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Lord_Ham_Mork

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Now that i'm more calm (i still despise the decision to cancel everything in such a blatant way), i can speculate one last time about what Episode Ardyn is about.

The dlc happens 30 years before XV, which at start made think about being 10 years before Noctis birth. But he's 30 in the end of the game. So the dlc could happen close enought to his birth, and we may receive exposition about how he was chosen by the Gods and maybe get Ardyn killing Noctis mother.

This could be introducted as the revelation of Bahamuth, explaining to Noctis who is his rival, what is his objective and what was the struggle of his father.
Which would make sense, due to Noctis seeming to know a lot of things after his 10 years of sleep.
 
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FFChocobo18

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Now that i'm more calm (i still despise the decision to cancel everything in such a blatant way), i can speculate one last time about what Episode Ardyn is about.

The game happens 30 years before XV, which at start made think about being 10 years before Noctis birth. But he's 30 in the end of the game. So the dlc could happen close enought to his birth, and we may receive exposition about how he was chosen by the Gods and maybe get Ardyn killing Noctis mother.

This could be introducted as the revelation of Bahamuth, explaining to Noctis who is his rival, what is his objective and what was the struggle of his father.
Which would make sense, due to Noctis seeming to know a lot of things after his 10 years of sleep.
That could be an interesting exposition, but we'll wait and see when they talk more about Episode: Ardyn, which I'm glad is the one that was spared, it's better than not having an Ardyn DLC at all.
 
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Vallen

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Give me a meaty free patch in March alongside EP Ardyn and I’ll accept it, and then I’ll probably learn how to edit to make a solid YouTube video of the drama surrounding this game since it’s inception lol.
 

Cloud_CR

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¡¿Do you think they are gonna implement this dlc to the main story (like the expanded Insomnia section of the Royal Pack dlc) or will be like the other episodes, choosing from a side menu?!

Another thing, ¡¿do you think we gonna get another version of the game with all the dlc, including episode Ardyn in it?!

I think those are very important right now.
 

Lulcielid

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¡¿Do you think they are gonna implement this dlc to the main story (like the expanded Insomnia section of the Royal Pack dlc) or will be like the other episodes, choosing from a side menu?!

Another thing, ¡¿do you think we gonna get another version of the game with all the dlc, including episode Ardyn in it?!

I think those are very important right now.
1) It will likely be via side menu.

2) Unlikely, there's not enough new content post Royal Edition to sustify another bundle.
 

stolas

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Feb 20, 2018
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¡¿Do you think they are gonna implement this dlc to the main story (like the expanded Insomnia section of the Royal Pack dlc) or will be like the other episodes, choosing from a side menu?!

Another thing, ¡¿do you think we gonna get another version of the game with all the dlc, including episode Ardyn in it?!

I think those are very important right now.
I could see Square doing a bundle for PS5/ Next gen that includes all the DLC and has the Moogle Carnival. But that's wishful thinking. I think at this point, considering they pulled the plug on any extra content other than Episode Ardyn, FFXV in their eyes is complete. The only reason why we got TERRA WARS and FFXIV Events was because they had already started to work on them near or around the games initial launch (File names, dialogue, models were found in the datamine). And I think the only real reason we are getting Episode Ardyn was because how far along it was. If the situation had happened right after the Royal Edition I don't think we'd be seeing anything. And come to think of it was the Tomb Raider Collab supposed to be an event like Assassin's Creed? I thought it was kind of weird all we got was a Comrades outfit and a Lara photobomb. Then the Comrades delay, which instead of this big patch we are just getting a bosses from the DLC and a few outfits and weapons. Maybe all the signs were there?
 

Lord_Ham_Mork

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¡¿Do you think they are gonna implement this dlc to the main story (like the expanded Insomnia section of the Royal Pack dlc) or will be like the other episodes, choosing from a side menu?!

Another thing, ¡¿do you think we gonna get another version of the game with all the dlc, including episode Ardyn in it?!

I think those are very important right now.
If i remember correctly, it was stated that the developers noticed that fans wanted the dlc to be implemented in the main game and we did get the last 2 collaborations inside the game. So my bet is on having it in the narrative.

If the team can get to do one last update, i hope it's the implementation of the dlc inside the game. But i think we may not even get a single update...
Even the voice actors of Noctis and Prompto have posted about how FFXV have come to an end...
Can i have a hug?T_T
 
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stolas

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Is too soon to start a thread speculating about what “FFXV the zodiac age” will include in 15years on the PS6? ;)
That was the best remaster they've done. Fixing the treasure system and having a job system fix 90% of my complaints. and the 4x speed. Killing Yizamat in 10 mins was glorious. My 2006 self was so pissed at the 4 hours it took.
 
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Jubileus

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So I just caught up with all the happenings thus far. Holy crap.. what a complete and utter disaster!

Well... at least the alternate ending drivel is done away with.

What I lament is Luna's character is forever shallow now with no hope of redemption, and no Aranea DLC means no more opportunity at seeing Gralea and Tenebrae.

The trailer for episode Ardyn looks good though, even if it looks a bit low budget in some parts, but that's understandable knowing what we know now.

