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Final Fantasy Director Talks Open World

In an interview with 4Gamer, Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata discussed how the open-world concept will be in their anticipated RPG Final Fantasy XV. The focus was mainly on this subject as it was revealed during a showing of the game at Tokyo Game Show. Below is what he said…


“In my plan book for Final Fantasy XV, I wrote it down as an ‘open-world-style Final Fantasy. The world seamlessly expands, but unlike your common open-world RPGs, it’s not a game that lets you go anywhere and advance through the story like that. As part of the Final Fantasy series, the characters will grow while gathering items, and you’ll visit other places as the story goes along, where there will be drama to experience, followed by a climax that will be reached. That’s the kind of flow that it will have.”


While the game won’t be as free as Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, he said it will be more like Red Dead Redemption in the sense that “once you arrive at an area of interest and start advancing through the story.”

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This biggest thing that fans noticed was that just like parts of Final Fantasy VIII, you will be able to drive around in a car in an open-world environment as well. Tabata added…


“The protagonist Noctis is part of the royal family from a country called Lucis, and they’ll travel within the game in the Royal Car. However, you will also be able to get around on foot.”

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