Final Fantasy XV Is Still Happening, Demo Available 2015

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Final Fantasy XV Is Still Happening, Demo Available 2015

Originally announced nine years ago, Final Fantasy XV appears to be on the way, and a downloadable demo will be available in 2015.

A new Final Fantasy XV trailer debuted for Tokyo Game Show 2014, and Square Enix announced a demo will be available for download in 2015.

The demo is titled "Episode Duscae." While it will focus on earlier parts of the game, some elements will be altered to fit the demo. At the least, it will allow players to see the beginning area of the game.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD players can receive a voucher with the game to access the Final Fantasy XV demo for free. A Square Enix representative could not confirm to Game Informer whether the demo will be available the same day as Type-0 HD, but it will be available on PS4 and Xbox One. Type-0 HD will be released on March 17 in North America, March 19 in Japan, and March 20 in Europe. Square Enix community manager Daniel Seto announced the demo will be available in Europe on PS4 on March 20, the same day as Type-0 launches in the region.

In addition, Tetsuya Nomura has stepped down from the role of director for Final Fantasy XV so that he can focus on Kingdom Hearts III, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said in a prepared statement. Hajime Tabata, who directed Type-0 and Crisis Core, is the new director for Final Fantasy XV.

A two-minute trailer shows off some surprisingly modern-looking areas, as well as a car that the characters use to travel. In a moment of what seems like self-awareness, protagonist Noctis ends the trailer with the following words: "It's been a long time coming. Almost there."

Source: Game Informer, Kotaku

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As much as I hate to advertise for it FF 13 has just been released on Steam so here is hoping that it is a sign that SE will release XV on PC. Only way I will be able to try and I really want FF to be good again.

Every time I see news about a new FF game, my brain just goes "MEH".

I think I'm burned out on hearing about things years in advance of ever seeing a finished product. I think the last FF game I was excited about was FFX. And that game was such a trudge for me that I have not been excited since. I was kind of excited about FFXIII, but playing it left me annoyed (though I did finish it).

What has happened to me? I have become a cynic about JRPG's, which is a damn shame.

"Final Fantasy Type-0 HD players can receive a voucher with the game to access the Final Fantasy XV demo for free."

So that means for people who don't buy Type-O you have to pay for a demo? That would suck.

Gizmo1990:
As much as I hate to advertise for it FF 13 has just been released on Steam...

Actually its only up for pre order. Actual release is Oct 9th (for EU at least)

I'm trying to lower my expectations to avoid disappointment but I really like the footage shown of this and I would love to give the game a try. Just got to decide between getting a PS4 or a Xbox One.

So you're a traveling boy band?

Jeremy Dawkins:
"Final Fantasy Type-0 HD players can receive a voucher with the game to access the Final Fantasy XV demo for free."

So that means for people who don't buy Type-O you have to pay for a demo? That would suck.

No, it likely means people who don't buy Type-0 won't have the demo at all.

I heard some pretty popular voice actors in that clip. The setting will confuse many FF fans, that's for sure. Either way, it will probably be another 3-4 years before we see a "finished" product.

Baresark:
Every time I see news about a new FF game, my brain just goes "MEH".

I think I'm burned out on hearing about things years in advance of ever seeing a finished product. I think the last FF game I was excited about was FFX. And that game was such a trudge for me that I have not been excited since. I was kind of excited about FFXIII, but playing it left me annoyed (though I did finish it).

What has happened to me? I have become a cynic about JRPG's, which is a damn shame.

No, you haven't. The games just took forever and weren't that good. I felt the same way at first...

... But then I played JRPGs like Lost Odyssey, The Last Story, Radiant Historia, Persona 4, and Xenoblade Chronicles and realized, no, JRPGs are still amazing. I didn't change; Final Fantasy changed. The same joy of exploration, of rewarding turn-based combat, of character-driven epic storylines with memorable villains, with bustling towns, rich history, and well-executed narrative, were well and truly alive in games outside of the Final Fantasy box. I just had to look for them.

I think we should take a moment and appreciate there's actual gameplay shown in this trailer, this FF trailer. It could still go any way though.

Now that Nomura's off it I can actually believe that it may be released at some point.

