Final Fantasy XV: Imminent Updates Include 60fps PS4 Pro Support, Free Drive Mode, More

by Matthew Hayes

(Photo: Square Enix)

Square Enix recently detailed some huge updates coming to Final Fantasy XV during an active time report. Among the many updates and additions are an option to listen to the radio while riding Chocobo (how does that work?), PS4 Pro enhancements allowing the to run in full HD up to 60 fps, and a raised level cap.

Here's a quick rundown of the updates and when you can expect them to drop (via Gematsu):

February 21

  • PS4 Pro Full HD 60 fps support – Not always 60 frames per second, but a maximum 60 frames per second.

  • Limited time quests – Quests that you can only take on for a limited time. This time it’s Hunts, but in the future there will be different quests such as fishing.

  • Level cap raised to 120 – Your experience points won’t count towards past level 99 until after the update, meaning you can’t start stocking up experience points before the update.

  • Photo capacity increased from 150 to 200.

  • Use the music player while riding a Chocobo.

March 28

  • Chapter 13 – Enhancements to the final stages of the game, including Chapter 13. You’ll also be able to play as Gladiolus for a short period.

Downloadable Content

Booster Pack+ (February 21)

  • Boost Sword (weapon)

  • Dragon Mod (fishing rod)

  • Aviol (reel)

Booster Pack (Free Version) (due out at a later date*)

  • Invincible suit “Magitek Exosuit” (Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto, Ignis)

Episode: Gladiolus (March 28)

Episode: Prompto (June)

Free-Driving the Regalia

Free drive—the ability to drive the Regalia outside of designated roads—is currently in development. Director Hajime Tabata noted that he is experimenting with various other things that he would like to share, not in an Active Time Report, but through more casual means.

Platinum Demo

Platinum Demo: Final Fantasy XV will be taken off of PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on March 31. Get it while you can!

By Matthew Hayes

Matthew loves artistic games, RPG loot, all things Nintendo, and esoteric philosophy - if you want to buy him something for his birthday, that's all you need to know. In person, a meek dog-lover. Online, an overly competitive villain. Favorite games include Persona 4 Golden, Rainbow Six Siege, Dark Souls, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and Jet Set Radio.