Square Enix Announces Free Updates to Final Fantasy XV

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

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Square Enix’s Hajime Tabata, the director of Final Fantasy XV, has recently made an announcement regarding free updates for the game. In the post, Tabata expresses his excitement for players enjoying the game and how the series has shipped five million units worldwide on release day. Though even with the release, he doesn’t plan to end the series here, wanting players to enjoy the game for a long time.

Currently, plans are to “enrich certain aspects of the game.” This includes things such as:

  • enhancements to Chapter 13
  • buffing ring magic
  • additional story scenes regarding character motivations, such as with Ravus
  • making certain key characters playable
  • customizable avatars
  • carry over stats from previous playthrough
  • items introducing new play-styles
  • low-level runs and god mode
  • tweaking font size for certain language
  • new bosses with exclusive rewards and achievements
  • limited-time-hunts

They also re-confirmed they are working on the DLC for the game, along with the season pass available now. We also have a bit more information on them over here. Though in addition to the character DLC, there is also DLC labeled as a Holiday Pack, Booster Back, and even an Expansion Pack. Unfortunately, details are scarce on this new DLC coming out.


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  • Mr0303

    Free content is always a good thing. I guess they needed some good PR after the season pass.

  • I’m confused. Aren’t updates free regardless?

    Or do they mean free DLC?

    • blazeblast4

      These aren’t small updates like regular patches. They’ll be creating entirely new content (things like new bosses and cutscenes, alongside temporary events) and releasing them for free, sort of like the Crown update the game launched with. Plus, it seems like they’re reworking most of chapter 13 as well, and generally adding a ton to the game (including free new playable characters). I’d honestly compare this to MMO updates, except without subscriptions or cash shops. Basically, if you remember the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy and free DLC, take that and ramp it up to eleven.

  • madmofo145

    The issue with this is it really destroys my motivation for playing the game right now. At this point I feel like I should just put it away for a while and wait until the core improvements are made.