At long last, we finally get just a glimpse of some trickling details for what multiplayer will be in Final Fantasy XV. Director Hajime Tabata had an interview with Polygon, and during that interview we gleaned a bit of information as to what we can look forward to when multiplayer finally comes to the latest Final Fantasy title.
While the interview didn’t focus completely on the multiplayer aspect of FFXV, we did get this little gem of information from Tabata himself.
“There are a lot of things I can’t really say about the multiplayer future just yet,” Tabata says, “but it will tie into the game — the main game — at some point in the story. And for the multiplayer feature, we are less focused on playing as the four main characters but rather as an avatar that the user creates themselves. So rather than having you and your friends play as these four guys and experience their journey again together, it’s more about the journey that you and your friends have together with each other in this world.”
Speculation for the FFXV multiplayer mode has been that it will take place during the time jump within the main story. It seems that this little reveal may support that idea. Most interestingly though, was the mention that players would be playing as their own user-created avatars. It’ll be intersting to see how this is implemented, and what it will do for the game story-wise. The ability to drop in and out with your friends is also a speculation based on this information. Of course the most fun part about playing a game cooperatively with friends, is experiencing the game with each other. It looks as if Tabata recognizes that and will adjust the multiplayer scene accordingly.
This also gives players more of a chance for exploration because there was mention that the multiplayer DLC would include “new locations to explore.” The definite draw-in though is replacing the AI-controlled party members with your own friends and the fun combat that Final Fantasy XV has to offer.
Will you be creating new avatars and playing FFXV with your friends once the DLC drops? Let us know in the comments below!
You can check out the full Polygon interview with Director Hajime Tabata HERE.