Square Enix reveals Final Fantasy XV for PS4

New role-playing game announced during Sony E3 media briefing for the PlayStation 4.

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Tonight during Sony's 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XV for the PlayStation 4.

In addition, Square Enix promised more details about the game will be revealed in the next few days.

Square Enix is holding an event tomorrow evening to reveal "the future of Final Fantasy."

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karin_2049
karin_2049

Wow finally, after just 8 years this game is coming out, I just hope this is not Duke Nukem Forever all over again. Graphics-wise it sucks (for a PS4 game), it will be down to gameplay then.

chyng85
chyng85

I want this game~  

Eraldus
Eraldus

Final May Fantasy

Now all we need is this Noctis guy saying "This party is getting crazy!"

Noctis1
Noctis1

Bring the damn game out already! Im taking a vacation when this comes out! I will screw this game HARD! Im just happy the PS4 wount cost to mutch so it wount fk up my plans on taking another vacation out of this damn country in the winter!  FF fo life! almost better than a woman! 

Kllas_76
Kllas_76

I hope everyone knows that this game is for both xbox one and ps4 because if u scroll up until u see the final fantasy icon it will show PS4, XONE

zantech
zantech

what i hope is maby this will be a stepping stone from 11 or 14 to a sao type true game and definitely a step away from 13s disasters

Ricarven
Ricarven

I just hope it won't be as lineal as FFXIII, I hated it. I don't mind if ATB or turn base, just I want a RPG where  can make choices to where I go, ton to visit, what to do on batle etc. FFXIII just failed big to me that's why I want FF come back to the origins

Psymon118
Psymon118

WOW....so that settles my next console 

jaded_ruby
jaded_ruby

So, I've been corrected on the turn based system.  Final Fantasy was based on the ATB system.  ATB: Active Time Battle.  Takes a characters stats to fill a bar and that character can act only at the time of the bar's completion.  Turn based games, like the alternative battle system for Final Fantasy 7 (since most of you know that game) could be played in true turn base style where you and the enemy take "turns".  ATB was an alternative battle system designed by Hiroyuki Ito for Final Fantasy 4 and added onto with Final Fantasy 6.  Although it is very similar to the turn based system, it is not.  I understand that you meant no offense with the correction, but neither do I.  I hope everyone here has learned something from this, part of which is that Final Fantasy hasn't been true turn base for quite a while.


jaded_ruby
jaded_ruby

Wow, are you guys really fighting over this.  Yes, turn based is great and makes you build your character to a certain skill set to pass certain obstacles.  It creates game that involves thought.  NO, 13 was not turn based.  you had an action bar and speeds but you and the opponent did not take turns.  If I didn't press a button, the opponent would still continue.  Yes, evolution of games is important and games should evolve into new ideas and take on a life of their own.  NO, turn base does not come up in the idea of Final Fantasy.  Final Fantasy was a game that was built from a dying company.  That company put their soul into the game and achieved greatness.  They have grown since then and built on to what they had.  Their story lines are unmatched and their graphics are untouchable.  The next may be a turn base, but until then lets all enjoy the dreams of great game makers and give SE the credit that they deserve for ALL the incredible games that they have made.  They have done first person shooter, rpg, racing, and more.  Don't belittle their work for what they did in the past.  The games they have made are incredible no matter what the genre.

kengi1989
kengi1989

Does anyone on this page know RPG doesn't mean turn-based and real time doesn't mean action. As long as there is dialogue, characters.. and a level system then you have an RPG... ARPG.. MMORPG..or Turn-Based RPG... there all RPGS!!!

vesper8
vesper8

I don't care of it's turn-based or not, how about a game that requires a little skill that you can't beat easily by button mashing or chosing the "auto" command all the time like it was for FFXIII for 95% of the fights (and 99% of the main story ones). I hated the combat system in 13 and 13-2. The last good FF in my opinion was FFX, looking forward to the HD re-release of that. I'm tired of FFs in big modern future cities. I sure hope this FF at least has cities and NPCs to interact with beyond eavesdropping on a meaningless conversation. Bring back the world map, and multiple cities, and secret areas that can be easily missed unless you look carefully, and content that isn't so god damn linear! I don't need turn-based, but bring back the elements we loved about FF7 and FF9. And god damn choose your voice actors more carefully this time! I'm glad at least that the main character appear to be males this time around. So tired of cute fake characters with big plastic boobs with no personalities whatsoever! /rant off

