Final Fantasy XV
"Final Fantasy XV" will feature Wait Mode for beginner players to strategise battles. Final Fantasy XV Twitter

“Final Fantasy XV” VR experience was one of the bigger surprises that fans of the franchise were treated to at E3 2016. And while its reception has been mixed at best, it appears that the developer will have a lot of time to improve the experience. The VR experience will reportedly not come as an immediately accessible feature of “Final Fantasy XV.”

In an interview with GameSpot, Game Director Hajime Tabata stated that the VR experience is part of the whole game, and it’s an extra accessory that can be enjoyed for people who will buy “Final Fantasy XV.”

Still, it seems that the game will be accessible after launch. On the one hand, it is understandable since the PlayStation VR will come out on Oct. 13, which is around two weeks after the launch of “Final Fantasy XV.” So this will make the game a post-launch DLC inclusion at best.

“It really is our core belief that we should satisfy the people who buy the game that we’ve made as much as possible; we also want them to play for as long as possible too so it really does help with that—gives them something extra,” said Tabata to GameSpot.

Square Enix may need a little more time to ensure that the additional “Final Fantasy XV” VR experience will be a great one, at least from what was sampled at E3 2016. Based on reviews, it seems to need some more improvement. As per Kotaku, the demo was far from what the trailer had hinted. The only thing that the player has to do was point at the monsters and shoot to win.

The Verge also points out that there is not a lot of strategising involved when it comes to attacking enemies. Since the player takes on the role of Prompto, they will only need to shoot from afar instead of attacking using bladed weapons. Add the fact that the monster does not also deal any damage.

Of course, this could be just a short glimpse of the entire experience. Whether or not the experience will become richer once it is released and made available with “Final Fantasy XV” remains to be seen.

Still, there is a lot to look forward to with “Final Fantasy XV.” Apart from the VR experience, players can also look forward to “A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV.” This will be a side-scroller preorder bonus that will focus on King Regis this time.

According to Gematsu, a young Cid is also playable in the game. The game will also feature mechanics where the player and the enemies can parry attacks. “A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV” will be available at launch, but players will need to preorder via GameStop or EB Canada. More details are expected soon.