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Final Fantasy XV has spoken of how it’s planned to keep the marquee title alive and well beyond it’s single player DLC in the past and we’ve reported on the previous Multiplayer expansion details. This week it has been revealed in a press release via Final Fantasy XV’s Twitter that the multiplayer expansion was set to release at the end of this month on October 31st but since has been set to release a bit later. Here’s what they had to say below:
“Due to final adjustments and to create the best possible experience, the online expansion Final Fantasy XV: Comrades will now be released in early November,” Square Enix
Editors Opinion: The Multiplayer was fun as well as surprisingly expansive as it showed some promising offerings. The action was fluid as well. My only personal hope is that the FFXV community that’s left truly gives this shot. It was a fresh and fun experience with friends but based on my experience within the time frame of the beta match making did require a bit of work and I feel based on my experience from the beta that this will be heavily reliant on player engagement. So if this this does not gain the correct response from gamers who may not be used to this change in content from a mainline FF title, it may or may not thrive. Of course this is just an early assumption. I hope it does well based on the efforts taken however as it is a very fun experience. But with the late implementation and desire of other games it could be a bit of a tricky road to entice gamers who have since completed the game’s mainline story.
This comes as no surprise just about as the beta build we’ve previously play was in need of a few fixes. This is not necessarily bad news as it’s better to have to a delayed game than a broken game as “some” gamers these days feel. But at any rate fans who have been excited for this expansion will have to hold off a bit longer. But what do you think? Are you looking forward to the Multiplayer expansion? Are you or aren’t you interested in the online implementation of a mainline Final Fantasy game later having online elements? We’d love to hear your thoughts so leave your comments below. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us and keep us bookmarked here at What’s Up PlayStation.
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If you’ve been holding out for the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer expansion fret no longer. Because it’s heading out to PS4 season pass owners next week via a closed beta. It’s been previously mentioned that you would be able to play with friends in many of the active time battle reports that Hajime Tabata holds, where in speaks on improvements on the FFXV early pre-release/release days. With that being said there are still further details that need to be announced but according to the Square Enix press release here’s a list of the changes coming below:
This closed online test is an exclusive preview that allows you to experience select elements of the upcoming multiplayer expansion. Take your custom avatar on multiplayer quests with up to three other players. Noctis and his friends will also be made playable at a later date.
||Requires purchase of Season Pass and a subscription to PlayStation®Plus membership.
||Requires FINAL FANTASY XV and purchase of either MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES or Season Pass. Also requires a subscription to PlayStation®Plus subscription.
||Available August 3 to August 8, 2017 (projected)
||Availability TBD *Details Forthcoming
||Create, control, and save up to eight avatars.
||Develop avatars using experience gained from defeating enemies and completing quests. Updates will allow you to also play as Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis.
||Customize avatars with elements limited to the test version.
||Unlock customization elements with item purchases at outposts and quest rewards. Updates will add even more elements.
||Begin at test version base camp and play through a custom tutorial.
||Experience a city with much more than the test version base camp.*Details Forthcoming
||Choose from katana, club, dagger, and shuriken weapons. Attack patterns vary from those of Noctis.
||Enjoy an expanded arsenal featuring polearm, crossbow, and shield weapons as well, which also feature different attack patterns. Weapons come with preset abilities and experience points, and can be leveled up by meeting certain conditions.*Details Forthcoming
||Invoke the powers of sovereigns for your avatar with this new feature. Equip one of four default royal sigils in the test version.
||Collect and equip royal sigils as you progress. The wide array of enhancements provided by the royal sigils will play a key role in cooperative multiplayer combat.*Details Forthcoming
||Choose from one of three quests, with up to three legs to each quest. All players will be matched online in the test version.
||Explore quests with storylines as well as singleplayer quests. Join up to three other players online with a subscription to PlayStation®Plus or an Xbox Live Gold membership, or fight alongside three AI companions.
||Retrieve one ingredient per person per quest, and have the camp cook prepare a meal afterward.
||Encounter more cooks and enjoy a wider range of meal-based boosts.
||Receive meteorshards as quest rewards. Meteorshards cannot be used in the test version.
||Gather meteorshards during quests to expand the scope of available activities or to unlock new quests.*Details Forthcoming
||Interact with other players using preset chat messages. Also supports voice chat.
||Enjoy these additional features:
- Make Camps for Meetups with Friends
- Expand/Customize Preset Chat Messages
- Receive Quest Report Cards
- Take New Photographs, and more!