Azazel29
Azazel29

my only real concern here is the combat.  will it be mostly static where you do the same combo's the ENTIRE game like most action games?  they get so boring.  The RPG elements should cure most of the trouble.  Hope it all comes together to be truly enjoyable.

kengi1989
kengi1989

RPG does not equals turn based! As long characters have a role and dialogue.  A role-playing game (RPG and sometimes roleplaying game) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making or character development. Turn based Rpg = Turn based RPG... there is more than one way to make an RPG!

kengi1989
kengi1989

The funny thing is I bet the Japanese fans fully embrace this idea... that's why we don't get shit state side cause people fucking nit pick everything.. see why there are so little localized jrpgs!

kengi1989
kengi1989

No one has a ARPG like this... I feel like its gonna be as close to sand box as FF series has ever went... And its gonna engulf the players in the game.. If Square-Enix were to remake FF7 this would be the mold. It'd be utterly stupid to go back to turn-based. No one wants to look at the game anymore people want to play! Why go where you have gone before it's to take what you have and make it better. I so look forward FFXV its gonna make the nay sayers grab a sandwich and play! I'm not trying to offend anyone but please wait for the product to come then criticize .

camus61
camus61

Maybe Square should ask their fans if they want to use a emo teen as main character. What has happened to Final Fantasy? -_-

ChrisX2012
ChrisX2012

Final Fantasy Fans: You let me down:(

ChrisX2012
ChrisX2012

This is strange... Everyone's complaining about wanting turn-based RPG? I've been playing FFVII on the PC for a few days and Before that I was playing FFXIII-2 and was thinking "What would a ARPG FF be like?" Guess I'll get to find out soon!!! 

Siggentut
Siggentut

I like how all the people on Noctis' side are guys. I'm all for equality, but having a monotonous party setup when it comes to gender is something square hasn't done before.


Albelnox0
Albelnox0

Fing gamers make me sick. The whole FF fanbase should be ashamed at themselves for complaining.  This has been a game in the works that everyone has been waiting for.  Everyone should of known since they started development that it was NEVER going to be turned based. Everyone was waiting for this game and now people are being little ***** complaining that it's still coming out. Seriously FF fans need to chill the f down, MOVE ON. if you want to play your turn based FF. GO TO YOUR COLLECTION. With new technology things are going to change, if you wanna stay in the past stay in the past.  

Jazperson
Jazperson

@karin_2049  I just hope they will add some depth to the visual graphics. Who knows, maybe they'll change it.

platinumking320
platinumking320

@Ricarven i think most of the industry has recognized the limits of linear gameplay by now. its all about discovery and better to have an open world and like Valve software was saying. leave hints that'll prompt the player to pursue the story. I.E. if its gonna be linear it had better be a daaamn good story. cuz in 2013 we've heard every kind of story.

DCuong
DCuong

@vesper8Totally agree with you (just that I like FF12 more than FF10 and I think FF12 is a good game). So you managed to complete 13 and 13-2, I didn't waste my time with those games, I only spent a few hours them then quit, they're so boring, so fake I couldn't bear, and I couldn't bear the "cute fake characters with big plastic boobs" too : )

platinumking320
platinumking320

@kengi1989 plus japan was ready to embrace futuristic rpg with ff7 ff8 and asian islandic rpg with ff10 while our understanding of rpg enviros even fantasy fiction has always been stuck in tolkien-world or medival settings. It took the guy who made 'shadowrun' to literally move western understandings that it is possible for RPGs to work somewhere else.

See it's traditional pitfalls like this that make us creatively stagnant. Instead of asking new questions on how to effectively implement new ideas or make new things work we keep clinging onto what was done before.

jophy
jophy

@camus61 Since FF1 warrior of light, every Square main char is basically emo and metrosexual. Cloud, Squall, Tidus, Vaan. its what makes it Final fantasy I guess lol.

