Would you want to play as her?
After more than a decade in development, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV is finally almost ready to release. When it does, players will take control of main character Noctis, who will form a party with his buddies Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto.
There have been no shortage of jokes and complaints made about Final Fantasy XV’s entirely male cast during the game’s development cycle, and its announced post-release DLC — which is set to make Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto playable — is likely to only increase the noise around Square’s gender decision. In a new interview with French site Jeux Video, however, Producer Haruyoshi Sawatari stated that players might just get a chance to take control of a female Final Fantasy XV character at some point.
When asked directly if any future downloadable content would feature a playable female like Luna, Noctis’ fiancé, Sawatari wasn’t ready to announce anything, but said it’s something Square Enix will think about.
“There is clearly a demand for this, and we will consider it,” he said.
On the immediate horizon, however, is the aforementioned DLC making Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto playable. Sawatari promised this content will feature new story elements, gameplay experiences, and locations. With these first rounds of DLC, the team wants to show off what makes Noctis’ pals different from him as characters and as combatants.
Featuring Luna in future content releases wouldn’t be the first time a woman took the lead in a modern, numbered Final Fantasy game. Final Fantasy XIII starred the female Lightning as its protagonist, while Final Fantasy X-2 starred Yuna.