Square Enix announced the news in a livestream on Thursday, November 8, noting that while Episode Ardyn will still release in March 2019, the Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis content episodes are now out of the picture.More news: Runaway train set to derail miner's sales
The news on the DLC front is surprising: three of the four announced DLC packs scheduled for release in 2019 have been canceled. The revelation came during a livestreamed Final Fantasy presentation, which outlined the company's plans for XV's forthcoming DLC packs and the newly standalone nature of XV's multiplayer mode.
Ofuji stated that the reason for the cancellation was due to Square Enix deciding to focus its efforts in the production of a new "AAA" title, with development headed by its new subsidiary studio Luminous Productions. 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. "The main goal of establishing Luminous Productions was to create a studio that can deliver a completely new AAA title to the global market". It wasn't all bad news, however, as the multiplayer expansion Comrades will be getting a standalone release next month and a crossover quest with Final Fantasy XIV will be added into the game in December as well. The standalone version is playable without the main game, and will have new bosses, costumes, and weapons.More news: Minister warns of action against Sarkar
You can watch the announcement below.
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