When it comes to Final Fantasy XV, gamers have been anxiously awaiting its release. After all, the video game has been in development for practically a decade, but luckily we’re getting closer to the official release date. Since the launch for Final Fantasy XV is inching closer and closer, new details for the video game title are being unveiled to the masses. The latest reveal comes in form of how the gameplay will be broken up.
Director of the upcoming Final Fantasy installment, Hajime Tabata, spoke with Famitsu, which was translated by Siliconera. During his time speaking with the publication, Hajime revealed that the Final Fantasy XV video game title would be broken up between open world and linear gameplay.
Apparently, the first half of Final Fantasy XV will be open world, but as the game progresses, a more linear pathway was constructed, giving gamers who enjoyed the earlier releases of Final Fantasy some familiarity.
“The entire game structure for Final Fantasy XV consists of both open-world and linear parts,” said Tabata. “The first half keeps going as an open-world, but the story in the second half’s is led by a linear path. That way, you won’t get bored of an open-world as the rest of the game tightens, so we made it in a way that you’ll also get to advance through it as you have in conventional Final Fantasy games. If you play through the first half and only the main route of the second half, I believe the estimated play-time sits at around 40 to 50 hours.”
Additionally, it was stated that the entire gameplay for Final Fantasy XV would take gamers up to fifty hours to complete. While the development team originally sought to release the latest Final Fantasy installment in September, the title was postponed to bring their day one patch straight onto the disc. Gamers can now expect to see Final Fantasy XV release worldwide on November 29, 2016, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.