Square Enix announced this week that its upcoming RPG Final Fantasy XV has gone gold – meaning it’s been sent off to manufacturing – and outlined their DLC plans for the game, which include online cooperative multiplayer.
The first three episodes will revolve around protagonist Noctis’ friends, Prompto, Gladiolus, and Ingis. Those will allow you to “explore previously unseen areas filled with monsters and even obtain weapons that can be used in the main game.”
Once those are out, though, Square Enix is bringing out a download called Comrades that will add an online co-op mode for up to four players, letting you and three friends play as your very own traveling Japanese boy band.
The download will be available not only as part of the $24.99 season pass but also priced separately in case you just want to get your multiplayer game on.
Final Fantasy has a history with multiplayer.
This isn’t the first time Final Fantasy games have featured multiplayer, even if we ignore the MMO titles Final Fantasy XI and XIV. Final Fantasy VI allowed a second player to pick up a controller and join in, as did Final Fantasy IX. Interestingly, even after DLC, Final Fantasy XV costs less than the $90 that Final Fantasy VI did when it launched in 1994.
Now that the game has officially gone gold, that means no more delays. After years of waiting – seven since the release of Final Fantasy XIII – the new one is finally in sight. Final Fantasy XV releases November 29 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.