In an interview with the legendary games magazine Famitsu, the director of Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata, said that the game won't be fully open-world for the whole duration of the game.
Tabata said that the game will feature an open-world setting for the first half of the game and once about 50% of the storyline is achieved, the game will take a more linear approach like older titles of the series.
The magazine had the chance to play the first 4 chapters (chapter 0 to chapter 3) of the game and Tabata said that those chapters are only about 15% of the game that will have 15 full chapters of Final Fantasy awesomeness!
The game is also feature about 40 to 50 hours of gameplay just by playing the open world in the first half of the game and following up the direct storyline during the second half so with all the side-quests that the series as already hooked us with we should expect about 70 to 80 hours of gameplay or even more!
In the same interview, Tabata said that more DLCs can come out at a later stage in addition to the content we already know that will come out for those with a season pass. Some of the concepts that had to be cut during production may have been continued and may very well be introduced as downloadable content into the game.
The bad news is that those future DLCs will not be included in the Season Pass and will have to be bought by every user that want's to play it
Final Fantasy XV will be out on November 30th and we can't wait for November to come fast enough!
As I write this it is December 31st, New Year’s Eve. I thought I would have a little fun talking about one of my favorites…. And actually, now that I think about it, this is my only New Year’s Even gaming memory.