In a new blog post from Game Director Hajime Tabata, he announced that Square Enix will be supporting Final Fantasy XV with free updates throughout the coming year.
First up, Tabata says their 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, they’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.” Since these scenes need to be localized and voiced in different languages, Square Enix will “need a little time with these.”
Longer term, the development team is looking at making certain key characters playable, and they’re also considering the possibility of customizable avatars.
He continued by saying New Game+, new bosses, an increased font size, and more are also under consideration:
Other features we have in mind include letting you carry over stats from a previous playthrough, and adding items that introduce new playstyles, such as low-level runs and god mode. We’re also examining readability tweaks – increasing font size – for certain languages. On top of that, we’re looking at content you can enjoy in real-time, including new bosses with exclusive rewards and achievements, and limited-time hunts.
These free updates are in addition to the previously announced DLC, which includes the Holiday Pack, Booster Pack, Episode Gladiolus, Episode Ignis, Episode Prompto, and Expansion Pack: Comrades. None of the DLC packs have release dates yet.
Final Fantasy XV shipped five million copies on day one, and Tabata says the early success “allowed us to expand our plans even further.”
[Source: Square Enix Blog]