Final Fantasy XV - General News Thread

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SonOfEtro

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A new video from PCGamer about the Windows Edition.
https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-15-developers-answer-questions-from-pc-gamer-readers/
Here's a summary of what's in there that isn't just general game-related promo stuff. Most of this is probably old news.

They decided to bring XV to PC because modern PCs tempted them due to the series' legacy of using high-end tech, in addition to widening the player base for XV beyond the console scene.
To make the game for PC, the team basically rebuilt the entire game from the ground up rather than simply porting it. This entailed creating new high-quality assets for characters, environments, ect.
They've confirmed they're adding more DLC to all versions of XV after the Windows Edition releases. They pointed out the Comrades expansion as an example of this.
They are including modding including pre-set settings, such as reskinning NPCs as Cactuars. There are plans to further expand available mods.
 

Paperchampion23

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Regarding the potential of driving in Insomnia, this may very much sound like a leap of logic but maybe it could be similar to something like this?

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Possible, maybe some of the highways are open. Like the map could be segmented, but long stretches of highway connect them? I don't recall the Kingsglaive HQ being particularly close to the citadel area in the movie, but tbh idk where it was in the movie to begin with, or if the game would rely on the movies geography anyway.

AND the fact that we have to collect keys to unlock parts of the city according to the leaks leads me to believe that it will be pretty big.


Edit: Making the city more open, as in we can see more corners of it in smaller parts, over just opening up the citadel and city center more, would DO WONDERS for the map. I really do wonder how it is expanded. Hopefully the former
 
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Paperchampion23

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@NoxFleuret , could you ask OG and see if he is able to tell how big the insomnia map is? I feel like that is the biggest question we could ask in terms of substantial area to explore and maybe drive around in, aside from any interaction with Luna and her stuff.
 
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NoxFleuret

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Alright, OG got back to me:

Royal Cleave
Dynastic Stance
Apocalypsis
Legacy of the Lucii

Armiger Unleashed
Noctis's friends will not interrupt him while the Armiger is active.
When the Armiger bar is full, press [button] with the Founder King's Sigil equipped to unleash the true power of the Armiger.
Press [button] while Noctis is glowing to change the way the combo unfolds.

He also saw this too:

Armiger Storm, Armiger Assault, Armiger Vortex, Armiger Barrage (in midair), Armiger Onslaught (in midair).

Said he doesn't know which button it is for input currently, and doesn't know about the last names beyond that they're floating around in the data. Suggested to check the game for text prompts during Armiger Mode, because he hasn't played it in a while.

He said he thinks with the item equipped, it takes over the Technique menu for Noctis, or opens up another menu in which you can use the gauge for him as well. Doesn't seem to want to say much beyond that there's tutorial content for it later on that will explain it better than he can, apparently.
 

Bazztek

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Alright, OG got back to me:

Royal Cleave
Dynastic Stance
Apocalypsis
Legacy of the Lucii

Armiger Unleashed
Noctis's friends will not interrupt him while the Armiger is active.
When the Armiger bar is full, press [button] with the Founder King's Sigil equipped to unleash the true power of the Armiger.
Press [button] while Noctis is glowing to change the way the combo unfolds.

He also saw this too:

Armiger Storm, Armiger Assault, Armiger Vortex, Armiger Barrage (in midair), Armiger Onslaught (in midair).

Said he doesn't know which button it is for input currently, and doesn't know about the last names beyond that they're floating around in the data. Suggested to check the game for text prompts during Armiger Mode, because he hasn't played it in a while.

He said he thinks with the item equipped, it takes over the Technique menu for Noctis, or opens up another menu in which you can use the gauge for him as well. Doesn't seem to want to say much beyond that there's tutorial content for it later on that will explain it better than he can, apparently.
Sounds like Armiger Unleashed is an entire moveset with combos, I figured it'd just be a limit break kinda thing.

And Founder king? Oh man, hope that means what I think it does.
 

FFChocobo18

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Possible, maybe some of the highways are open. Like the map could be segmented, but long stretches of highway connect them? I don't recall the Kingsglaive HQ being particularly close to the citadel area in the movie, but tbh idk where it was in the movie to begin with, or if the game would rely on the movies geography anyway.

AND the fact that we have to collect keys to unlock parts of the city according to the leaks leads me to believe that it will be pretty big.