Gizmo1990:
As much as I hate to advertise for it FF 13 has just been released on Steam so here is hoping that it is a sign that SE will release XV on PC. Only way I will be able to try and I really want FF to be good again.

gigastar:

Gizmo1990:
As much as I hate to advertise for it FF 13 has just been released on Steam...

Actually its only up for pre order. Actual release is Oct 9th (for EU at least)

PC people must REALLY like to see this game on Steam. Right now, it's the best seller on there and the game isn't even out. Hell, it's already beaten out the Borderlands Pre-Sequel and LotR: Shadows of Mordor. It's like 15 dollars there.

https://store.steampowered.com/mobilestorefront/topsellers

KingdomFantasyXIII:

gigastar:

Gizmo1990:
As much as I hate to advertise for it FF 13 has just been released on Steam...

Actually its only up for pre order. Actual release is Oct 9th (for EU at least)

PC people must REALLY like to see this game on Steam. Right now, it's the best seller on there and the game isn't even out. Hell, it's already beaten out the Borderlands Pre-Sequel and LotR: Shadows of Mordor. It's like 15 dollars there.

https://store.steampowered.com/mobilestorefront/topsellers

I noticed, but consider that the two games you listed have been on pre order for months at this point. Everyone who would have wanted to pre order them would have by now.

That and FFXIII is cheap. That might have something to do with it.

KingdomFantasyXIII:

Gizmo1990:
As much as I hate to advertise for it FF 13 has just been released on Steam so here is hoping that it is a sign that SE will release XV on PC. Only way I will be able to try and I really want FF to be good again.

gigastar:

Gizmo1990:
As much as I hate to advertise for it FF 13 has just been released on Steam...

Actually its only up for pre order. Actual release is Oct 9th (for EU at least)

PC people must REALLY like to see this game on Steam. Right now, it's the best seller on there and the game isn't even out. Hell, it's already beaten out the Borderlands Pre-Sequel and LotR: Shadows of Mordor. It's like 15 dollars there.

https://store.steampowered.com/mobilestorefront/topsellers

Both of them have been available for a while and it is cheap at £9 (don't know what that is in US). Despite the amount of bad press 13 has, if I did not already know how crap it is I would give it a go at that price.

gigastar:

KingdomFantasyXIII:

gigastar:

Actually its only up for pre order. Actual release is Oct 9th (for EU at least)

PC people must REALLY like to see this game on Steam. Right now, it's the best seller on there and the game isn't even out. Hell, it's already beaten out the Borderlands Pre-Sequel and LotR: Shadows of Mordor. It's like 15 dollars there.

https://store.steampowered.com/mobilestorefront/topsellers

I noticed, but consider that the two games you listed have been on pre order for months at this point. Everyone who would have wanted to pre order them would have by now.

That and FFXIII is cheap. That might have something to do with it.

That's not exactly cheap. Cheap is what Arkham Origins is selling at right now. The people who are selling that game are so desperate that they have to cut down the game's price by 75%. Plus the game hasn't even come out yet and so far Steam users seem to be pleased.

http://i.imgur.com/ZvRJnk8.png

Gizmo1990:

KingdomFantasyXIII:

Gizmo1990:
As much as I hate to advertise for it FF 13 has just been released on Steam so here is hoping that it is a sign that SE will release XV on PC. Only way I will be able to try and I really want FF to be good again.

gigastar:

Actually its only up for pre order. Actual release is Oct 9th (for EU at least)

PC people must REALLY like to see this game on Steam. Right now, it's the best seller on there and the game isn't even out. Hell, it's already beaten out the Borderlands Pre-Sequel and LotR: Shadows of Mordor. It's like 15 dollars there.

https://store.steampowered.com/mobilestorefront/topsellers

Both of them have been available for a while and it is cheap at £9 (don't know what that is in US). Despite the amount of bad press 13 has, if I did not already know how crap it is I would give it a go at that price.

Actually, from what I have read up, a lot of people have either played the game, played a game from a friend's house or have been told positive things about said game. I know it's forum discussions (and internet comments aren't well known for being accurate), but if something like this game is selling well, it must have a big fandom wanting it.

Oh and it's 15 dollars in the US. That's not really that cheap. It's quite reasonable price.

Trishbot:

Baresark:
Every time I see news about a new FF game, my brain just goes "MEH".

