When Square Enix announced the release date of Final Fantasy XV‘s DLCs Episode Gladio and the release window for Episode Prompto, many were surprised by the fact that Episode Ignis was left for last.
Director Hajime Tabata told DualShockers the reason for the order of the episodes dedicated to the three “bros” during a recent conversation at Square Enix’s headquarters in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Turns out that Episode Gladio has always been planned as the first DLC, as the team intends to deliver enhanced action battle gameplay for it.
Onthe other hand, they have been debating internally on which one among Prompto and Ignis should come second. Ultimately, they opted to have Ignis as the protagonist of the last of the bro-focused DLCs, because what happens in his episode has a large impact on the story of Final Fantasy XV, and they want to have the time to create a really solid experience, pretty much keeping the best for last.
If you want to read more, Tabata-san also revealed that the game, which broke even from day one of its release, is currently being used as a development environment to test visual fidelity. On top of that, 70% of its staff are still at work on free and paid additional content.
Speaking of DLC, Square Enix recently showcased a teaser trailer of Episode Gladiolus and Episode Prompto, and If you want to see something quite intriguing, you can also check out an early prototype of the regalia modified to drive off-road.