There have been a few offhand comments about DLC for Final Fantasy XV while the games promotion has been ramping up.
Square Enix finally decided to officially talk about DLC for the game, by trying not to talk about DLC for the game. A season pass for Final Fantasy XV now exists, though the price hasn’t been announced yet. Currently, you can only get the season pass if you preordered the game on the PlayStation Store. The season pass is already included If you preordered the digital premium edition. If you preordered the normal edition you have the option to upgrade your order to include the season pass.
The only information we have on the season pass comes from the store page for the upgrade where it says, “The Season Pass allows you to download additional content. This Upgrade is a special deal for customers who have already preordered the Final Fantasy XV digital edition.”
So it tells us nothing. When asked to comment on this Square Enix said they have no additional information to share beyond what’s listed on the PlayStation Store.
It’s not hard to see that this is ridiculous. Whether you’re a fan of season passes or not, there is at least some merit in the idea. Usually, however, companies have the grace to tell you at least some of the content your money is going to get you. Now maybe Square Enix got caught off guard. Maybe they’re going to talk about the season pass soon and give us details on what it includes. Maybe Sony jumped the gun and the upgrade shouldn’t be available yet.
For now, though, we can’t know what’s happened. However, the pressure is on Square Enix to give us information since we now know it exists. To try and sell a season pass with absolutely no information is insane. Are purchasers getting one DLC pack or five? Are they getting new bosses and areas or are they just getting costumes?
Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata said at E3 recently that plans for the games downloadable content were “pretty much finalised”. If this is true why have Square Enix not told us about them? Especially after they’ve been contacted for more information.
Now I don’t think anyone will buy this until the content is detailed, but that’s not the point. The point is how can Square Enix think this was the right way to handle announcing the season pass?