What do you think of the MP closed beta implementation? Does this lure you back to the gave if you currently own it? Does this make you want to purchase the game due to a lack of an MP on it’s initial release? What changes would you like to see implemented in the FFXV title now that it has multiplayer content being added? This is a first for a standlone FFXV title to have an MP later added. The closed beta begins August 3rd to August 8th. Check out a few images below and let us know what you think. For more news and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at what’s up PlayStation.
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We’re only a week away from one of the most sought after JRPG’s of this gen and last. What was once known as PS3’s exclusive Final Fantasy 13 Versus by way of Square-Enix. Has now evolved into not only a multi-platform game but also a mainline Final Fantasy title now known as: Final Fantasy XV. But of course you don’t need us here at What’s Up PlayStation to remind you. This upcoming adventure has been all over the media from YouTube, Television and more and even has plans to conquer mobile gaming. In preparation for it’s release Square-Enix has released an extended trailer which details characters, gameplay mechanics and more found in the living breathing world of FINAL FANTASY XV. Check out the trailer and screenshots below:
Square-Enix also followed through on what was said to be a tease from this previous Friday with information regarding a day one patch. The day one patch is named “Crown Update” and will include the following. It’s also mentioned that the list below is defined as “some” of the additions coming with the update, so there might be more.
- Improvements to the camera with new options to better assist and track the action in tight space and to improve visibility during battles
- New event scenes and scenes from KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV™ and the “Omen” trailer have also been added to the game to make the story and timeline of events easier to follow for newcomers
- The addition of an ability tree for the “Wait Mode” function which improves the strategic element of this feature
- Players can obtain the “Beast Whistle” which can be used to call monsters to battle
- A wider variety of recipes and fish with an addition of a gallery for completionist players who enjoy collecting items
- Implementation of social media support, allowing the photos Prompto takes along your journey to be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter
This game has so much that could possibly catch the interest of many. But with that being said what do you think. Does this intrigue you? Will you be purchasing this title. Final Fantasy releases this holiday November 29th on the PS4 and other respective platforms. And is said to support Features like HDR on both the standard PS4 and the PS4 Pro. Also on the PS4 Pro there will support for a Low 4K rendering mode and a High 4K rendering mode. For Final Fantasy XV news and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with here at What’s Up PlayStation.
What’s Up PlayStation Nation,
Square-Enix has been pretty popular today as they’ve persistently dropped information today from their Paris Games Week keynote. So with that being said, after 10 years of development and anticipation hell, Final Fantasy XV has officially gone gold. As it two disc were pictured on twitter below:
It would be safe to assume that we can expect this title to finally grace our consoles this coming holiday (Nov, 29th). Alongside this news it has also been reported that the Season Pass DLC for Final Fantasy XV will include 3 episodes of new content. Which will include multiplayer of up 4 players online. As reported via the Square-Enix press release here are the full details below:
“The main focus of the Season Pass is three original episodes that take place during the events of FINAL FANTASY XV. Each episode allows players to take control of one of Noctis’ comrades in all-new adventures that offer unique play styles tailored to each character. Players can explore previously unseen areas filled with new monsters, and even obtain weapons that can later be used in the main game. Episode Gladiolus is the first new character adventure to arrive, and will be followed by Episode Ignis and Episode Prompto. Each episode will be available for purchase individually.
Following the release of the character episodes, Comrades—an expansion pack for FINAL FANTASY XV—will introduce a brand-new online co-op mode for up to four players which features intense battles allowing players to take full control of Noctis, Gladio, Prompto and Ignis as a group. Comrades will be available for separate purchase, and is also included in the Season Pass.
This additional content and character episodes are managed by Haruyoshi Sawatari (Producer, Business Division 2) and overseen by FINAL FANTASY XV Director Hajime Tabata with development led by core members of the FINAL FANTASY XV team.”
What do you think about this PlayStation Nation? Does this news live up to your expectation? Do you feel this will be worth the wait? Comment below let us know! For more gaming news make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.