Aside from at one point when the previous master build was shown off at Gamescom. Kappa
I'm certain we could also add the game's turbulent development history/deadline among other things as a key contributer to various shortcomings tbf.
I'm inclined to agree with this, I wouldn't mind more Athia footage or even an FFXV 4k remaster announcement (pls).
Though I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if they pulled the trigger for XVI anyway.
I really really hope the next parts up the scale in exploration, like closer to Xenoblade/FFXII in equivalence.
I'll mildly forgive Midgar for the most part but I'd like to believe the FFX styled structure ends with this release.