A couple developers for Final Fantasy XV took the time to answer some questions on their official forums about a couple of different things about the game itself.
The first was a little bit of information on the grand city of Altissia. Final Fantasy XV Planner Ishikawa Tomonori said..
“I can tell everyone a little about Altissia at this time.
Altissia has many and varied locations, such as multiple cafes, ship-bourne market places and parks etc. The city is of a considerable scale, to the extent that even the developers sometimes get lost there!
The player is free to take a leisurely walk around the complex maze of streets, or ride the gondola to see the sights and there is also added enjoyment to be had looking for restaurants to visit!
You are bound to encounter some unique characters when exploring the city streets.
So we have created lots of different things to enjoy in Altissia and hope everyone is looking forward to visiting!”
The most interesting part was the news that Final Fantasy XV will feature 2 different battle modes. The first being targeting action-oriented players, while the other will focus on a more relaxed style of combat. Final Fantasy XV Lead Game Designer Takizawa Masashi said this…
“The equivalent to difficulty level settings in FFXV is a system where you can switch between different battle modes. By having this ability to switch modes, we want to make it so that both players who like action oriented, technical gameplay and also those who want to fight at a slower, more relaxed pace can all enjoy the combat in their own style. This switching system is a key part of the gameplay that we decided to introduce based on the feedback we received from the Episode Duscae demo. We will go into more detail about the system closer to the game’s launch so stay tuned for more information.”
Final Fantasy XV is currently in development for Xbox One and Playstation 4.