Square Enix upcoming action role-playing game, Final Fantasy XV features four male characters and one guest character, Tabata explains the reason behind this in the latest interview.
Speaking with Gamespot, game director Hajime Tabata explains “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable for players.
Even the presence of one female in the group will change their behavior, so that they’ll act differently. So to give the most natural feeling, to make them feel sincere and honest, having them all the same gender made sense in that way.
The entire FFXV journey will keep the “boys will be boys” vibe throughout. It was the story we wanted to tell and what we wanted to show players.”
He adds, “The world might be ready to see the curtain lifted on what boys do when girls aren’t around, when they come out of the tent all prim and proper.
That’s kind of the idea behind it… we think, male or female player, that everyone will feel a certain connection and bond with the four characters.”
Tabata goes on to explain his previous statement that the game is about 60% complete and it could quickly jump to 80%. “To clarify on that 60 percent figure, it’s the playable demo that represents the 60 percent, which is what [I] was referring to in February.
The main challenge right now is taking all the lessons we learned from making the demo and turning them into something positive to bring to the full game.
In the demo, we were able to focus on one of those pillars and really bring that across to players–you’ll be able to see it. But there still remain two pillars that players may not fully appreciate from the demo.
As we head towards release of the full game, promotion wise, how we can show this to users what’s coming up, and conveying that to our fans, is one of the challenges,” he concluded.
Final Fantasy XV will release sometime in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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