I think I'm burned out on hearing about things years in advance of ever seeing a finished product. I think the last FF game I was excited about was FFX. And that game was such a trudge for me that I have not been excited since. I was kind of excited about FFXIII, but playing it left me annoyed (though I did finish it).

What has happened to me? I have become a cynic about JRPG's, which is a damn shame.

No, you haven't. The games just took forever and weren't that good. I felt the same way at first...

... But then I played JRPGs like Lost Odyssey, The Last Story, Radiant Historia, Persona 4, and Xenoblade Chronicles and realize, no, JRPGs are still amazing. I didn't change; Final Fantasy changed. The same joy of exploration, of rewarding turn-based combat, of character-driven epic storylines with memorable villains, with bustling towns, rich history, and well-executed narrative, were well and truly alive in games outside of the Final Fantasy box. I just how to look for them.

I hadn't thought of it that way. I especially loved Xenoblade Chronicles, that game was amazing. I guess I'm just burned on Square Enix. The games are always amazing looking, but at this point it almost feels like gameplay is second to the look of the game.

I'd prefer see something like bravely default again because bravely default was good.
A bit cringeworthy on the "we're the 4 chosen ones" department and other tropes but if you can swallow that, the rest won't leave you disappointed.

It does not necessarily have to be a bravely default 2 but rather something with game design and story telling philosophies behind it that weren't devised by moon people. You know.
With the goal to make the whole game good rather than just making it look pretty.

Baresark:

Trishbot:

Baresark:
Every time I see news about a new FF game, my brain just goes "MEH".

I think I'm burned out on hearing about things years in advance of ever seeing a finished product. I think the last FF game I was excited about was FFX. And that game was such a trudge for me that I have not been excited since. I was kind of excited about FFXIII, but playing it left me annoyed (though I did finish it).

What has happened to me? I have become a cynic about JRPG's, which is a damn shame.

No, you haven't. The games just took forever and weren't that good. I felt the same way at first...

... But then I played JRPGs like Lost Odyssey, The Last Story, Radiant Historia, Persona 4, and Xenoblade Chronicles and realize, no, JRPGs are still amazing. I didn't change; Final Fantasy changed. The same joy of exploration, of rewarding turn-based combat, of character-driven epic storylines with memorable villains, with bustling towns, rich history, and well-executed narrative, were well and truly alive in games outside of the Final Fantasy box. I just how to look for them.

I hadn't thought of it that way. I especially loved Xenoblade Chronicles, that game was amazing. I guess I'm just burned on Square Enix. The games are always amazing looking, but at this point it almost feels like gameplay is second to the look of the game.

Do yourself a favour, go on Steam and get The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky for $20.

Doesnt look bad, the boy band thingy looks a bit cringeworthy but I do have to admit that the game has a sense of style mixing the leather jacket dudes riding a big ass car with swords and wild life.

It looks fine and dandy but I'd love to see something more traditional. A proper sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics? No? All right then I will be waiting :(

On a side note, the overall aesthetics of this one remind me of FF8.

james.sponge:
It looks fine and dandy but I'd love to see something more traditional. A proper sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics? No? All right then I will be waiting :(

I can understand that sentiment, though personally I'm of the opposite opinion. It's true that the last FF game was sci-fi, but in the years since then we've had a metric ton of AAA "knights and wenches" Tolkien-style WRPGS and JRPGs pretending to be WRPGs.

I'll take the boy band thing (though I maintain they look more like anime reservoir dogs than anything) just give me a AAA JRPG that isn't ashamed to be a JRPG.

RandV80:
So you're a traveling boy band?

No, you're Gackt travelling with 3 other Gackts.

"This is amazing!"

I would have said when I was fourteen. I was in middle school when they announced this, and now I'm about to graduate from college. Apparently Nomura isn't even working on this now? I know he's overindulgent, but at least he makes fun games. Now he hasn't released a major title in almost ten years. Frankly... frankly I just don't care anymore, Square Enix.

Hey, did you all know they're releasing a new Persona game? It's true, they have a new trailer and everything.

RandV80:
So you're a traveling boy band?