Azazel29
Azazel29

@camus61 umm cloud was an emo teen and pretty much the most famous FF character there is.  and its better than another female lead that I just don't find interesting. (the girls had their turn, 3 of em in fact.)  besides there will be an Aauron-like sidekick in there somewhere....i hope.

Siggentut
Siggentut

@ChrisX2012 it's gonna have the kingdom hearts battle system, meaning it will have a menu.

crix01
crix01

@Albelnox0 We know "XIII versus" wasn't turn based, but we were expecting a more turn based game from the main line (15). Like i said in the other post, we are already full with action rpgs, why not make a turn based one? The change to 15 means we won't have a turn based game and that's why we are complining. You are a moron if you don't understand that. And bigger moron if you think turn based is tied to the technology, because it's not, it's a different play style that we don't see anymore becuase people have too much CoD in their brains. If you want to play an action arpg why don't you go back to your collection? Theres plenty to choose from. We are not sayin the game it's bad, we haven't played it yet, but we wanted something different from a "Final Fantasy XV"

vesper8
vesper8

@DCuong @vesper8 I liked FF12 a lot as well, it had a good story, characters, cities, challenging combat. I wasn't a huge fan of the combat system though, it was overly complicated and not as flexible as it should have been. Actually I pretty much hated its combat system. I loved the world exploration and how you could stumble upon areas where the monsters were way too strong for your current level. I haven't beaten FF13-2 yet but I started on it, FF13 was a bore but it does get fun about 10 hours in when you get to Gran Pulse and the game opens up a bit. Mostly I forced myself through the linear boredom just because of how amazing the graphics were. I love good graphics and FF13 is a masterpiece as far as graphics go. It nailed it in that aspect, most gorgeous game on the PS3 if you ask me, and it doesn't disapoint even in the end. Just wish they had spent an extra year developping it.. as crazy as that sound.. it got released prematurely.

Albelnox0
Albelnox0

@crix01 @Albelnox0 Like i said the game has been in development for a long time.  Might as well call it FFXV if it's taking them this long.  What do you want them to do Scrap "Versus XIII" entirely and make them restart.  Might as well scrap FF as a whole.  The game was already designed with battle system similar to KH.  They have been working very hard on this game and you're basically telling them to scrap it.  Why not go to Lightning Returns and complain over there instead of over here for them to scrap THAT game instead. Since everyone has been so pissy fit on XIII.  Besides since the game has been in a long course of development they can get started working on FFXVI much more sooner.  And with what game engines can do now compared to the 90s, expect more action RPGS, don't hold a developer hostage from trying new things.  It's not in your power to tell them wh at to do. If you don't like what you saw it's simple don't buy it, and stop being all talk in forums and comments.

kengi1989
kengi1989

@crix01 @Albelnox0! I'm not trying to offend anyone but please wait for the product to come then criticize .

kengi1989
kengi1989

@crix01 @Albelnox0 Turn based really thats just dumb ? No one has pushed ARPG at least not like this if you want turn based make your own game. Then you can tell us how exciting taking turn is everyone else is ready for action... !

kengi1989
kengi1989

Thats cause WoW isnt the top MMORPG all the tops are action mmorpgs...I.E. TERRA.. DC Universe Age of Wushu, Vindictus, SWKOTR etc.. WOW definitely isn't top dog anymore.

crix01
crix01

@Albelnox0 @crix01 Lol! Don't get all angry on me. Did you read what i wrote? Scraping the game? Did I say that? Am i telling Square Enix they can't do this game? Dunno where you getting all this stuff. Here I go again: I dont hate this game, we all know it's been in development for a long time, I have no problems with different types of game. My problem is that there are already tons of action rpgs. Does all games now have to be action focused? So you say because of the new engines all games have to be action oriented? Is it really? ...Hey! we should tell the people at Blizzard they're doing it all wrong, theres new game engines now! Starcraft HAS to be a third person action game. Strategic games with isometric view are obsolete!!! Telltalle! the hell are you doing??? Stop making absolete point and clicks games, you can't do that with new modern engines!!! (Sarcasm)

kengi1989
kengi1989

Old enough to not wine like infant when I dont get my way. And, yes game engine support battle system but all the engines I mentioned are towards real time. The time is even the Unreal Engines definition. All the engines I just have never been used on turn based games and will be used on turnbased games. At end of the day you dont to play SE wouldnt care if you did! If you dont think gameplay is tied the engine maybe you should research! No one uses an action based engine to waste it on turnbased gameplay!

