The hugely popular Final Fantasy franchise is set to make its virtual reality (VR) debut very soon, and a new gameplay video has been revealed today at Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe’s (SIEE) Paris Games Week press conference. Exclusively developed for PlayStation VR, Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV is a standalone release that does not require Final Fantasy XV to play.
The gameplay footage was revealed by a team of PlayStation community experts, with PlayStation Access’ Hollie Bennett and Rob Pearson commentating on the action. Showcasing the full fish-catching experience, including travel, sonar detection and reeling them in – the Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV gameplay video is the first time we’ve seen the gameplay in such detail outside of hands-on previews. You can also see a variety of different costumes and the return of some familiar Final Fantasy XV faces.
Speaking of which, VRFocus has previously been hands on with the videogame, stating in a preview of Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV: “At present Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV seems like a cash in experience. Make something to do with the franchise and fans will still lap it up. But that’s not what VR gamers want or deserve, as there was so much Square Enix could have done to make a killer Final Fantasy VR experience. Maybe at launch the title will reveal some hidden qualities that’ll make it shine, because at the moment it’s not got a lot to recommend it over PlayStation VR’s top end content.”
The second PlayStation VR experience revealed as based on Final Fantasy XV, after the initial prototype was cancelled, Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV is now available to pre-order. A small selection of pre-order bonuses have already been revealed for Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV.
After a delay from the originally intended September release date, Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV is now set to launch on 21st November 2017, exclusively for PlayStation VR. Below you can find the new gameplay footage, featuring the voices of PlayStation Access, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details.