The troubled development of Final Fantasy XV continues, even two years after launch. Square Enix’s RPG began its development cycle as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, but after several years in development and a change of graphics engines, Hajime Tabata took over development and it was reborn as Final Fantasy XV. One controversial delay later, it would finally hit store shelves, but now Square Enix has more bad news for fans.

Having invested so much time and so many resources into Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix was planning to keep fans engaged and spending with four more DLC packs. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. During a recent livestream, Square Enix announced that Tabata has stepped own as the game’s director. In fact, he’s leaving Square Enix altogether. Tabata officially resigned from Luminous Productions and Square Enix on October 31st. It’s unclear where he plans to go now.

Naturally, this is a big blow for the development of DLC, and the departure of Tabata has forced Square Enix to make some drastic changes to their plans. Of the four announced DLC packs, Ardyn, Aranea, Luna, and Noctis, three have been canceled. Ardyn is planned to launch next March, but the other three have been scrapped entirely.

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