Final Fantasy 15 DLC roadmap axed: This is why

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The saga of Final Fantasy XV will cut off abruptly, as Square Enix last night announced they've cancelled three of its four upcoming story DLCs. Square Enix announced all four of them at the same time way back in April, and each DLC was meant to focus on a specific character: Ardyn, Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis.

This resulted in the decision to cancel the production of three out of the four DLCs originally planned and introduced. The development team Luminous has decided that it will now be focusing its efforts on developing an entirely new AAA title. Given the investment already made in the DLC, Square are writing off $33 million as an "extraordinary loss".

Final Fantasy XV game director Hajime Tabata has left Square Enix to start his own business.

"In regards to my next endeavours and near future, I have a project that I truly wish to solidify as my next challenge after Final Fantasy XV", Tabata's statement read.

Square Enix also confirmed during the livestream that the team at Luminous Productions - which has been responsible for supporting Final Fantasy 15 throughout the years - is now working on a new project, and it seems likely that it'll focus its full efforts on whatever that game is once Ardyn's DLC releases in March 2019.

"For that reason, I have chose to leave my current position and start my own business in order to achieve my goal". However, the Ardyn DLC is due to release in March 2019. We'll see a crossover event with Final Fantasy 14 launch next month across Xbox One, PS4, and PC, while Final Fantasy 15: Comrades is still due for its standalone release on Xbox One and PS4 on December 12. There are plans to release a new anime short, and a collaboration with MMO Final Fantasy XIV will arrive on December 12th. The title is set to include 10 more bosses along with a couple of other new nifty things such as weapons and costumes. The PC version of "Final Fantasy XV" will receive an update in the future which will give PC gamers access to the new content that console players receive in the standalone version.

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