The upcoming Final Fantasy XV demo apparently contains between three and four hours worth of content.
That's according to a NicoNico livestream with Square Enix (via Siliconera), in which it was also revealed we'll be able to drive around dungeons.
The demo will apparently take place in the Duscae region of Final Fantasy XV, and will feature lots of systems that are still being developed for the game. While we shouldn't expect any boss fights, Square promises something even more impressive will be included that promises to have a big impact on franchise fans.
In terms of the driving, you can take the wheel yourself or let Ignis handle it with an auto-drive feature. Random talk events are set to take place between Noctis and the others as well. Of course, all of this can be skipped if you opt to walk rather than drive, and doing so will increase the amount of time it'll take you to complete the demo. Finally, there's suggestions you'll be able to ride Chocobos, but this isn't confirmed.
The demo will be included in launch copies of Final Fantasy Type-0 when it launches in early 2015. In other news out of last week's Tokyo Game Show, an impressive new trailer for the game was revealed alongside news director Tetsuya Nomura left the project in order to focus on Kingdom Hearts III.
Final Fantasy XV is 55% complete according to the new Director, 2016 Estimated release date.
Final Fantasy XV is about halfway finished development, Director Hajime Tabata told IGN.
“In terms of percentage. in terms of how much development has been completed,” Tabata said, the game is at about 55%.”
He explained, “Counting from the original announcement of this title as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, we understand that it has been about eight years. We know that full and well…. If there are people who are concerned it will take another eight years, we want to reassure you that it will not take that long”
Tabata emphasizes that his team changed the target platform from Xbox 360/PS3 to Xbox One/PS4 a couple years back. “With that, there was a lot of adjustment,” he explained. “It took us about two years to get to the point where we could show a demo.”
The core of FFXV hasn’t changed in that time, Tabata explained. “In terms of the story and background establishing elements to the story, those have not changed,” he said. That said, since the platform change two years ago, Tabata and former Director Tetsuya Nomura have made minor changes over time, “so it’s not exactly the same.”
Even after eight years, Square Enix isn’t talking about a release date for FFXV, but after two years of developing a new version of Final Fantasy XV, a 2016 estimate isn’t completely unreasonable.