Multiple DLC for ‘Final Fantasy XV’ Canceled After Director Departure

Final Fantasy XV DLC plans canceled amid Hajime Tabata's departure

Final Fantasy XV DLC plans canceled amid Hajime Tabata's departure

The announcement was made during a Final Fantasy XV Special Program livestream, with Square Enix revealing the Aranea, Noctis and Lunafreye DLC have been cancelled. Square Enix announced all four of them at the same time way back in April, and each DLC was meant to focus on a specific character: Ardyn, Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis. On top of that, Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata, has resigned.

Luminous was established back in March with the aim of developing blockbuster titles alongside "innovative games and entertainment", but has since refocused its efforts exclusively on triple-A development. He explained that Luminous Productions, the Square Enix studio built in 2018 from the core of the FFXV team to support the game as well as make new games, will focus on the new. "I have a project that I truly wish to solidify as my next challenge after FFXV. As production of Episode Ardyn continues and Luminous Productions works on new projects, I felt that it was time for me to hand over the torch to the next-generation group of talented and trustworthy colleagues and believe that they will create something fantastic", Tabata added.

According to Square Enix, director Hajime Tabata is also no longer working with the company as of the end of October.

The revelation came during a livestreamed Final Fantasy presentation, which outlined the company's plans for XV's forthcoming DLC packs and the newly standalone nature of XV's multiplayer mode. Ardyn's DLC will still be arriving in March 2019, and it sounds like that could be last DLC we see for Final Fantasy 15. Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Comrades releases the same day, with new bosses, weapons, and costumes available.

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

On December 13, the season pass for the console version of Final Fantasy XV is getting a price drop, it'll cost $14.99 United States dollars. The PC version of "Final Fantasy XV" will receive an update in the future which will give PC gamers access to the new content that console players receive in the standalone version.

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