Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata.
Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released.
“It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a lot more complicated than that,” he said. “I think we’re looking at a much faster development in the near future.
“In some ways I’m being very conservative in my estimates there and not wanting to put out too big a number. Developing big games on a large scale like this you have uneven development processes where some things are nearly done, and others are still at prototype stage.
“Some things in the middle of development had to be shoved forward to be ready for the public and that’s what we’ve done with the demo. After that’s released and we continue on with development there may be times where we move on with massive leaps and bounds, so the overall number shoots up by 10 percent at a time.”
In the latest Active Time Report posted earlier, it was revealed that the world in Final Fantasy 15 will be 10 times the size of what you see in the Duscae Region of the demo. Plus, the area shown in the demo will only contain one part of the region.
Final Fanatsy 15 is without a release date, but the Episode Duscae demo will release day and date with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on March 17.