Attendees of PAX East got the early scoop on what the next stage of Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will have to offer. In a word: customization.
Square Enix is banking on the game’s continued popularity centering on user-created content, which is guiding their next set of additions to the title. The ability to support mods will be forthcoming, but the release timeline for it will be announced at a later date.
For starters, the Windows Edition will include an Avatar Creator, allowing players to customize the character of Noctis. A “User Treasure” function will also be in play, allowing players to hide items for other players to find. The longer a treasure goes undiscovered, the more valuable it will become.
Now, on to the good stuff. While we will have to wait a while for mod capabilities, the Windows Edition will include a level editor. The interface allows users to create and customize landscapes, place enemies and items, and create simple quests. The panel demonstrated golfing and Chocobo racing minigames created using the level editor.
These updates are expected to be launched before the end of the year.
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