As part of Final Fantasy XV's two-year anniversary celebration, Square Enix announced that it is getting a special crossover with Final Fantasy XIV that will bring a side quest featuring a Miqo'te, Garuda, and more.
The company already has plans on re-releasing the Comrades content as a standalone multiplayer experience on December 12th for the PS4 and Xbox One as Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades, and will also update the PC version of the game with the new multiplayer content to keep the version parity in check.
First things first, the Final Fantasy XV DLC episodes Aranea, Lunafreye, and Noctis have all been cancelled barring Ardyn, which is still going ahead as scheduled and will be launching in March 2019. Once it does go live, the game mode in the main Final Fantasy XV game will no longer be playable, players will instead have to download Comrades separately. "The desire is to deliver this new AAA experience to everyone even a day [sic] sooner, and due to this directional change, the company made a decision to focus our resources on the development of this AAA title".
This could be linked to the reported $33m loss suffered by Square Enix announced during their fiscal report this week, where it was revealed that it is restructuring Luminous Productions to focus on AAA titles only. He continued, "I have a project that I truly wish to solidify as my next challenge after FFXV".
It's not all over quite yet, with Episode Ardyn due to launch in spring 2019 and more bits and bobs coming before then.
Bottom line: Amid significant losses and the resignation of Luminous Productions studio head Hajime Tabata, the fate of Final Fantasy XV is all but sealed. "For that reason, I have chose to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal". Did many of you play Final Fantasy XV?