Final Fantasy XV, originally known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, is the fifteenth installment in the main Final Fantasy series. It was introduced as another installment of the Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy series alongside the Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Type-0 games, though that connection has been reduced to a thematic base upon which original lore has been built.
The game is currently under development for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is set to have a simultaneous worldwide release on September 30th, 2016. The release date was officially revealed on March 30 2016 in an event known as Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV that took place in Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
The story centers around Noctis Lucis Caelum, Crown Prince and protector of Lucis, the last remaining kingdom in the world with control over crystals. The game's focus is to examine the characters' humanity and distinguish it from the fantasy setting in other titles in the series. It was originally said the game would take around 40 hours to complete, excluding optional content, but in an interview in January 2015 director Hajime Tabata said that due to the ever-increasing content of the game, it seems less and less likely players would be able to clear the game in that time. On late March 2016, during a NicoNico streaming, it was confirmed that the game would take 50 hours to complete the main story.
The game is related to companion projects under the Final Fantasy XV Universe label: the Brotherhood -Final Fantasy XV- anime series, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV movie, and an in-game pinball minigame that can also be played on mobile devices.upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2…
Final Fantasy XV started production shortly before its announcement in May 2006, when it was initially unveiled under the title Final Fantasy Versus XIII (ヴェルサスXIII Verusasu Sātīn?) alongside Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Agito XIII (which was later renamed to Final Fantasy Type-0). The game's long development time and absence from the public eye gave rise to several rumors concerning its possible cancellation or shift to another platform. In June 2013, it was eventually revealed to have been renamed and switched systems from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Final Fantasy XV is being developed by a team within Square Enix's 1st Production Department and directed by Tetsuya Nomura, who also designed the characters and conceived the concept and base story.images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__c…