It’s been over two months since Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae was released alongside Type-0 HD. Since then, many players have submitted feedback to the game’s development team to help improve the final game. Today, Square Enix announced the release date of an update to the demo that will incorporate some of this feedback, as well as some interesting information on how the departure of the game’s original director affected its story.
On Tuesday, June 9, players of Episode Duscae will be greeted with an update that Square Enix says will improve the game in several areas. While not all of the fan feedback is being reflected in the update, key points of the patch include new monsters to battle, improved battle balancing, new attacks, the implementation of a dodge roll feature, and a better camera.
On the topic of the game’s story, the development team has gone into some detail in regards to how the game’s plot was altered after the change from Final Fantasy Versus XIII to Final Fantasy XV. While original director Tetsuya Nomura’s character designs and basic concept of the game’s world are being retained, story elements such as the Romeo and Juliet-esque relationship between Noctis and Stella Nox Fleuret have been scrapped, as well as the dinner party scene depicting Niflheim’s invasion that was shown in trailers for Final Fantasy Versus XIII. One major confirmation is that the Stella character has been replaced with a new character known as Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, or Luna for short.
Final Fantasy XV will be released at some point between the zombie apocalypse and the end of time for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. An E3 2015 showing of the game is not planned, but Square Enix states that the game will make its return to the spotlight during Gamescom this August.
Source: 6/4/15 Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report (via YouTube)