Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XV has gone gold— amazing news if you’ve followed this title’s decade-long development cycle. What started out as a PlayStation 3 title with the name Final Fantasy Versus XIII eventually was rebranded as the next main title in the series.
Also revealed was the last DLC that will be made for the new title. Called “Comrades”, this expansion lets four players fight alongside each other in a story-driven adventure. Unless you count the MMO titles, this will be the first Final Fantasy game to feature online multiplayer.
Director Haruyoshi Sawatari offered details while speaking with IGN:
The stories we’re telling through the DLC are going to be linked closely to the main game’s story, but they’re things that we feel we could only really do within DLC. It couldn’t have been part of the main game at all. So the kind of gameplay experiences that we’re delivering, and the kind of stories that we’re telling really wouldn’t have been possible within the game of XV. It has to be slightly removed in order to do that.
Sawatari confirmed that the story in “Comrades” and other packs will relate to the main game and introduce things that could only be done as a separate DLC expansion. There will also be new locations to explore and other gameplay extras.
The long-awaited next entry in the main Final Fantasy line arrives November 29th on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.