This is, on the surface, a typical ‘GOTY’ edition of Final Fantasy XV that collects the game and DLC together in one handy package. Beyond that however, is a slew of new features to pep the base game up further.
Final Fantasy XV is now almost unrecognisable from the game that released at the end of 2016. The DLC and many gameplay changes and additions slotted in since launch have filled in the questionable gaps in both the story and the game itself.
On the one hand you can be happy for such an extensive post-release content run. On the other, you can be aggrieved that a lot of this could, and should, have been implemented from the start.
Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition contents
The Royal Edition will include the base Final Fantasy XV game, plus all of the following.
- An all-new dungeon – Insomnia City Ruins: Expanded Map
- New features such as first person mode, new gear, and new bosses.
- Armiger Unleashed - after you collect all 13 royal arms, a more action-oriented mode of the Armiger is unlocked
- Royal Vessel - the boat from FFXV is now a controllable vehicle. The same body of water (between Cape Caem and Altissia) can now be freely explored.
- All season pass content - Episode Gladiolus, Episode Prompto, Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades, and Episode Ignis.
- Over a dozen pieces of DLC, including weapons, Regalia car skins, and item sets.
If you already have the base version of Final Fantasy XV, you can purchase the Royal Edition content for $19.99.
With so much changed in just over a year, you have to ask. If you played Final Fantasy XV at launch, did you really play it as intended?