During the latest Active Time Event broadcast, Final Fantasy XV Game Director Hajime Tabata mentioned something rather surprising: those that expected a big reveal of the game at E3 will have to reconsider those expectations.
By releasing Episode Duscae the development team thinks it reached a major milestone, they consider it a prologue to the final release. Moving forward, instead of an extension of how they’ve been reveal information up to this point, they would like to begin releasing pertinent information about the actual game to all regions where it will be released.
So they’re now preparing to truly start promoting the main game. E3 does not give them enough time to fully prepare for this kind of reveal, so the marketing team has pinpointed Gamescom instead of E3 as the target for the next major reveal.
Final Fantasy XV will not completely skip E3, as there will be a short trailer, but it will just serve to introduce the real show at Gamescom and to spark excitement for what will come then.
That said, the promotion for the real Final Fantasy XV will officially begin at Gamescom, followed by PAX and Tokyo Game Show. This group of events will serve as a platforms for the “reboot and restart” of the promotion of the final game moving towards its release.
On top of this, Tabata-san announced that we can look forward to something before E3, after the release of Episode Duscae 2.0, but that will be another Active Time Report showcasing the full results of the survey showcased today.