Edit: Making the city more open, as in we can see more corners of it in smaller parts, over just opening up the citadel and city center more, would DO WONDERS for the map. I really do wonder how it is expanded. Hopefully the former
We'll see what happens, but since there's three bases in Insomnia, which one of which was the Kingsglaive HQ, with the side quest 'Relics of The Empire, and we have the car and we need keys to get around Insomnia, and other side content, I think it will be a decently-sized map, I'm not asking for the entire city, just a good and decent chunk, but that would be cool.
 

NoxFleuret

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This, I am curious about this as well, if there's any map.
He responded more or less like, "Seriously, does everyone expect it all to be in here?" and said there's no map textures as he would have otherwise already pulled them. However give me this list, but did say we should wait and see what is released because while it doesn't say it's unused next to it, he still seems kind of wary? I'm going to assume it's because that mod over on Reddit spoke to him about stuff, because I asked about why the original posts were gone too.

LR Citadel Station - Esterway Park
Kingsglaive Base Camp
Citadel - East Interchange
Citadel - Trifecta Hall
LR Citadel Station
Citadel Gates
The Vesperway
LR Citadel Station - Exit 5D

He also said the base in the Relics one is an Imperial Base, not the Kingsglaive one from how he's reading it.

Woah, The Founder is the only king without a weapon! So you obtain his sigil and it gives you the new armiger???
He showed me stuff on the Kings, the Founder King does have a weapon but... it goes into spoilers on a couple of things. I do agree with OG that there should be some surprises, especially for those that are interested in the plot.
 

Storm

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He showed me stuff on the Kings, the Founder King does have a weapon but... it goes into spoilers on a couple of things. I do agree with OG that there should be some surprises, especially for those that are interested in the plot.
yes, i mostly asked him about gameplay information / minor story bits because of that.

he didn't want to spoil a few things as well.

anyway the more we learn, the more the royal update justifies the price; i also think they'll release a second trailer to show a bit more.
 

FFChocobo18

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He responded more or less like, "Seriously, does everyone expect it all to be in here?" and said there's no map textures as he would have otherwise already pulled them. However give me this list, but did say we should wait and see what is released because while it doesn't say it's unused next to it, he still seems kind of wary? I'm going to assume it's because that mod over on Reddit spoke to him about stuff, because I asked about why the original posts were gone too.

LR Citadel Station - Esterway Park
Kingsglaive Base Camp
Citadel - East Interchange
Citadel - Trifecta Hall
LR Citadel Station
Citadel Gates
The Vesperway
LR Citadel Station - Exit 5D


He also said the base in the Relics one is an Imperial Base, not the Kingsglaive one from how he's reading it.



He showed me stuff on the Kings, the Founder King does have a weapon but... it goes into spoilers on a couple of things. I do agree with OG that there should be some surprises, especially for those that are interested in the plot.
Nice, I can't wait to explore those if those are, indeed, in the expanded map. Also, the fact there are surprises in the new story content, makes me more excited as well.
 
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Nariya36

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yes, i mostly asked him about gameplay information / minor story bits because of that.

he didn't want to spoil a few things as well.

anyway the more we learn, the more the royal update justifies the price; i also think they'll release a second trailer to show a bit more.
The question is when. I mean the royal edition is literally coming in 2 more weeks
 
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Paperchampion23

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He responded more or less like, "Seriously, does everyone expect it all to be in here?" and said there's no map textures as he would have otherwise already pulled them. However give me this list, but did say we should wait and see what is released because while it doesn't say it's unused next to it, he still seems kind of wary? I'm going to assume it's because that mod over on Reddit spoke to him about stuff, because I asked about why the original posts were gone too.

LR Citadel Station - Esterway Park
Kingsglaive Base Camp
Citadel - East Interchange
Citadel - Trifecta Hall
LR Citadel Station
Citadel Gates
The Vesperway
LR Citadel Station - Exit 5D

He also said the base in the Relics one is an Imperial Base, not the Kingsglaive one from how he's reading it.



He showed me stuff on the Kings, the Founder King does have a weapon but... it goes into spoilers on a couple of things. I do agree with OG that there should be some surprises, especially for those that are interested in the plot.

Were those all the places or just a sample of them? Either way that looks cool if it's in.

The vesperway sounds like a highway lmao.
 
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