At PAX West, it was revealed that Final Fantasy XV’s story will span a period of 10 years.
“In the opening sequence, you see Regis and Noctis talking to one another and Regis tells him to stand tall. His appearance later on in the game communicates that he has [taken] that to heart and lived with those final words.”
“The whole change in Noctis’ appearance from when the game starts compared to when years have passed [is so] that people would feel the passing of time, and that they were actual living, breathing characters rather than just symbolic characters,” Tabata Said.
“There’s not a deep reason as to why we made it ten years,” Tabata confessed. “It’s just that we needed a significant amount of time to have passed within the game for certain reasons.”
Final Fantasy XV will come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 worldwide on November 29th for PS4 and Xbox One.