Hajime Tabata, director of Final Fantasy 15, is revealing that an unannounced expansion is currently in development at Square Enix in a surprisingly interview.
Final Fantasy 15 has already proven to be a success, with Square Enix recently reporting that the long-awaited RPG sold more than 6 million copies since its launch in late November. While many players are still likely combing through the tens of hours within, hunting down all of the JRPG’s secrets, others have long finished and begun to ask, “What comes next?” In a surprisingly candid interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata let slip a reveal worth looking forward to.
According to a loose translation of Tabata’s Famitsu interview, Square Enix is currently working on an unannounced expansion for Final Fantasy 15. That’s in addition to Square Enix’s previously said dedication to “evolving” the current game with slight changes to the game’s story, including reworking the game’s 13th chapter, and the previously detailed Season Pass’s episodes. Now Tabata is describing currently planned updates and DLC as laying a foundation for future initiatives. It seems as if Square Enix is escalating their post-launch content plans every time it’s brought up.
It was four weeks ago when Tabata first announced Square Enix’s plans to release several updates to smooth out Final Fantasy 15‘s story, as well as update the entire 13th chapter. Then, just a week ago, Tabata promised that 2017 would be a year of giving back, filled with updates and DLC. At the time, many figured that he meant Season Pass DLC of a quality of the recent free “Holiday Pack” cosmetic DLC. Now, however, Square Enix’s true plans seem to be coming to light.
It’d be great if a second or third translator could go over Tabata’s Famitsu interview just to check and see if the implication of an “expansion” is correct, as opposed to a reference to previously discussed DLC and updates. Of course, it would be surprising if Square Enix doesn’t have some sort of major DLC planned for Final Fantasy 15 given the amount of investment that went into the game. Just consider that Final Fantasy 13 received two major sequels, though Square Enix has already said that Final Fantasy 15 will be a standalone title.
Luckily fans of Final Fantasy 15 won’t have to wait too long for an update on future content for the game. Square Enix announced plans for an “Active Time Report” soon. That announcement was made just yesterday alongside the reveal that the game has sold 6 million units. Additional details on the ATR, like date and time should be made soon.
Final Fantasy 15 is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Stay tuned for more information regarding post-launch DLC.