Yeah its giving me a Jojo Golden wind vibe with the boy band aesthic and gangter theme, I do kinda look forward to this game

Wow, that is one fucking amazing video. There is nothing in that I didn't like. The characters seem varied and likable, even if one looks like black haired Cloud, theres a Yosuke in the team, their appears to be enemies with large scale, theres some insanely good looking animation, the best soundtrack in a Final Fantasy since FFX, and their's parkour and teleportation, which could be used for some awesome segments. If this turns out as good as its appearing, this could actually sell a PS4 to me, and I barely like any of the Final Fantasy games.

Still, all male team, that's gonna piss off feminists despite literally nothing being wrong. If they want to make a team entirely male, they have full rights to do so. I am fine with playing a traveling boy band.

In addition, Tetsuya Nomura has stepped down from the role of director for Final Fantasy XV so that he can focus on Kingdom Hearts III, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said in a prepared statement. Hajime Tabata, who directed Type-0 and Crisis Core, is the new director for Final Fantasy XV.

In all seriousness, Tetsuya should have stepped down a LOOONG time ago.
Having one man, in control of 2 of the most wanted games... well yea, 8-9 years down the line and we're only JUST getting more trailers and a demo (in 2015)

If he would have stepped down from the beginning and had 2 separate people work on the franchises like now, we would probably have gotten more and sooner.

Trishbot:

Baresark:
Every time I see news about a new FF game, my brain just goes "MEH".

I think I'm burned out on hearing about things years in advance of ever seeing a finished product. I think the last FF game I was excited about was FFX. And that game was such a trudge for me that I have not been excited since. I was kind of excited about FFXIII, but playing it left me annoyed (though I did finish it).

What has happened to me? I have become a cynic about JRPG's, which is a damn shame.

No, you haven't. The games just took forever and weren't that good. I felt the same way at first...

... But then I played JRPGs like Lost Odyssey, The Last Story, Radiant Historia, Persona 4, and Xenoblade Chronicles and realized, no, JRPGs are still amazing. I didn't change; Final Fantasy changed. The same joy of exploration, of rewarding turn-based combat, of character-driven epic storylines with memorable villains, with bustling towns, rich history, and well-executed narrative, were well and truly alive in games outside of the Final Fantasy box. I just had to look for them.

Lost Odyssey is Final Fantasy as far I am concerned. That was an awesome JRPG.

Baresark:
Every time I see news about a new FF game, my brain just goes "MEH".

I think I'm burned out on hearing about things years in advance of ever seeing a finished product. I think the last FF game I was excited about was FFX. And that game was such a trudge for me that I have not been excited since. I was kind of excited about FFXIII, but playing it left me annoyed (though I did finish it).

What has happened to me? I have become a cynic about JRPG's, which is a damn shame.

Considering every FF games does things differently, I'm going to say it's expected that not everyone will like all the entries, and I'd say that's exactly what happened to you, you just don't like the newest ones. Doesn't mean anything about JRPGs in general, and it doesn't mean you can't like any other.

Fox12:
Apparently Nomura isn't even working on this now? I know he's overindulgent, but at least he makes fun games.

Well, most people say it's because XV is as good as done, so there isn't that much to direct anymore. Good news for Kingdom Hearts fans.

PapaGreg096:

RandV80:
So you're a traveling boy band?

Yeah its giving me a Jojo Golden wind vibe with the boy band aesthic and gangter theme, I do kinda look forward to this game

It's probably me just showing my age, but it reminded me of a bunch of Greasers on a road trip..

Still, looked kinda fun!

SO when will it come to PC? Thats about the only way I will play it before the launch PS4 consoles hit 200 used.

I hope they don't resort to giving you the plot via the in-game encyclopedia again (although I'll admit, I have no idea if they did this with XII-2 and LR).

What I really want to know is how did Travis Touchdown end up being the personal chauffeur for Cloud Strife, Noel Kreiss and an eye-scarred Lance Bass.

With FFXIII going up for preorder on steam (and presumably decent sales figures for VII and VII), I'm hoping when XV comes out we'll get a pc release of it, too. Then again it might be crap, but I really hope square turns around their downward spiral; all the better if they do while finally welcoming pc gamers back into their audience.

Really, though, I just want kingdom hearts iii for my pc (been waiting two console generations for it).

Final Fantasy: The Roadtrip. Not sure if it's complete bullshit, or the best idea that has ever surged from SE since IX.

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