New Year” message with all the details. Read it in full below.
To quote Mr. Tabata’s Final Fantasy XV message: “Happy New Year!
“We will finally release FFXV this year, in 2016! […] We will do everything we can do to finish FFXV to create an experience we are incredibly proud of and one that you will enjoy and treasure.” -FFXV director Hajime Tabata
We will finally release FFXV this year, in 2016! In development, previous phases required wisdom and strength. However, moving forward the final phase will focus on effort and willpower.
I vow to you all that every member in the team will do their best to the very last possible moment taking responsibility and pride in their craft.
We will do everything we can do to finish FFXV to create an experience we are incredibly proud of and one that you will enjoy and treasure.
The whole FFXV team appreciates all of the support from each and everyone one of you this past year.
I cannot tell you how much it means to all of us.
We’d like to celebrate a wonderful New Year and as we approach the release of FFXV, I’d like to enjoy that moment with you all.
Director of FFXV – Hajime Tabata”
Watch the latest Final Fantasy XV trailers:
The “Dawn 2.0 Trailer” shows the destiny of the stars is set in motion 15 years before the events of FINAL FANTASY XV. This updated cut of the “Dawn” trailer reveals new footage of the game’s protagonists, Noctis and Luna, as the hardships of their past give them purpose in the present. Their journey begins.
The “Chocobo Riding and Fishing Video” shows gameplay footage revealed at TGS 2015, wherein Noctis and his crew explore a new area on the backs of chocobos, showing off some of the ways the classic series mount can move in FINAL FANTASY XV. The party then dismounts and heads to a pier for some fishing, a new mini-game players can explore. The fish you can catch can even be taken back to camp and cooked!
The behind-the-scenes “World of Wonder Vol.2 Location Hunt Trailer” explains that in striving for excellence in a relentless pursuit of their passion, the FINAL FANTASY XV development team has held nothing back in their location scouting for the game. Watch them get up close and personal to the real-world elements, wildlife, and technology that have gone on to become the inspiration of FINAL FANTASY XV.
Up last is the full English upload of the Active Time Report (ATR) at Tokyo Game Show (TGS)! Here Final Fantasy XV cirector Hajime Tabata and marketing manager Akio Ofuji take the stage to discuss how chocobos and fishing will work within the mechanics, further background to King Regis and Luna, answers from the Q&A from you the fans, and lots more!
Special guests Japanese voice actor for Noctis, Tatsuhisa Suzuki and Executive Producer Shinji Hashimoto join the stage, so as Square Enix puts it “This is an Active Time Report you won’t want to miss out on!”
Are you excited for Final Fantasy XV?