‘Final Fantasy XV’ News & Update: Square Enix Plans More Gameplay Enhancements Including New Scenes, Super Bosses, Customizable Avatars & More

By Arianne Gift , Updated Dec 08, 2016 07:34 AM EST
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"Final Fantasy XV" game director Hajime Tabata announced in a blog post that Square Enix will be supporting the colossal hit with free updates throughout the coming year. Square Enix's plans revolve around gameplay enhancements for Chapter 13, and improve the game's certain aspects, including strengthening ring magic.

Changes in "Final Fantasy XV" Chapter 13

In a blog post at Square Enix EU, Tabata specifically mentions "Chapter 13," a late section of the story that's criticized for its repetitive and linear design. The forthcoming "Final Fantasy XV" updates about "Chapter 13" are still vague for now, although Tabata promised gameplay enhancements.

Clarifications to the story are to be expected, including an explanation of Ravus' questionable decisions, the supposed brother-in-law of Noctis, as one aspect that Square Enix will focus on. However, improvements on the story side of "Final Fantasy XV" will take a while to implement, due to the demands of localizing the voiceover for different languages.

 "Final Fantasy XV" New Bosses, Customizable Avis & DLC

Longer term, the developers are planning on making certain key characters playable, and they're also considering the possibility of customizable avatars. Other features that could soon be added to "Final Fantasy XV" include adding items that open up new playstyles, improving readability for some languages and carrying over stats from previous playthroughs.

"Final Fantasy XV" could be possibly getting real-time content, reports Mashable. New bosses that offer exclusive achievements and rewards will be available only for a limited time. Tabata also mentioned the possibility of an increased font size.

These free "Final Fantasy XV" updates are in addition to the previously announced DLC, which includes the Booster Pack, Episode Gladiolus, Episode Ignis, Episode Prompto, Holiday Pack and Expansion Pack: Comrades. These DLC packs are all tentative titles, and none of them have release dates yet.

"Final Fantasy XV" shipped five million copies worldwide on day one. Its early success is credited to "FFXV" fans, who "allowed us to expand our plans even further," according to the game director.

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