The next big thing in Final Fantasy video game series, Final Fantasy XV, is all set to launch worldwide in few days time. The game has been in development for over a decade, work on the game was started way back in 2006. At that time, the game was a PlayStation 3 exclusive and was called Final Fantasy versus XIII. Tetsuya Nomura served as the original director and designer. In 2012, Square Enix decided to rebrand the game as the next main game and shifted it’s release to PS4 and Xbox One. Also, Nomura was replaced with Hajime Tabata.
There are many questions in players mind. We have collected some of the frequently asked questions and considered to answer them with the information we have gathered up until now. In short, this FAQ presents information all Final Fantasy series fans must know before game’s launch.
When is the game releasing?
Final Fantasy XV is officially scheduled to launch on November 29, 2016, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Sadly, few players have got access to legit retail copy of the game due to retailers breaking the street date.
Is it a open world game?
It seems that first half of the Final Fantasy XV would be open world and second half of the game world be linear according to Quote from Tabata:
“To go back on the more linear part of the game… It actually transfers into that linear part of gameplay when the story ramps up and gets into its final stages. Rather than the latter half of the game, it’s very close to the end of the game so to speak”
Will there be PS4 Pro improvements at launch?
Hopefully there are some graphical improvements and upscale for the 4K as of now. And there is a chance of more robust PS4 Pro patch later on.
I heard there are demos for this, what and where are they?
Yes, there are two demos are available, the first demo is Episode Duscae with Type-0 HD and the second demo is Platinum demo which can be downloaded for free on PS4 and Xbox One.
What is Justice Monsters V, and how can I get it?
The Justice Monster V is pinball game out for mobiles from Final Fantasy franchise’s different monsters. You can also play it in Final Fantasy XV after the launch.
Can we customize controls in Final Fantasy XV?
There seem to be two types of controls available as of now and they are going to remap for PS4 which could change the layout of the system but you can still turn one layout off and on after setting it up everything.
What if I don’t order my Amazon pre-order soon for the Roadtrip?
If you manage to pre-order it at least 1 day before the launch, you can still participate for free.
I really want the Cindymobile skin, but I would rather pre-order from another store. Is this possible?
Yes, you can get the Cindymobile skin for free.
Will Gamestop/EB Games’s pre-order bonus, A King’s Tale: FINAL FANTASY XV be available outside of the pre-order?
Sadly there is no particular information about outside of pre-order deal.
Do I have to do anything to get up to speed with the main storyline of the Final Fantasy series or the game itself?
No, the Final Fantasy is having different story for different series. It varies from series to series, if you are familiar with previous games, you might have noticed by now.
Which stores offer what pre-order bonuses?
You can simply go throw the chart given below (via Reddit). It provides all details about Final Fantasy XV pre-orders.