Three Final Fantasy XV DLC Packs Cancelled as Director Quits

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Final Fantasy XV has been a monster hit for Square Enix, selling more than eight million copies worldwide since it was released in 2016 and it's seen a number of popular DLC releases since then.

Meanwhile, it was announced that Final Fantasy XV's multiplayer component Comrades will get standalone editions on Xbox One and PS4, though no specific mention was made of PC.

The announcement comes on the heels of game director Hajima Tabata's departure from Square Enix.

Those looking to adventure further in Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV universe will likely be disappointed to hear that 3 of the 4 upcoming content add-ons for the game have been cancelled.

First things first, the Final Fantasy XV DLC episodes Aranea, Lunafreye, and Noctis have all been cancelled barring Ardyn, which is still going ahead as scheduled and will be launching in March 2019.

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During the stream, Square Enix explained that due to a "directional change" within the company, resources from the DLCs were being reassigned to working on a new AAA title. "The main objective of establishing Luminous Productions was to create a studio that can deliver a completely new AAA title to the global market". Did many of you play Final Fantasy XV?

Episode Ardyn producer Yuji Shinoda did add that while the other three episodes of the second season won't come as DLC, "we still hope to deliver something that showcases what type of story we were aiming to deliver in some way, shape, or form". It's not all bad news, in other words. Tabata officially resigned from Luminous Productions and Square Enix on October 31st. This loss was announced in a financial statement alongside an explanation that Luminous would now move to making new AAA games, and it's now clear what it relates to.

"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"," Tabata stated.

"For that reason, I have chose to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal".

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