The Main Cast of Final Fantasy XV is a Group of Bros on a Road Trip

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Following the brand new trailer for Square Enix’s upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One RPG, Final Fantasy XV, the newly appointed director Hajime Tabata sat down for an interview with 4Gamer where he discussed the characters, story, and so on.

4Gamer naturally posed the question, Just how far into development is Final Fantasy XV? They mentioned how the trailer was very impressive, and that progress is definitely evident.

“We currently feel like it’s around 50-55% percent. The basic systems and parts are more or less implemented, and you won’t have to wait another five or ten years after the release of the demo, so don’t worry … [laughs] If the demo isn’t enjoyed by our fans, we’ll have to shake things up.”

4Gamer asked if it would be appropriate to call Final Fantasy XV an open world RPG, to which Tabata replied:

“If we’re talking about how the world is seamlessly connected, then yes, that’s correct. The story unfolds as you ride around in a car and go on an adventure.”

The representative from 4Gamer also made a personal note of saying the trailer felt somewhat like a “road movie”, i.e. a story where the main character(s) leave home to go on a trip which ends up changing their lives/perspective on life. In the story of Final Fantasy XV, Prince Noctis is on the run with his friends, which Tabata seemingly echoed:

“Precisely, we’re crafting the game to be a road movie, while still being able to experience it as a role playing game. You’ll be able to feel the emotions associated with going on a trip together.”

Next up, a point was made that in both the trailer and the gameplay shown off for the game, it seemed that only male characters were playable and/or in the main group surrounding Noctis. This was followed up by saying that the only females seen thus far have been in cutscenes.

“The main party will have only male characters and companions,” Tabata said. “That hasn’t changed since the original vision of the game, seen in Final Fantasy Versus XIII.”

In case you missed it, a brand new trailer for the game was shown of at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Final Fantasy XV is currently in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In the meantime, why not browse this hashtag (which is also the source of the above image) featuring some hilarious photoshop jobs featuring Noctis and crew gawking at things from within their car?

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  1. Michieie
    September 23, 2014 at 12:43 am

    So much good has come out from FFXV. The trailers, the tech demo, the hashtag…

  2. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    September 23, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I really have high hopes for this game considering the cast of devs responsible for this game.

  3. merri
    September 23, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I think I’m actually excited for this game, which will be the first time in a long while that I’m excited for an FF game. Well, besides some of the older games coming to PC.

    September 23, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Everything shown of this game looks fantastic.

  5. 2501
    September 23, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Please tell me you can order Chocobo burgers with fries?

  6. Phelan
    September 23, 2014 at 6:08 am


    *yes that’s quote from classic

  7. Ørjan Kristoffersen
    Ørjan Kristoffersen
    September 23, 2014 at 6:36 am

    That actually sounds all kinds of awesome. First time that I’ve seen SqEnix change the formulla in a way that I actually *like* since the “classics”.

  8. Keirnoth
    September 23, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Roadtrip: The Game

    I’m ok with this premise as long as they got the gameplay to back it up!

    PS: Should’ve photoshopped in a Five Guys menu.

  9. Akko
    September 23, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Just one more guy and it could have been “5 burgers and fries!” Damn you SE!

  10. 2501
    September 23, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Same, l’m really liking the look of the game too, It reminds me of how VIII looked with it’s contemporary world.

  11. 33
    September 23, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Actually there are five playable characters. Cor is missing from the above image.

  12. Wonderkarp
    September 23, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I can imagine this entire game playing out the episode of Its Always Sunny when the gang tried to go on a roadtrip and couldnt get out of the city. lol

  13. Joseph Guzman
    Joseph Guzman
    September 23, 2014 at 11:18 am

    The car would basically be an airship for this game.

  14. Akko
    September 23, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Aha, damn I missed that. Great! I hope they won’t censor SE now though…

  15. Brit Bong
    Brit Bong
    September 23, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I’m still somewhat on the fence with this one. Not sure what to think about it really.

    I hope they manage to do something good with it and am willing to give it a shot, despite the main characters looking like the kind of people who I’d hate to be trapped in a car with for even an hour long journey, let alone a full road trip.

    Who knows, they may do something truly wonderful here.
    That giant stone turtle crossed with a small mountain in the trailer looked amazing.