Square Enix has announced that three out of four of the scheduled Final Fantasy XV have been cancelled.
The only additional episode left is Episode Ardyn, which the developer is aiming a March 2019 release for.
“The company has made an important directional change, and the decision has been made to re-examine these projects, concluding that production will be cancelled for Episode Aranea, Episode Lunafreya, and Episode Noctis, three out of the four DLCs planned,” said global brand director Akio Ofuji.
“We are still developing Episode Ardyn, which continues to aim for a March 2019 release. I believe many fans have been eager to play these episodes, and the entire development team is regretful that we are unable to meet everyone’s expectations.”
The reason why this change in perspective is happening is because of the establishment of a new developer called Luminous Productions.
As we mentioned yesterday, the new studio is working on a brand new AAA intellectual property which is being heavily invested on.
“The main purpose of establishing Luminous Productions was to create a studio that can deliver a completely new AAA title to the global market. And due to this directional change, the company has decided to focus our resources on the development of this AAA title.
This resulted in the decision to cancel the production of three out of the four DLCs originally planned and introduced.”
PC production is also being cancelled, as the modding tools and future technologies like Nvidia RTX support are no more.
So, with all these changes incoming, it looks like we could even have more stuff in the making. Only, Final Fantasy XV is going to rest a little more faster than anticipated.