Today Final Fantasy XV Programmer Kitade-san posted on the official forums, providing an in-depth explanation about the current development situation of the game.
Kitade-san mentioned that the game can now be played from the beginning to the ending, and the staff can get an overall view of the title. From there, each element can be polished, gameplay can be adjusted, and various high-level features can be added.
Even if there are still missing things, Kitade-san continues, it’s very important to be able to get the full picture in order to finish the game. As a programmer, he can now focus on optimization, and the staff can work in the best conditions to maximize the appeal of the title.
Secondly, the first half of the game is basically completed, giving the staff a good idea on what the final product will look like. Now they know how much more effort is necessary to achieve the desired level of quality. By having the game tested, they can also verify the pace. Lastly, programmers can now work into fusing technology and feel together.
Personally, I can’t wait to see what the development team has in store for us. Just a couple of years ago, even the idea of playing a demo on our own consoles seemed impossible, and now we’re almost in sight of the finish line. That’s definitely a refreshing thought.