A heavily fan-requested feature is coming to Final Fantasy XV. Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy XV character switching will be added in an upcoming update. The free patch is planned to release in December. This will allow players to control Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis in addition to Noctis.
HOLY SHIT! FFXV UPDATE NEXT MONTH ADDS ON THE GO CHARACTER SWAP. pic.twitter.com/06DsBCcV5u
— Miraculous Maku (@RedMakuzawa) November 29, 2017
The best parts of Final Fantasy XV are not unfolding the epic story, completing side quests, or your first summon (although that is pretty damn cool), but the bonding of these four friends as they try to survive being hunted by the empire. I often preferred watching Ignis drive the team instead of fast traveling because of the interactions between the friends. It’s a blast checking out the photos Prompto took during the day around the campfire. It’s heartwarming listening to the team tease one another, especially when Noctis takes on yet another fetch quest. You can’t help but smile when Noctis celebrates with a teammate after executing a linked attack. FFXV may be a grand epic about saving the world from evil, but at its heart, it’s about the incredible bonds of friendship, true friendship. This isn’t some party that came together unexpectedly because the world is coming to an end; these four have been friends since they were kids. It doesn’t matter that Noctis’ friends are his guard now, because you know they would be protecting him all the same if they weren’t guards or if he wasn’t the prince. Final Fantasy games of the past have had numerous touching moments, but none have been quite like this.
Square Enix has taken quite a few risks with Final Fantasy XV to make it different from past installments or even JRPGs overall. Despite some graphical issues, they have pulled off an amazing experience, and it’s one that veterans and newcomers alike can immensely enjoy. This road trip has been well worth the wait.
Final Fantasy XV is available now.