In an unexpected statement today, Square Enix announced the cancellation of three of the four planned Final Fantasy XV department expansion packages, and confirmed that the director of the game, Hajime Tabata, has left the company. The last day of Tabata was Square Enix on October 31st.
Canceled Final Fantasy DLC sections include Aranea, Lunafreye and Noctis. The fourth, Ardyn, continues to be developed and is scheduled to be launched in March 2019.
The expansion packs were developed by Luminous, the new Square Enix interior studio. However, this team will focus on building a new AAA game, although it has not yet been announced. In its earnings report, Square Enix announced a major change to Luminous, resulting in a "remarkable loss" of $ 33 million. So far, he didn't know what this loss was about, but now he seems to be bound to the DLC cancellation.
Explaining his resignation, Tabata said, "The reason we can get away is because I have faith in all your loyal fans. I thank you from the bottom of my heart."
As for what he was going to do next, Tabata said he had set up his own company. Var After FFXV, I have a project that I want to solidify as my next task. Therefore, I decided to quit my current position and start my own business to achieve my goal. Bu
Tabata, "From now on, I will support and support Square Enix and Luminous Productions with all of your fans. I thank everyone who continued to support FFXV and those who support me personally."
Also, during the announcement, Square Enix announced that the Comrades multiplayer of Final Fantasy XV will now be released as an independent game, meaning you don't need the basic game to play. In the independent game there will be 10 new bosses, more costumes and weapons.
FFXV: Multiplayer Comrades will start on December 13th. Those who have already purchased the expansion of their comrades will receive a new, independent version free of charge.
Also during the presentation, Square Enix Fina announced a new cross-promotion with Fantasy XIV Online. From December 12th, an event called "Adventurer from Another World" will be presented in the Final Fantasy XV on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Another short form called anime Final Fantasy XV Episode Prologue way. A teaser will be broadcast on 15 December and the second will be released on January 10th.