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Nova

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's the meat of it, though. They were basically using half of the available resources for Duscae, and now that they are in the optimization phase, they're getting much more out of it.

And this is why you don't evaluate the graphics on an unfinished product when they flat out tell you that they haven't done this part yet.
Its ridiculous how many people thought Duscae (or even PD) would be a valid representation of the full game, there shouldn't even be an explanation of how that was never going to be the case at all.
 
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Slaintimez

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Its ridiculous how many people thought Duscae (or even PD) would be a valid representation of the full game, there shouldn't even be an explanation of how that was never going to be the case at all.
You know what is actually ridiculous? There is STILL people who think that PD or ED is valid representation of the game right now.
 
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DrBretto

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Its ridiculous how many people thought Duscae (or even PD) would be a valid representation of the full game, there shouldn't even be an explanation of how that was never going to be the case at all.
I'm at least somewhat sympathetic for some of those people. Well, they should assuming significant stability and all that, but the one that truly got my goat was everything during the great DOWNGRADE meltdown of 2016. Particularly in some of the cutscenes. How people could look at that footage and not automatically consider that it was raw, unfinished footage was always beyond me. I mentioned it many times in many places that that's what it was.

And as I'm watching all this footage, I can't help but imagine myself from the future, looking back at the raw, unfinished footage from any video game or movie after having seen the real thing, and it always looks like that. That's because they're filling in all this time with the great information trickle. They don't have time to sit there optimizing at every step. That's just wasted man-hours. They were showing off the mechanics, etc. Not the graphics. But all anyone wanted to do was freak out over the graphics. Not many asked themselves if their outrage was even relevant. Or worse, any time I mentioned exactly this, *I* would take a beating for being a "fanboy" or whatever.
 
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I was on another site where someone mentioned that the Episode Duscae area was 10 percent of the entire world map. I thought that Tabata said that it was ten percent of the Duscae area. I'm not remembering things wrong am I ?.
 
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AtSwimTwoBirds

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I was on another site where someone mentioned that the Episode Duscae area was 10 percent of the entire world map. I thought that Tabata said that it was ten percent of the Duscae area. I'm not remembering things wrong am I ?.
You are correct, mostly.

There was some confusion in translation.

However, in the London ATR it was clarified. The Duscae REGION is about 10 per cent of the game (maybe slightly more - as.at the time they were making the Region even larger)

They said that the entire Region was many times larger than ED. They didn't say it was 10 percent.

Many times larger - that's open to interpretation - but it still means the scale is massive.
 

Paperchampion23

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I was on another site where someone mentioned that the Episode Duscae area was 10 percent of the entire world map. I thought that Tabata said that it was ten percent of the Duscae area. I'm not remembering things wrong am I ?.
Almost correct. He only said that the ED was many times smaller than the Duscae region. What he was talking about was the area of the entire game. It was originally assumed that he meant the area of the duscae demo, but he later clarified that it was the entirety of the duscae area.

So the game is 10-20 times bigger than the duscae region..... if that is true, we haven't even seen half of the map yet lol

Here's the link: http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/02...-ten-times-bigger-of-the-whole-duscae-region/
 
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Paperchampion23

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You are correct, mostly.

There was some confusion in translation.

However, in the London ATR it was clarified. The Duscae REGION is about 10 per cent of the game (maybe slightly more - as.at the time they were making the Region even larger)

They said that the entire Region was many times larger than ED. They didn't say it was 10 percent.

Many times larger - that's open to interpretation - but it still means the scale is massive.

And we know now that just the Duscae region itself is in fact many times larger than ED's area. This game's world is hyping me. Regardless of content, just being able to travel in a fully realized, scaled world makes me excited.
 

AtSwimTwoBirds

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And we know now that just the Duscae region itself is in fact many times larger than ED's area. This game's world is hyping me. Regardless of content, just being able to travel in a fully realized, scaled world makes me excited.
It will be huge.

ED is pretty much on the border of Duscae.
We know that Lestallum is in the Cleigne Region and it's not too far. Technically, I'm not certain that the Disc is part of Duscae, either.

I saw there was a Duscae Junkyard as a driver marker in a vid a few months back. Still haven't seen a lot of that Region.

If the Region is 5 times as big as the Demo - then ED is only 2%. Hard to get your head around that!! This sort of scale is really going to compliment the Road Trip, the sense of adventure and the overall theme of a Journey - in my opinion.
 

Paperchampion23

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It will be huge.

ED is pretty much on the border of Duscae.
We know that Lestallum is in the Cleigne Region and it's not too far. Technically, I'm not certain that the Disc is part of Duscae, either.

I saw there was a Duscae Junkyard as a driver marker in a vid a few months back. Still haven't seen a lot of that Region.

If the Region is 5 times as big as the Demo - then ED is only 2%. Hard to get your head around that!! This sort of scale is really going to compliment the Road Trip, the sense of adventure and the overall theme of a Journey - in my opinion.
Right??? I am a firm believer that we are seeing roughly 20% of the map right now. If there are 5 main kingdoms or major locations; Lucis, Tenebrae, Niflheim, Solheim (or whats left of it), and Accordo, then the map of Lucis (what we see in the first 4ish chapters) isn't the only area where this game takes place. They never show that path or river that is exiting Altissia, which I'm sure leads the rest of Accordo (they only show Altissia from the front, not the other way around), just as Insomnia leads to the rest of Lucis.

Also, Kingsglaive shows almost exactly what is north of the current Lucis map: http://i.imgur.com/BjD9SH1.jpg

If you look closely, the layout of those roads are scaled and organized in a similar way to the map we currently have. If you look even closer, you can actually even see the top of the in-game map roads actually connect with the bottom of the movie map. There are definitely other open world zones at the least.
 

Slaintimez

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Honestly what was the point of flying car if the only open world we have is full duscae region? Its makes no sense, its too small for flying car. I STRONGLY believe they hiding alot from us, they teasing us, like they always did.
Also they won't put 300+ songs in car if it wasn't that big :p
 
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Paperchampion23

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Honestly what was the point of flying car if the only open world we have is full duscae region? Its makes no sense, its too small for flying car. I STRONGLY belive they hiding alot from us, they teasing us, like they always did.
Also they won't put 300+ songs in car if it wasn't that big :p
Thats exactly what I think. Lucis, has 3 huge regions already that has Duscae in it, but there are definitely other regions like Lucis beyond what we see.
 
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Good god I am hyped as fuck thinking about all the stuff we haven't seen yet. I am sure we will get some more game play demonstrations relatively soon. They did say older Noctis will be shown more up until release too.