At PAX East, Square Enix held two panels for Final Fantasy XV
. One of them was an orchestral performance of the game, while the other dealt specifically with the Windows Edition of the title. In the latter panel, there were details revealed about DLC content that will be coming to the console editions too.
While the original DLC episodes focused on Noctis' comrades, the four planned future episodes focus on "a future everyone longed for" and will include some of the other characters seen within the game. The episodes want to bring an alternate finale to some of those characters like players experienced in "Episode Ignis" and will be known collectively as "The Dawn of the Future". The new DLC episodes will be released for all versions of the title.
The first of these new episodes is "Episode I: Ardyn "The Conflict of the Sage"" and it will be released at the beginning of 2019. This will then be followed by "Episode Side Story: Aranea "The Beginning of the End"", "Episode II: Lunafreya "The Choice of Freedom"", and "Episode III: Noctis "The Final Strike"", which will be released throughout spring 2019. All of these are working titles at the moment and all of the details on each can be seen below:
Episode I: Ardyn "The Conflict of the Sage"
This story portrays the struggles of Ardyn. Witness the resentment he harbored towards Lucis for over 2,000 years, and his clashes with the Astrals.
Episode Side Story: Aranea "The Beginning of the End"
A side-story about the Starscourge depicted from the Niflheim’s perspective. The final day of the Empire turns out to be Aranea’s worst day.
Episode II: Lunafreya "The Choice of Freedom"
This story’s about Luna’s fate, which not even death can free her from. Her battle to save the one she loves overturns the destiny dealt to the Lucian King.
Episode III: Noctis "The Final Strike"
Parting ways with the Astrals, Noctis embarks upon his final battle in order to attain the ideal future for all his people.
The team also teased a new collaboration with Shadow of the Tomb Raider
. No details are available at the moment but more information has been promised for later this year. While we've summed up all of the relevant key points, if you want to view the 35 minute panel in its entirety, you can do so here