Final Fantasy XV - Level Editor & Character Creator coming in 2018, New DLC Episodes set for 2019

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Four new Final Fantasy XV DLC episodes set for 2019, new Crossover Event Announced

The roadmap for Final Fantasy XV was expanded upon this week at PAX East 2018, with Square Enix revealing a list of content updates to come throughout the year and into 2019, which include four new episode DLCs for the single player campaign and a new crossover event.

The four new episodes that are scheduled for release will focus on Ardyn, Lunafreya, and Noctis; with a shorter side story episode set to focus on Aranea Highwind. The underlying concept for each episode is realizing “a future everyone longed for.”

Check out the overview below:

  • Episode I: Ardyn “The Conflict of the Sage” (Working Title) (Winter 2018) – This story portrays the struggles of Ardyn. Witness the resentment he harbored towards Lucis for over 2,000 years, and his clashes with the Astrals.
  • Episode Side Story: Aranea “The Beginning of the End” (Working Title) (Spring 2019) – A side-story about the Starscourge depicted from the Niflheim’s perspective. The final day of the Empire turns out to be Aranea’s worst day.
  • Episode II: Lunafreya “The Choice of Freedom” (Working Title) (Spring 2019) – This story’s about Luna’s fate, which not even death can free her from. Her battle to save the one she loves overturns the destiny dealt to the Lucian King.
  • Episode III: Noctis “The Final Strike” (Working Title) (Spring 2019) – Parting ways with the Astrals, Noctis embarks upon his final battle in order to attain the ideal future for all his people.

Across these new episodes, the theme of an “alternate grand finale” to the storyline is to be explored, which director Hajime Tabata had hinted at back in February, after asking fans what kind of alternate ending they’d like to see for Final Fantasy XV.

Final Fantasy XV 2019 DLC

Announced at the end of the panel was a new collaboration event between Final Fantasy XV and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. A single image teased the event, but no further information was given beyond it.

Square Enix has promised via Twitter that further information regarding the updates will come at a later time.

Final Fantasy XV’s level editor, mod support and more for PC releasing 2018

Square Enix is bringing the Ebony level editor, mod support, character creator and more to Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition this year, the company has announced during a PAX East 2018 panel earlier this week.

Beginning Fall of this year, players using the level “Ebony” editor will be able to produce all-new content from their very hands, including the creation of custom-made areas, simple quest designs and initiating events and/or actions when players interact with certain objects. Examples of such creations, as shown during the panel, include custom Chocobo races and a golf mini-game.

Final Fantasy XV Level Editor

Once previously only available to the game’s multiplayer expansion, the character creator will now be available for use in the main story of the game on PC, changing up the appearance of Noctis. In addition, the Windows Edition will also receive mod support, allowing players and fans to upload their weapon and outfit creations to Steam Workshop.

Square Enix has also announced that PC players will be to place “User Treasure” all across the game’s world, hiding bonus items for other players to find and collect. The longer it takes for players to find the item, the better it will become. All three features are slated to release this Spring.

Final Fantasy XV Character Creator and Mod Tools

And finally, the game’s Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades will be coming to the Windows Edition as a standalone version this Summer, where the game will receive an update in the summer, followed by a second update in the winter. The updates will add new content such as raids and boss battles.

Final Fantasy XV Comrades

Final Fantasy XV is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.