Final Fantasy XV’s Crown Update Detailed, 101 Trailer Released, A Message from the Director


Final Fantasy XV is launching on November 29, 2016 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On the launch day, there will be a special update coming, titled as “Crown Update”. New features and fixes were created after the game had gone gold and they include following additions:

  • Improvements to the camera with new options to better assist and track the action in tight spaces and to improve visibility during battles
    The addition of an ability tree for the Wait Mode function improves the strategic element of this featur.
  • Players can obtain the “Beast Whistle” which can be used to call monsters to battle
    New event scenes and scenes from Kingsglaive and the omen trailer have also been added to the game to make the story and timeline of events with universe even easier to follow for newcomers.
  • The upgrade will also add a wider variety or recipes and fish with the addition of a gallery to keep track of culinary discoveries
  • Implementation of social media support, allowing the photos Prompto takes along your journey to be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter.

Square Enix also shared a special message from Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata where he discusses about retailers in South America and other countries leaking the game ahead its release.

The November 29th release date is approaching and I sincerely hope everyone enjoys this game with a fresh state of mind. Unfortunately, there has been an unauthorized distribution of the boxed edition of Final Fantasy XV in select regions and we have noticed that gameplay footage from people playing these copies has appeared online. Though this type of situation is brought on by various region specific circumstances and may not be something that is completely avoidable, we are very regretful of this situation.
One of the major goals of Final Fantasy XV is for everyone to enjoy the story and to discover the surprises together through the simultaneous worldwide release. Due to these recent events, videos with unexpected spoilers could potentially be posted online, so we would like to warn everyone who has been waiting in anticipation for this game.

We will also do everything in our capacity to prevent unauthorised footage from appearing online. We would also like to ask anybody that has obtained an early copy of the game to be respectful to those that are looking forward to the official release and to not spoil the surprises for everyone.

A large and dedicated team have worked extremely hard to make this game and to create a Final Fantasy XV that everyone can enjoy. It would be a huge regret for us if the excitement of the launch was to be spoiled for so many when we are so close to release.

Your understanding and cooperation would be much appreciated so we can celebrate the best possible release together.

Hajime Tabata – Director, FINAL FANTASY XV

And that’s not all! A new 101 trailer was also published and it introduces the basis of the game: gameplay mechanics, characters and more – providing viewers with everything they need to know about the game before their “epic journey of brotherhood, exploration and action begins on the 29th November!”

As well as an overview of the game’s story, the new trailer also offers explanations of Final Fantasy XV’s combat system and its blend of magic spells, summons and real-time battle action, as well as in-depth introductions to Noctis and his three comrades.