Final Fantasy XV DLC Canceled Game Director Leaves Square Enix
Following on from Square Enix’s $33 million loss yesterday news, the publisher has held a Final Fantasy XV livestream, essentially to announce that future DLCs are now cancelled. The game was set to get another set of character focussed ‘episodes’ in 2019 but this will no longer be the case. On top of that, Final Fantasy XV director, Hajime Tabata, has resigned. Video Below.
This news was delivered as part of a special Final Fantasy XV presentation (Video Above) that also announced that three of the four upcoming DLC for Final Fantasy XV are also being cancelled.
Tabata said on the stream.
“In regards to my next endeavors and near future, I have a project that I truly wish to solidify as my next challenge after FFXV.”
“For that reason, I have decided to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal. As production of Episode Ardyn continues and Luminous Productions works on new projects, I felt that it was time for me to hand over the torch to the next-generation group of talented and trustworthy colleagues and believe that they will create something amazing.”
Square Enix had planned to continue the never-ending flow of Final Fantasy XV content all through 2019 with four DLC episodes centered on the characters Ardyn, Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis. Instead, only the Ardyn episode will be released the other three have been abandoned. There’ll be a collaboration event with Final Fantasy XIV next month, and the Comrades multiplayer mode will also be spun out into a standalone game for PS4 and Xbox One.