Hajime Tabata Leaves Square Enix, FFXV DLC Cancelled, FFXIV Collaboration Announced

 

During a special Final Fantasy XV stream today, it was announced that FFXV Director Hajime Tabata has left Square Enix and Luminous Productions as of October 31st. Additionally, the second season of planned DLC for FFXV, which included plans for Ardyn, Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis episodes, has been cancelled, with the exception of episode Ardyn.

Episode Ardyn received a new trailer tonight during the broadcast and is scheduled to release in March of next year.

Final Fantasy XV’s Comrades multiplayer will also receive a standalone version on December 12th, adding new bosses, costumes, and weapons to the game. Those playing on console will have to download the new standalone version (which is free for those that already own it) while PC players will continue to access the client as they do now.

After being discussed many times over the last two years (according to Final Fantasy XIV Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida), a collaboration between Final Fantasy XV and Final Fantasy XIV finally saw its first reveal. Y’jhimei, a mysterious Miqo’te that appears in Final Fantasy XV asks Noctis and his friends for help, leading them to a confrontation with Garuda. Those who complete the special quest will earn FFXIV themed costumes. Yoshida-san shared a special video message during the broadcast, saying that he’s currently unable to comment about the FFXIV portion of the collaboration. Given that the FFXV quest begins December 12th, it’s likely that we’ll hear more about the FFXIV side of things during next week’s FFXIV Fan Fest in Las Vegas.