Final Fantasy XV Day One Patch Details Revealed; Suggests Game on Disc Is Incomplete

Final Fantasy XV Day One Patch Details Revealed; Suggests Game on Disc Is Incomplete
HIGHLIGHTS
The day one patch of Final Fantasy XV introduces gameplay features
It has a download size of around 7GB
Final Fantasy XV’s official release date is November 29
Final Fantasy XV had an early release date which saw eager gamers finish the game, some of whom have posted its ending on YouTube. Spoilers aside, early players have noted that the game has a day one patch that is already live.

Additions to the game include “new items and cutscenes”, “cutscene adjustments”, and “deeper combat, driving, and other game mechanics”. All of this implies that the game on disc isn’t as complete as Square Enix would like us to believe. After all, when the game’s release date was pushed back, game director Hajime Tabata stated that there would be no patch required to play the game.

(Also see: Final Fantasy XV Has an Early Release Date, Ending Streamed on YouTube)

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“The disc that is going on sale on the 29th of November will contain everything scheduled to be on the day one patch, as well as some extra things on top of that,” he said at the time. “So we will be delivering what we consider to be the ultimate quality version of FFXV to all the players who play without connecting online as well.”
However this does not seem to be the case. According to a press release from publisher Square Enix obtained by SiliconEra, Final Fantasy XV’s day one patch, or Crown Update as the company is calling it, appears to be rather substantial, and crucial to the experience.

Final Fantasy XV day one patch details:
• Camera improvements will make it easier to track action going on in narrow areas.
• The new “Wait Mode” function (makes it so the game automatically waits when you stop command inputs) will get an ability tree for more in-depth strategic elements.
• A “Monster Whistle” that can be used to call out monsters will be added.
• New event scenes from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and “Omen” trailer will be added.
• Recipes and fish varieties, as well as a gallery, will be added for players who enjoy collecting items.
• Social network function will be added, allowing players to upload Prompto’s photographs to Facebook and Twitter.

(Also see: Final Fantasy XV Release Date Delayed. Here’s Why.)

Also there’s the message from director Hajime Tabata addressing the Final Fantasy XV street date break:

“We are nearing the release date of November 29. I’m wishing from the bottom of my heart that everyone will get to enjoy the game with a fresh new feeling. However, we’ve confirmed that some packages of Final Fantasy XV have been released around some parts of the world, with gameplay videos being uploaded to the Internet. This may be inevitable due to regional circumstances, but it’s something we regret very much.”

“It’s our big goal to have everyone enjoy the story of Final Fantasy XV and discover its surprises through the simultaneous global release. There are likely other spoiler videos and such circulating out there that we had not expected, so for those of you looking forward to Final Fantasy XV, we hope that you’ll be careful.”

“We are doing everything we can to prevent the circulation of the spoiler videos. For those of you that received the game earlier, please keep those who’ve waited a long time for the game in consideration. In order to meet the best possible release date with everybody, we ask for your understanding and cooperation.”

Tags: PS4, Xbox One, Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy 15, FFXV, FF15, Final Fantasy XV day one patch, Final Fantasy 15 day one patch, FF15 day one patch, Final Fantasy XV ending, Final Fantasy XV crown update

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Don Bradman Cricket 17 Release Date for PC Announced; May Not Be Available on Disc

Don Bradman Cricket 17 Release Date for PC Announced; May Not Be Available on Disc

Don Bradman Cricket 17 Release Date for PC Announced; May Not Be Available on Disc
HIGHLIGHTS
Don Bradman Cricket 17’s PC release date is January 22
The game will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One on December 22
The PC version is probably digital only
If you thought you could play Don Bradman Cricket 17 on the PC at the same time as it hits the PS4 and Xbox One, think again. Developer Big Ant Studios has confirmed that the PC version of the game has been delayed to January 22.

