Final Fantasy XV Director Wants to Tell Stories Starring the Game's Heroine

Final Fantasy XV Director Wants to Tell Stories Starring the Game's Heroine

Episode Ignis won't be the end of FFXV's stories.

Final Fantasy has always been a series where women share in the spotlight, but Final Fantasy XV bucked that trend when it headlined with a four man boy band of a party. Now that FFXV is out however, it seems that director Hajime Tabata wants to help expand the story so that the game's women characters get a chance to be in the limelight.

When Polygon's Allegra Frank told the director at Gamescom that she'd like to see characters like Luna starring in future DLC he responded, "That's something I can agree with very well. I've also got incredible motivation to do that."

Episode Cindy?

Lunafreya Nox Fleuret for those of you who don't know, is the main heroine of FFXV and a main character in the animated film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. Despite having a prominent role in the film, she serves mostly to further the game's narrative.

"I really do have that desire to depict Luna as an even stronger female personality. Obviously the first mission is to get 'Episode Ignis' out," continued Tabata. "Then when we decide what we do with [FFXV] after, is to decide that together with the fans and community and opinions[.]"

Polygon previously reported that FFXV probably won't have any full-fledged sequels (like Final Fantasy XIII's trilogy) and instead will focus on shorter, episodic DLC like the upcoming Episode Ignis. With that model in mind, it's not a stretch to imagine short spin-offs centering around the FFXV world, including a Freya episode. The DLC coming out for the game already feature a rotating list of recurring characters like Cindy in the upcoming "Assassin's Festival" DLC, which is a collaboration between Square Enix and Ubisoft.

Judging from Tabata's words here, the future of FFXV won't end after Episode Ignis, but it'll be up to the fans to help determine which stories to explore in game's universe.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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