Final Fantasy XV's DLC is cancelled as director quits Square Enix

Three out of the four episodes planned for Final Fantasy XV‘s second season of DLC have been cancelled.

In a special second year anniversary livestream, it was announced that downloadable episodes focusing on the characters Aranea, Lunafreya and Noctis are no longer going to be released.

The previously announced episode focusing on Ardyn Izunia will be out in March, and will have a short anime prologue. The Final Fantasy XV: Comrades multiplayer expansion will now become a separate thing ,while a Final Fantasy XIV collaboration is also coming, with both releasing on December 12.

Perhaps the saddest news is that director Hajime Tabata has announced that he is quitting Square Enix, to focus on a project he really wants to bring to life.

Although Final Fantasy XV remains a highly divisive game among fans, it’s highly unlikely the game would have released without Tabata.

XV had a highly turbulent development, being announced in 2006 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII for PlayStation 3, but barely made in progress for half a decade.

It was rebranded and moved to PS4 and Xbox One, but original director Tetsuya Normua stepped down to work on Kingdom Hearts III (which was announced in 2013 and will release in 2019).

Tabata was well known for engaging with the fan community and for continuing to work on XV long after its release. He also directed Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII andFinal Fantasy Type-0.

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