Report: You Wanted Final Fantasy XIII DLC? Sorry!

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These days, it's standard for video games to get downloadable content after they are released. Final Fantasy XIII is not your standard game.


Final Fantasy XIII has not gotten any downloadable content — to the chagrin of players. DLC gives a title a longer life and sometimes provides a more robust gaming experience. Downloadable content is something to look forward to.

On December 17, 2009, Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama wrote this on the game's official website: "The world of Final Fantasy XIII is starting from here on out." He then added if players held on to their copies of the game, "good things" were a possibility on the horizon.


It seemed as though Toriyama was hinting at future downloadable content for the game.

In a recent interview with a Japanese game magazine, Toriyama apparently said, "We had plans for DLC, but those plans disappeared. Apologies!"

Previously, Square Enix stated that there were enough discarded Final Fantasy XIII assets to make another game.


Kotaku is following up with Square Enix and will update if the companies comments on this issue.

FF13を手元に残しておくと良いことがある→DLCを作る予定があったのですが無くなりました。すいません! [オレ的ゲーム速報@刃]

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Honestly, I don't think I would've bought the DLC even if they DID release it. Y'know, unless it added a world map, towns, and actual things to do aside from fight monsters and grind for weapon materials and Crystarium points.

...on second thought, they should've probably just made an entirely different game in the first place. Or just put the DLC funding toward one of their other projects.


Sorry, throat's a little itchy tonight.