“We have built completely new batting, bowling and fielding mechanics based on player feedback,” Big Ant Studios CEO, Ross Symons said in a prepared statement. “With Don Bradman 17 releasing right in the heart of the Aussie cricket season, we’re looking forward to players recreating the classic moments of the summer of cricket in their homes.”

(Also see: Don Bradman Cricket 17 Price in India and Release Date Confirmed)

“We were overwhelmed by the success of our first run at Don Bradman Cricket,” Symons added. “To this day players from around the world play it daily, whether they are simulating their favourite test team matchups, or playing games with as little as one over each side. We think they’re going to love the enhanced career mode, refined on-field mechanics, and enhanced visuals and animation. After all, many of the changes came as a direct result of feedback from our most dedicated fans.”

“The first Don Bradman Cricket game did a wonderful job of reflecting the heritage of The Don, and giving cricket fans around the world an authentic and accurate rendition of the sport on their gaming consoles,” Rina Hore from the Bradman Foundation said. “We’re looking forward to seeing how fans respond to this year’s greatly enhanced version.”

(Also see: Don Bradman Cricket Review: If Cricket Is a Religion, This Is Prayer)

Furthermore, it appears that Big Ant could be following the footsteps of bigger publishers like Ubisoft and EA by not having a disc version of the game available at retail for PC. Reason being, a press release from the studio mentions a retail and digital release of the game on the PS4 and Xbox One. All that’s said for PC is that it would be available on Steam a month later.

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PlayStation VR to Launch With Free Demo Disc Containing Eight Games

PlayStation VR to Launch With Free Demo Disc Containing Eight Games

PlayStation VR to Launch With Free Demo Disc Containing Eight Games
HIGHLIGHTS
Each PlayStation VR unit at launch will have a demo disc
The demo disc contains eight games to try
PlayStation VR is out internationally from October 13
Sony has announced that every PlayStation VR (PS VR) unit available at launch will have a demo disc containing eight games. These include:

Driveclub VR
PlayStation VR Worlds
Rigs Mechanized Combat League
Tumble VR
Battlezone
Eve: Valkyrie
Wayward Sky
Headmaster
(Also see: Sony Reveals PlayStation VR Price, Release Date, and Specifications)

Of these, Driveclub VR and Eve: Valkyrie are the most well known. The former has been touted to hit VR since its inception while the latter is a multiplayer dogfighting game set in space and was exclusive to the Oculus Rift. Rigs is from Killzone: Mercenary developer Guerrilla Cambridge and it’s focussed on frantic first-person combat using mechanised suits. Battlezone is an action game that has you commandeering a tank, it’s one Sony has been demoing quite heavily. PlayStation VR Worlds lets users bask in the depth of the ocean – well, at least in the demo, with the full game packing four more additional settings. Tumble is a VR take on the classic block stacking puzzle games of yore, while Headmaster has you as a footballer honing your skills in what seems to be a prison. Finally Wayward Sky has you exploring a crumbling air fortress.

The use of a demo disc to introduce customers to VR is a shrewd idea. When Sony first started out in the console business, it employed the same tactic to get a generation hooked on the original PlayStation. It could very well be the break VR needs, what with adoption reaching a crashing halt as per the latest Steam survey.
(Also see: PlayStation VR First Impressions)

With PS VR set to be available from October 13 internationally, an India date is yet to be fixed. While other regions like Japan, UK, and US have had their pre-orders live for awhile, we wondered if India would be privy to the same any time soon. However this seems unlikely.

“Currently we do not have plans of conducting pre-orders till confirmed date of VR India launch is available,” a spokesperson for Sony India explained to Gadgets 360 over email.

Tags: PlayStation VR, PSVR, PS VR, Morpheus, PSVR Demo Disc, PSVR India, Sony, PS4, Driveclub, Eve Valkyrie, Tumble, Playstation VR Worlds, Battlezone, Rigs Mechanized Combat League, Wayward Sky, Headmaster

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