Despite costing $270/£190, Square Enix has confirmed the season pass for Final Fantasy XV will not be included with the game’s super swank Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
The news was confirmed by Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata and Art Director Tomohiro Hasegawa during a fan Q&A at Gamescom.
Will the Ultimate collectors edition contain the season pass?
– sadly no & we looked into making more UCE but we were told we still can’t.
— Final Fantasy XV (@FFXVEN) 18 August 2016
Those who’ve shelled out for the game’s priciest version will receive a copy of the game, CGI movie Kingsglaive and anime series Brotherhood on Blu-ray, as well as a soundtrack, exclusive steelbooks,192 page artbook, Noctis Play Arts Kai, and bonus in-game items.
The Ultimate Collector’s Edition was announced earlier this year and was quickly snapped up by fans eager to get their hands on the long-awaited title. After selling out Square Enix, offered an additional 10,000 units — which have now also sold out.
Despite its popularity, it appears the publisher can’t make any more Collector’s Editions available to fans who’ve missed out. But expect them to show up on eBay for silly money when the game launches.
The omission of the Season Pass means that those who’ve opted for the Ultimate Collector’s Edition will have to part ways with even more cash to get the full experience. Meanwhile, those who’ve purchased the Digital Premium Edition for £70/$85 will get the Season Pass included. The Pass is not included in the Physical Deluxe Edition, which is priced at £70/$90.
Final Fantasy XV was due to be released on September 30th on Xbox One and PS4, but has been delayed by two months to November 29th so the team can add an extra layer of polish and iron out any last-minute kinks.