Final Fantasy XV To Have Fewer Cutscenes Than Previous Games
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.23.2013
More gameplay in its place...
Anyone irritated by the prevalence of cutscenes in the Final Fantasy franchise will love this. Final Fantasy XV to director Tetsuya Nomura told Gematsu that the game will have fewer cutscenes than its predecessors. Nomura said that some cutscenes will be replaced by dynamic gameplay segments.
"Since the beginning of 3D graphics, Final Fantasy has largely used pre-rendered movies, but what's different about this new hardware is that it allows you to direct what has previously been pre-rendered and make it real-time," Nomura said. "For this reason, even in considerably dynamic scenes, the player can still control their character...The scene we saw at E3 where a Leviathan is rioting through a town, and the main character comes in fighting and flying around in a current of water.
He added, "Until now this scene would have been completely pre-rendered into a movie by Visual Works [Square Enix's film producing team]. But now you'll actually be able to play through it in real-time."
The game will release on next-gen platforms in 2014.