Final Fantasy XV receives a game changing demo patch next week!

FFXV demo patch is set to release June 9th & folks, it looks phenomenal

In the most recent Active Time Report that aired on June 4th 2015, Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata and Marketing Manager Aiko Ofuji released big news on the upcoming changes to FFXV. In the video, they both discuss the Episode Duscae 2.0 patch that is set to be released on June 9th, 2014. 

This isn't your average patch, guys. They didn't make some minor tweaks and call it a day. The patch will revamp and revitalize the existing demo and essentially transform it into a completely different experience. Take a second and skip to 57:50 in the video below to see the trailer for the Episode Duscae 2.0 patch.

At first glance, the trailer has noticeable enhanced graphics. This is explained further in 48:08 of the video during the inside look of the Luminiosity 1.5 engine. The artists and graphic designers go in depth and explain the graphic choices made to enhance the game. FFXV has been said to be a fantasy based on a reality, so the graphics show realistic elements within this fantasy world. Watching the trailer really made me feel as if I was watching a Western RPG being designed, the design choices are very unique for Square Enix. 

Looking a bit more into the trailer, you can now fight the Catoblepas! They are the giant dinosaur-esque creatures that lounge by the water. They were unable to participate in battle in the orginal demo, but that's about to change. Battling these massive beasts are a challenge I'm definitely ready to take on. 

The trailer further previews more action moves that will be available during battle. The interactions within your party seem to be increased as well. Now that's what I'm talking about! I would love some more one on one bro time. The dynamic of this group is too special not to explore.

And wait, what's that? Did I just see the party get split up into pairs? That will be an interesting venture, that's for sure. There are so many small hints in this trailer, I guess we'll find out which ones are accurate when the patch gets released.

This trailer looks jampacked with changes! The dev team has been working on this patch since March, and it looks like the wait will be worth it. June 9th can't come soon enough! My body is ready, is yours?

Published Jun. 5th 2015
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  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    For curiosity sake what previous installments have you played? Also which were your favorite? I ask because you said the approach is very unique for SE, so I was curious which games you've experienced prior.

    I've played all of the nummbered games to an extent, to include both MMOs. I've also dabled in both Tactics games and both Theatrhythms and Dissidea. I've not played any of the sidestory games, but I have played X-2 and both of 13's sequels. My all-time favorite was 8. It was the first FF game I played, and it left such a huge impression on me.
  • Manisha Hossain
    Well a quick background for me is that I wasn't brought up as a gamer my entire life. I used to love games as a kid, but as I got older life kinda changed for me. I recently ventured gaming a few years ago and its become my new found passion. So it's safe to say I'm pretty under-leveled as a gamer. But I'm working on changing that.

    That being said, when I was much younger I dabbled in 7 and I am currently playing FFX. The issue with being MIA in the games industry for 15 years definitely puts me at the disadvantage of catching up on games haha. Looking back, I really wish I could play all of the previous installments. But from what I've seen my friends play and what I've researched online about SE, FFXV is creating a form of juxtaposition of a modern world with fantasy elements which I haven't seen done previously. I feel like it has more of a western vibe to it, which I think is a pretty cool change.
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    actually, 8 was very modernesque outside of the whole flying Gardens if 8 was done in 15's graphics they'd be really similar as far as time/scenery feel. I recommend definately going through and doing a playthrough of all the singleplayer number games. Actually if you're interested and have freetime on the weekends we could make a let's play out of the steam released games, but that means we have to skip a few of the games. :(
  • Manisha Hossain
    ooh I see what you're saying there, but for some reason FFXV just seems to have a modern appeal in terms of setting and such. But that's also just my opinion haha. That sounds pretty rad actually! I would be down, even though steam doesn't have all of them:/ sigh, i feel like no matter how much time I have, it's never enough to experience all of these great games I missed out on

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