Square Enix sure knows how to tease its fans and keep them hopeful for future events. The publisher/developer announced (re-announced?) Final Fantasy 15 at E3 2013 and has been spacing out new information and videos over the last several months.
It’s arguably one of the company’s most anticipated games, alongside Kingdom Hearts III, and many expected the pair of games to appear at E3 2015 next month at Square’s own conference. With Final Fantasy XV, specifically, the move would have made a ton of sense, as the Episode Duscae demo was the best look at the game yet, and Square could have kept the momentum going by showing off more of the game.
To the disappointment of many, however, Final Fantasy 15 is skipping E3 this year, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any news related to the game in the near future. It won’t be on stage in front of thousands of people, but instead in another of Square Enix’s Active Time Reports. An online show probably isn’t the ideal setting for many fans out there, but it’s better than nothing at all, and hopefully it will be enough to hold everyone over until a larger planned reveal
In a previous report, game director Hajime Tabata proposed the next big reveal would come during Gamescom in August, as E3 didn’t provide “sufficient time to fully prepare [to release pertinent information about the game]. However, that isn’t stopping Square Enix from announcing smaller news bits on their own.
As Square announced today, the next Active Time Report will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2015, beginning at 6am PT/9am ET – perfect for early risers. Hosted once again by Tabata and global marketing manager Akio Ofuji, the show’s main focus will be on providing Final Fantasy 15 “development updates.” A tweet translated by Siliconera last week revealed that the Episode Duscae 2.0 would hit in June, so perhaps a release date for Episode Duscae 2.0 will be among the new information (or the news that it will be out that day), as well as a better way for players to go about playing it.
The first demo from earlier this year was packed in with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, but codes ended up on eBay soon after. Square may decide to release the new demo for everyone to play, if only to avoid the aforementioned situation, and to show how they committed to incorporating fan feedback.
Are you excited to see what the upcoming report has to offer? Do you think it will be anything substantial?
Source: Square Enix