kengi1989
kengi1989

@crix01 @kengi1989 No your crazy game engines have a lot to do with the game... There has never been a plat-former or Turn-based RPG on the Unreal 3 Engine or any of the others I mentioned. Because those engine were made with action in mind. Not saying can't produce a TBRPG on those engines. But, it'd be a waste of money cause you wouldn't get full potential of the engines. Most engines now a days are designed to allow greater active sprite and environment relationships. There has never been a turned-based rpg on the engines I mentioned and there never will be! Ole yes and I am a 23 year old Computer Desktop Engineer just to let you know. I am doing pretty good with my life at the moment!

crix01
crix01

@kengi1989 @crix01 You're crazy if you think type of games are tied to game engines. With any game engine you can make any type of game. And please stop telling me that i should do my own turn based game. How old are you again?

kengi1989
kengi1989

@crix01 @kengi1989  That's what I'm saying at all...  Those game your talking about are mostly pc and not square-enix. Like I said those options are there for you but even MMORPG are going action.I.E  Blade & Soul,  archeage-online, Dragons Prophet, Lime Odyssey, Age of Wushu, and DC Universe Online!.. I'm saying all the recent big RPG's have not been turned based... All the best game engines in use right now are based off action!.. the CRYENGINE 3 engine, the HEROENGINE, Frostbite 3 and the UNREAL 4 Engine.. these the biggest rpg game engines right now and they aren't made for turn-based.  Maybe you should make a turned based engine until then as for big games got these the engines in use.

crix01
crix01

@kengi1989 @crix01 Yes i would like to be turn based. You're saying because the technology has advanced all games should be action focused. You know people still make point and click games with new technology? You know pople still make sidescrollers with new technology? And not because one sucked it means they have to throw turn based combat to the trash.

kengi1989
kengi1989

@crix01 @kengi1989  Okay so if they made FF7 remake you'd want turn based the same game but better graphics? No new incredible game engine after all the work that goes into those engines. Just throw it away and go turn based. Dude I've almost every FF in the series and I am so excited for this one. I'm glad it's ARPG I don't care about change just gameplay! The idea being immersed into the game like only Square-Enix can do. FF13 sucked but this not any where close to that trash. FF 13 was turned based so that's what you want?

crix01
crix01

@kengi1989 When the product comes out it'll still be an action focused game. You are missing our point. It's fine for a spin off but it's not what we expect from a "main line" FF. And a lot of people didn't like 13 but Squar Enix keeps making more games from that same universe. If the game itself is good or bad is not in question here.

crix01
crix01

@kengi1989 @crix01 @Albelnox0 It's not nostalgia, it's me wanting to play a FF game without the same gameplay that every other modern rpg has. Almost every game now it's only about reflexes.  Leave it at that.

kengi1989
kengi1989

@crix01 @kengi1989 @Albelnox0  Dude I know thats what your saying and there nothing wrong with nostalgia...  I'll leave at that.. who knows maybe one day they'll bring it back or make an  optional battle system.. 

crix01
crix01

@kengi1989 @crix01 @Albelnox0 Again, you are missing the point. I've never said "everyone wants a turn based game",that's what i want and some people here as well. And we all new "XIII versus" was an arpg not "15". And i would love to play the game but still gonna miss the old school style.

kengi1989
kengi1989

@crix01 @kengi1989 @Albelnox0 Funny you think you what people want as well. But, my assessment is based the hype for the game period. People have been excited for this game and new it was an ARPG. You can complain but you can't tell an artist how to make his art. It's what Square-Enix wants and a lot of there don't care about the name they just want to play!.. But your entitled to your feelings either way I don't care. I'm just ready to play what I think is going the best game ever!...