Here is everything from the latest Active Time Report:
Q: Will there be airships?
- A: We’re currently looking into the technology to see if that’s
possible. If the height that the airship can fly is limited, then it
would technically be possible. There is a good chance it will be in
the game and at least fly at bird’s height. If it’s not in the base
game, I want to have it released after the game launches as
Q: Why do the edges of the screen look so dark?
- A: This is one of the after effects to change the visuals. This is
because everyone’s TVs have different technical specifications.
Q: Is the Cross Chain combination system finished?
- A: Currently it’s at a state where it responds correctly whenever the
techniques are used. The system will be tweaked and be polished, but
the basic design is complete. There is also a third type of Cross
Chain not featured in the Episode Duscae demo.
Q: Final Fantasy Versus XIII was supposed to have a sad and deep dramatic story. Can we still hope for something really deep and emotional in Final Fantasy XV?
- A: The core elements of Versus XIII‘s story are still present in
Final Fantasy XV—all of the things that we thought were important for
tragedy and calamity—but has been expanded with other elements like
the focus on friendship, the bond between father and son, etc.
Q: Previous Final Fantasy games had some charismatic villains like Sephiroth. Can we expect a new bad guy for Final Fantasy XV?
- A: We’ve got a really good villain for Final Fantasy XV. There will
be a time soon where we’ll release information about this character.
He’s going to top all of the previous villains.
Q: Who is the mysterious lady with the black hair?
- A: We can only really at the moment say that’s what she looks like.
We’ve only revealed her face so far. She’s a very important character
in the story and needs to be very mysterious right now. On the
development team, we call her the straight, black-haired girl.
Q: What happened to the playable city demo? Have you forgotten about it?
- A: We haven’t forgotten. They can’t announce launch timing yet, but
they want to release it as soon as possible.
The malboro looks cool, but everything else going on there is a visual and mechanical mess. Framerate issues and Noctis dying right away. I’m finding the latter to be a common problem that I’ve played in the demo and other footage I’ve seen. Character death during battles is constant and frustrating. They need to ramp down the difficulty.
They better include that airship on the disc. No paywalls. Please don’t go down that rabbit hole for FF15, SQEX. Smh. The FF15 villain topping Kefka has to be a hell of a villain.