‘Final Fantasy XV’ Latest News & Update: Leak Reveals Luna’s Dark Story, Scrapped Multiplayer Content, And More!

By Jackie Villegas , Updated Dec 21, 2016 09:36 AM EST

"Final Fantasy XV," which has only been out for a few weeks, would have looked very different had the original plans for it not undergone numerous changes. A recent leak of the open world action role-playing video game reveals that it initially had a very controversial plot and that it had a multiplayer component, amongst other things.

According to the leak, which consisted of info from a former Square Enix employee, various elements of the original "Final Fantasy XV" story were removed during the final stages of the video game's development. The leak was originally posted on 4chan but has since been removed. It was later recapped by YouTuber Final Fantasy Peasant.

"Final Fantasy XV" was reportedly in development for almost a decade, which is why it is understandable that certain things about the original story did not make it to the final version of the game. In addition, the original backstory of the main character Lunafreya Nox Fleuret may not have been received kindly by some fans. The unnamed informant revealed that the initial draft of the "Final Fantasy XV" story had a very different Luna, one with a more tragic background. "There were references to the heroine being abused by other characters," the alleged insider reported. According to the "Final Fantasy XV" leak, scenes such as Luna crying and talking about her main goal of finding a husband were later deemed "problematic" as they would earn criticism for their portrayal of female characters.

Apart from the alleged darker history originally given to Luna, the first drafts of "Final Fantasy XV" also reportedly contained a multiplayer element. "I think one of the concepts behind it was a scoring system based on exploring dungeons or killing enemies with multiple people," the insider claimed. In addition, several environments, levels, and characters were allegedly removed from the game. "Final Fantasy XV" is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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