Square Enix upper management is so extremely fucked up, they should be embarrassed of themselves. Just when you thought Square couldn't get any worse, and lose fans trust even more, they pull this. What a shitshow anniversary.

For what its worth, at least Tabata is now free from that fucking mess of a company. It's probably a massive weight off of his shoulders escaping from that place. Square seems like a nightmare to work with.
 

FFChocobo18

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So I just caught up with all the happenings thus far. Holy crap.. what a complete and utter disaster!

Well... at least the alternate ending drivel is done away with.

What I lament is Luna's character is forever shallow now with no hope of redemption, and no Aranea DLC means no more opportunity at seeing Gralea and Tenebrae.

The trailer for episode Ardyn looks good though, even if it looks a bit low budget in some parts, but that's understandable knowing what we know now.

Square Enix upper management is so extremely fucked up, they should be embarrassed of themselves. Just when you thought Square couldn't get any worse, and lose fans trust even more, they pull this. What a shitshow anniversary.

For what its worth, at least Tabata is now free from that fucking mess of a company. It's probably a massive weight off of his shoulders escaping from that place. Square seems like a nightmare to work with.
Yeah, I'm relieved that Ardyn's DLC survived, but I wanted Aranea's DLC as well, such a freaking slap to the face... As for Tabata, I hope he's doing well after he left... I feel really bad that this happened...

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Also, poor Maku... He was looking forward to Aranea's DLC as well...:


 
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Jubileus

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Yeah, I'm relieved that Ardyn's DLC survived, but I wanted Aranea's DLC as well, such a freaking slap to the face... As for Tabata, I hope he's doing well after he left... I feel really bad that this happened...

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Also, poor Maku... He was looking forward to Aranea's DLC as well...:


I did some lurking around on other websites and man, some people can be so fucking nasty. Celebrating FFXV and Tabata's downfall.

I may not have always agreed with his decisions that led to the game being what it is today, and the game may have been disappointing on a certain level, but I never wished him ill.

Yeah I really wanted to see more of Tenebrae but... oh well =(
 

FFChocobo18

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I did some lurking around on other websites and man, some people can be so fucking nasty. Celebrating FFXV and Tabata's downfall.

I may not have always agreed with his decisions that led to the game being what it is today, and the game may have been disappointing on a certain level, but I never wished him ill.

Yeah I really wanted to see more of Tenebrae but... oh well =(
Yeah, I wasn't around last night to watch the ATR, I only found out about what happened when I woke up briefly around 4 AM or so and decided to take a peek, and saw that Arenea and the other two DLCs besides Ardyn's were cancelled and found out Tabata resigned... I was barely able to sleep to my usual wake up time of 5 AM, and I was mumbling in my sleep sometimes after I found out at certain points in my sleep... That's how bad it felt... I really was looking forward to Aranea's DLC for her and the Niflheim Empire's downfall, and potentially Gralea even if the DLC wasn't integrated into the main game... Only for the higher ups from Square Enix to take that away....
 

Loganight

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For the 10 new Comrades bosses, assuming those featured in silhouette at PAX East made it in along with what we know from the trailer there should be:

1. Rogue
2. Fierce
3. Mystic
4. Omega
5. Melusine
6. Gilgamesh
7. Cerberus
8. Barbarus
9. Adamantoise
and 10. Yosuke Matsuda
 

Ikkin

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Oct 30, 2016
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For the 10 new Comrades bosses, assuming those featured in silhouette at PAX East made it in along with what we know from the trailer there should be:

1. Rogue
2. Fierce
3. Mystic
4. Omega
5. Melusine
6. Gilgamesh
7. Cerberus
8. Barbarus
9. Adamantoise
and 10. Yosuke Matsuda
I'm sure some people will be especially satisfied to beat #10, in light of recent news! ;)
 

Jenova

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After giving this more thought, the most disappointing thing to learn from all this news is that upper management haven't learnt anything from their past mistakes all the way back from Final Fantasy XII's tumultuous development cycle. Meaning they're doomed to repeat them just as they are right now. I wouldn't be surprised to see CyGames or Monolith Soft become the new leaders of the JRPG market at this going rate. In the hands of the current regime, it's clear that Final Fantasy will not be what it once was.
 

essenthy

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Apr 6, 2018
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both square and tabata screwed up, altho square more so, why in hell would they want LP back to their hq barely months after opening it ? it doesn't make any sense, and why tabata didnt suck it up and just accepted one of square solutions as messed up as they are ? it feel like he just let down all of his team who have worked hard all this years to fix that mess

i can imagine from his point of view that would mean some kind of major failure point in his career after being given total control of a new studio in such short amount of time, but whats worse, this or leaving your team ?

it also show square lack of confidence in tabata plans and the way he was managing LP, ther's no way 33$m loss were just due to the dlcs, there were probably prototypes for next gen games in there

we know square want to bank on the gaas shit as fast as they can wich for them meant canceling XV dlcs since only LP team is capable of making that, maybe tabata didnt want to cancel XV dlcs and be thrown to the fans again after all the versus shake ups and have his next gen game changed/canceled
 
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