During the weekend’s PAX East Square Enix panel, the developer released more details for Final Fantasy XV’s four episode packs, as well as news about a standalone version for Comrades, the online multiplayer component.
The panel discussion focused on the PC version which will get a level editor later this year, other plans for 2018 include more content updates for Comrades, which includes a standalone version and two more episodes. The PC version will also get the Comrades character customization tools that can be used in the single-player campaign to make changes to Noctis’ appearance.
The upcoming four episodes will act as alternative endings for the game. Episode I is titled, Ardyn – The Conflict of the Sage, and it “portrays the struggles of Ardyn. Witness the resentment he harbored towards Lucis for over 2,000 years, and his clashes with the Astrals.” It will release in early 2019. The second update is a side-story and is titled, Aranea – The Beginning of the End. It tells the story of “Starscourge depicted from the Niflheim’s perspective. The final day of the Empire turns out to be Aranea’s worst day.” The side-story is planned for a release between Episodes I and II.
Episode II is titled Lunafreya: The Choice of Freedom, and tells the story of “Luna’s fate, which not even death can free her from. Her battle to save the one she loves overturns the destiny dealt to the Lucian King.” The dev team plans to deliver episode two in Spring of next year. Episode III is titled Noctis: The Final Strike, and tells the story of Noctis as he parts ways with the Astrals. He embarks on “his final battle in order to attain the ideal future for all his people.”
Square Enix also teased cross-over content between Final Fantasy XV and the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider. No further details about the collaboration were revealed.
Apart from the new story DLC, Square Enix will release a level editor for the Windows Edition of the game. This will allow players to customize areas, add enemies, create their own quests and events and assign certain actions to objects that can be interacted with. Last but not least is mod support that will release in the coming weeks. Players will be able to upload their creations to the Steam Workshop. This will be limited to outfits and weapons and first but it will then allow for more creations. This will then go hand-in-hand with the level creator.
Seems that the PC version is going to be packed full of content as well as user-created content too.
News via VG24/7
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