PAX Prime 2015: Final Fantasy 15 confirmed for 2016 release

Square Enix held a panel for Final Fantasy XV during PAX Prime 2015 yesterday and among the reveals were that the game would indeed hit in 2016, with a special March event set to be host to the game's official release date.

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Square Enix brought some news about Final Fantasy XV along to PAX Prime 2015 yesterday. Square held a panel to show off some of the game's features, as well as an indicator of the development team's progress to this point. It was also revealed that Final Fantasy XV would indeed arrive in 2016, with a specific release date set to be announced in March of next year.

In addition to announcing this March special event, the development team offered some new looks at Final Fantasy XV and its gameplay. New concept art for new environments like the town of Altissia and summons like Leviathan were shown off, as were some of the new camera mechanics. Some of the early combat scenes and AI behaviors were shown off, as well. And of course, it wouldn't be a Final Fantasy XV presentation without some talk about driving, as the development team took some time behind the wheel to show off the various perspectives and mechanics surrounding the main characters' car. Among the factoids thrown in? The car can actually run out of gas and if that turns out to be the case, someone is going to have to get out and push.

The full PAX Prime panel can be found below. Look for more information on Final Fantasy XV to come as soon as this year's Tokyo Game Show.

For those looking for a more condensed recap, Square Enix has also uploaded one of those below.

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