• Day 1 Patch details

    So with the street date broken, we all now know the game has a 7GB patch for day one, today, SE released a statement detailing what to expect from it as well as a statement from FFXV Director Tabata apologizing for the game breaking its street date and warning players to be wary of FFXV news that may spoil the game for people.

    The Patch update includes:

    • Camera Improvements in narrow passage ways.
    • An ability tree for the new Wait Mode
    • A "Monster Whistle" to help players attract monsters to them.
    • New event scenes from Kingsglaive and Omen trailer are being added in.
    • New fish and recipes to be added, as well as a gallery mode for them.
    • Social Network function, so players can upload Prompto's photos to Facebook and other social media sites.

    Here is Tabata's message for the fans concerning the breach in the game's release date.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabata
    We are nearing the release date of November 29. Im wishing from the bottom of my heart that everyone will get to enjoy the game with a fresh new feeling. However, weve confirmed that some packages of Final Fantasy XV have been released around some parts of the world, with gameplay videos being uploaded to the Internet. This may be inevitable due to regional circumstances, but its something we regret very much.

    Its our big goal to have everyone enjoy the story of Final Fantasy XV and discover its surprises through the simultaneous global release. There are likely other spoiler videos and such circulating out there that we had not expected, so for those of you looking forward to Final Fantasy XV, we hope that youll be careful.

    We are doing everything we can to prevent the circulation of the spoiler videos. For those of you that received the game earlier, please keep those whove waited a long time for the game in consideration. In order to meet the best possible release date with everybody, we ask for your understanding and cooperation.

    Thanks to Sato and Siliconera for the info.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Day 1 Patch details started by Wolf Kanno View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Freya's Avatar
      Freya -
      What was the point of pushing it back to fix things if they didn't and we still need a day 1 patch?
    1. Fynn's Avatar
      Fynn -
      Because they didn't want a bigger Day 1 patch!
    1. Shauna's Avatar
      Shauna -
      I think the game is still playable without this patch, these are just QOL things.

      I dunno, I asked the same question. xD
    1. Wolf Kanno's Avatar
      Wolf Kanno -
      Barring the camera fix, most of this is just added content rather than bug fixes and what not. Technically you can can start up and play XV without the patch from what I've read since most of it is not detrimental to the game functioning. I'm pretty sure the delay was meant to reduce the likelihood of the game pulling an AC: Unity with glitches galore.
    1. Karifean's Avatar
      Karifean -
      Quote Originally Posted by Freya View Post
      What was the point of pushing it back to fix things if they didn't and we still need a day 1 patch?
      They did fix things, but they wanted to make the game even better.
    1. Mirage's Avatar
      Mirage -
      Most of the patch size is probably just prerendered cutscenes from kingsglaive etc.
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