Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition’s director answers 5 questions about today’s feature-packed PS4 release

From exploring Insomnia City Ruins to first person strikes, here’s what to look for in today’s new version of the JRPG

Starting today, Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition expands further on the acclaimed RPG and its story with new features, new gear and a new dungeon – Insomnia City Ruins. I was lucky enough to reach out to Director Tabata and ask away the many bubbling thoughts in my head.

In case you aren’t aware of what’s included, check out this trailer –

If you didn’t have any time to play or the opportunity to pick up Final Fantasy XV since 2016, there’s never been a better time to jump in as the Royal Edition comes packed with the main game and over 20 DLC pieces of content.

If you’re like me and have been playing Final Fantasy XV since the main game and following with every season pass episode release, you can quickly upgrade to the Royal Edition here.

It was a pleasure to interview the director himself on what’s new in the Royal Edition. Check out my our interview below.

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition

1. Why did you make the Royal Edition?

We created this as an important way to highlight all the development team’s initial post-launch activities up to now that have been recorded. So I would like newcomers to the game to enjoy this advanced version of FFXV. And for fans who’ve already played the game, we’ll be upgrading the game to have the same content as the Royal Edition. It’s a culmination of everything we’ve done up to now, so please experience it for yourselves.

2. Where did the name Royal Edition come from?

First, we wanted to avoid naming it the Complete Edition, because we still have plans of continuing services in the future. We came up with the word Royal in association with the Lucis royal line, and also felt it best suited this most complete edition of FFXV available at this time. We previously had a patch named the “Crown Update,” which was also named in association with the Lucian royal family.

3. What can fans look forward to in Insomnia City Ruins?

I received plenty of requests from fans who’ve played the game and watched the movie “Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV,” saying they’d like to be able to walk around Insomnia. So I’m sure there will be some very rewarding discoveries if they explore the extra map.

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition

4. Where did the idea of warp striking in first-person mode come from?

First, we came up with the idea of making FFXV playable in first-person mode. Naturally, it was then decided without much doubt that warp strikes would also be done in first-person mode. Likewise, nobody raised any doubts about riding the Chocobo in first-person either. So as a result, making these adjustments was super-difficult, but nobody ever said “let’s quit!” (laughs)

5. With first-person mode and an all-new dungeon, there’s quite a lot of stuff in here! Is there anything else you wish could have made its way into the Royal Edition?

I would say underwater exploration. However, since there’d be difficulties spec-wise, and with limited locations where players could play this, we prioritized the other elements.

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition

6. With the Royal Edition, you can also now control the Royal Vessel. I’m looking forward to fishing aboard the vessel with this new feature. Any new fish recipes you’re particularly fond of?

I asked the food team and they said they have sushi made from various parts of the tuna — and they’re all recommended.

Ignis’ new recipes are always a treasure! I There are so many new things being added to the Royal Edition. Check it out today and find yourself immersed in the world of Eos now fully loaded with these new features!

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I got final Fantasy 15 when first come out do I have buy it again to get Royal Edition or is there upgrade on store.

Will this be on sale eventually?

I’d hope so, I’m certainly not paying that price for the update, after buying the game at launch and the season pass too. As there’s another years worth of content planned it would be a good idea to wait and get whatever new version / update they push out next year which includes it all.


I will wait for the complete complete edition with the next upcoming 4 pieces of DLC

ihadalifeb4this 06 March, 2018 @ 22:45


I have nothing against FF15, but this is one more thing that’s starting to get on my last nerve as consumer. Deluxe, Premium, Gold, Ultimate, Limited, Special, Game Of The Year, or what ever the f*** they decide to call it edition.

I wish we live in world where edition were named more honestly. We would need just two then. No Hiden Expenses Edition (NHEE) and everything else can be You Have More Money Than You Need Edition (YHMMTYNE).

Yours truly, Complete Rant Edition.


annoys me too, we have gone from expansion packs to microtransactions,multiplayer passes, then dlc on its own then buying season passes to cover dlc, but now season passes don’t cover all dlc, and you also get year 1 season pass, year 2 etc, and thats without even mentioning lootboxes

I have day 1 edition so going to wait for season pass sale. Especially since all DLC has not been released.

Wonder if there will be a complete edition once all the dlc has been released

MiseryPrincess 08 March, 2018 @ 01:01

Stop beating this KOed chocobo already!

With all these changes, did they improve the combat controls? I hate the controls so much, locking on is such a hassle, and you can’t even trust your warp strike is going to aim at the right enemy! Totally kills my enjoyment of the game despite loving the rest of it :(

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