In the Final Fantasy XV trailer at Tokyo Game Show, we saw the main group of characters driving a car, which many of the fans expected would be drivable in the demo.
However, it will not be in the demo, as director Hajime Tabata confirms in an interview that the plan to making the car drivable was certainly on the cards, but then the team decided against it.
Originally we were planning on making the car be available to drive throughout the world and throughout the demo. But we didn’t want people to mistake it and think ‘When did Final Fantasy become a driving game’.
He moves on to say that the focus of Final Fantasy XV demo from now on will be on the characters and the seamless exploration, and he assured, that the players will get a taste of it during the upcoming demo called Episode Duscae.
You’ll be able to experience the starting point of what an open-world Final Fantasy would potentially feel like. You’ll really be able to experience that seamless Final Fantasy world within the demo itself, but then if you play it, you’ll still really get a sense that it’s a Final Fantasy game. You’ll get that balance within the demo.
Finally, he promised the fans that they will experience the evolution of the series in Final Fantasy XV demo, but bringing some huge changes to the gameplay at this point is not a priority.
Final Fantasy XV demo code will be available for those who will purchase the Day One edition of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, which is scheduled to launch on March 17.