If there’s one thing Final Fantasy XV fans should be used to by now, it’s waiting, and the game’s VR experience is going to keep them doing just that.
A PlayStation VR (PSVR) tie-in experience for the recently released JRPG was one of a handful of surprises Sony revealed for its headset at last year’s E3. Since its reveal, however, we haven’t heard much about it and we wondered if the project might have been cancelled. Worry not; it’s still in development, as game director Hajime Tabata recently confirmed in an interview with Japanese publication Famitsu, translated by Gematsu.
“Development is progressing,” Tabata said, “but we haven’t progressed to the point where we can say specifically when it will be released.”
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It’s not much to go on, but it does at least confirm the VR content is still in the works after so long in the shadows. Final Fantasy XV itself launched last November without so much as a mention of the VR support. The PSVR mode is not the full game in VR, rather a first-person shooter mode in which you play as Prompto, one of the main game’s supporting characters that sports a love of guns. You use a PlayStation Move controller to aim one of those weapons, taking down massive beasts alongside other characters from the main game. It looks a little like your standard VR shooter, dressed up in the world of Final Fantasy.
You can expect the content to arrive as DLC to the main game. Publisher Square Enix hasn’t confirmed if this content will be free or available at a price at this point in time.
Tabata also expressed interest in releasing the game on PC which could mean the tie-in experience gets Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support too. That’s a long way off, though; for now we’re just hoping the PSVR version hits sooner rather than later.