The world got its first updated look at Final Fantasy XV last week with new video footage surfacing from the Tokyo Game Show last week, but how far along is the actual game development?
According to Kotaku, the game's director, Hajime Tabata indicated that the game's progress stands at roughly 55% complete. Tabata also mentioned that this percentage only represents the last two years since he first joined the project, saying that the development could be looked at in two parts—before he joined on, and afterward.
He also made mention that there were a few matters that had complicated the development, such as switching platforms entirely as well as the three different teams working on it (gameplay team, CG team, and the game engine team) not being unified until recently.
With the game now at 55% and after some two years, it stands to reason that there may be at least another 1-2 years left (if not more) before the game finally releases. For now, Square Enix has announced plans to release a demo for Final Fantasy XV with the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD when it releases next year on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Are you surprised at where the progress stands on Final Fantasy XV's development at the moment?