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The Final Fantasy XV Midnight Launch Event

The Final Fantasy XV Midnight Launch Event

Final Fantasy XV went live on 29 November 2016, and we at Malaysia were amongst the first in the world to be able to grab a copy! To celebrate this momentous occasion, PLAY Interactive (the Southeast Asia game distributor) partnered with Square Enix and Sony Interactive Entertainment, to organise a massive Final Fantasy XV Midnight Launch Event.

More than 500 Final Fantasy fans gathered in the GSC Maxx cinema to hear from the key developers of Final Fantasy XV, many of whom are Malaysians! This Malaysian influence in FFXV is something we highlighted not too long ago, and is a point of pride for many Malaysian gamers.

They were also treated to the first ever live play of Final Fantasy XV, on arguably the largest screen ever – the GSC Maxx cinema screen!

 

The Final Fantasy XV Midnight Launch Show

Before the final countdown to the official availability of Final Fantasy XVWan Hazmer (Lead Game Developer of FFXV), Falk Au-Yeong (Managing Director of SoundtRec Malaysia) and Alexander Fernandez (CEO of Streamline Studios) came out to talk about the development of Final Fantasy XV.

 

The First Ever Live Play Of Final Fantasy XV On A Cinema Screen!

This is the first live play of the retail Playstation 4 version of Final Fantasy XV on a cinema screen… and arguably, the first ever in the world! The event host, Jeremy Teo, got to play it live in front of over 500 fans, with Lead Game Developer, Wan Hazmer, by his side.

 

The Final Countdown!

This is it! The final countdown to the official availability of Final Fantasy XV!

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Event Pictures

Here are some pictures we took of the Malaysian teams that helped Square Enix develop Final Fantasy XV. See if you can spot Falk Au-Yeong, the mixing and sound engineer, Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, the Director of Creative Content & Technologies, MDEC, and Alexander Fernandez, CEO of Streamline Studios.

I finally got to take the picture with the Malaysian hero, Wan Hazmer, himself… and yes, I have an autographed poster of Final Fantasy XV. 😉

 

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The Malaysian Influence In Final Fantasy XV (With Preview)

On 24 October 2016, we were invited to a special session with Wan Hazmer, the Lead Game Designer of Final Fantasy XV. He came to talk about the Malaysian influence in Final Fantasy XV, as well as to show off previews of the highly-anticipated game which will be released on 29 November 2016.

Due to the secretive nature of the briefing, we were not allowed to record video footage of the event, or the Final Fantasy XV gameplay Wan Hazmer demonstrated. But we were allowed to take pictures and record their speeches. Check out what they revealed at the event!

 

Streamline Studios Co-Development Work

In July 2016, Streamline Studios was picked by Square Enix to provide premium development work on Final Fantasy XV. Streamline Studios is the largest game development studio in Malaysia with over 200 AAA collaborations under its belt, including BioShock Infinite, Star Citizen, Gears of War and Street Fighter V.

In this video, Alexander Fernandez, CEO of Streamline Studios, details how Streamline Studios came to be selected to co-develop Final Fantasy XV with Square Enix. The photos in this video will also show Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, the Director if Creative Content & Technologies, MDEC and Wan Hazmer.

 

Malaysian Influence In Final Fantasy XV

Wan Hazmer is a true anak Malaysia (Malaysian son). As Lead Game Designer of Final Fantasy XV, he tried to introduce as many Malaysian cultural elements as possible. Not everything made the cut, of course, but believe it or not – he managed to add roti canai, satay and teh tarik!

In this video, Wan Hazmer explains the Malaysian influence in Final Fantasy XV. Not just the inclusion of Malaysian culture, but also the creative contribution of Malaysians like him and the Streamline Studios team in its development.

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PC Development Preview Of Final Fantasy XV

Wan Hazmer showed off the internal PC build of the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XV. Here are the photos we took. Enjoy!

 

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