After all the trials and tribulations regarding the release of Final Fantasy 15, we’re still pumped up for the game in the hope that it can finally give us an experience similar to that of the wonderful Final Fantasy 7-10 games.
In our opinion, we haven’t hit those heights with recent Final Fantasy games, but we do bring some very pleasing news in this regard for you this week.
When thinking about how successful Final Fantasy 7 and 8 were, most of this could be attributed to the fact that they both featured unbelievable open worlds, giving the player complete freedom to go wherever they wanted.
Final Fantasy 13 took a step backwards with a linear approach, but we’re pleased to see recent quotes from director Hajime Tabata talking about how open-world Final Fantasy 15 will be.
In an interview with Gamespot, the director confirmed once again that the team were aiming for a large-scale world which players will be in control of and won’t feel attached to a strict path when playing.
We have seen glimpses of this open-world in screenshots and gameplay, but it’s great to see some new details on it from Square-Enix. The key quote to pick out from the interview is as follows:
“The world is connected by continuous land. If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or take a train and travel through this world seamlessly.”
That sounds amazing to us, especially the part where he confirms that train rides will be possible in Final Fantasy 15.
What we want to see next though is a confirmation that players will be able to take control of airships – then it is starting to look really special.
What are your thoughts on the new comments from Square-Enix? We know that some are still very disappointed with the timeframe of this game, but from what we have seen from recent reveals – it’s still going to be well worth the wait.
How does an open world paradise with cars and trains in Final Fantasy XV sound to you?