FFXV Development Speeds Up Now That The Demo Is Done?
All right, as usual, someone needs to explain to me what the hell Square Enix is talking about.
So, back in September, they tell us Final Fantasy XV is about 55 percent complete. Now, they say the game is only 60 percent complete, and they recently said they were still toying with the idea of adding airships.
All of that made it sound as if the game was still a ways off, despite its projected late-2015 launch date. However, in a recent IGN interview, director Hajime Tabata said "the end is in sight" now that the demo is out of the way. Tabata understands that 5 percent more (55-60 between September and now) doesn't seem like much, "but it's actually a lot more complicated than that."
This is because he expects the team to move "much faster" now that they've finished development on the demo. Plus, he says that 60 percent estimate is conservative. Apparently, though, it took quite some time to build that demo, which is why it put a crimp in the overall development plans. Said Tabata:
"Because of the way development works, now we've seen a solid milestone, and using that it means the end is in sight in some ways. evelopment there may be times where we move on with massive leaps and bounds, so the overall number shoots up by 10 percent at a time. I think we're looking at a much faster development in the near future."
I'm sorry, but I can't follow this. Have you ever heard development explained this way before? Do these guys have any idea what they're doing?
2/26/2015 11:45:17 AM Ben Dutka