Final Fantasy XV launched in Malaysia
By Ajith Ram November 30, 2016
- 500 fans queue up for midnight launch
- Presentation from game's lead designer
SQUARE Enix’s latest installment of the Final Fantasy franchise, Final Fantasy XV for the PlayStation 4 is now available in Malaysia. Over 500 eager fans attended the ‘Final Fantasy XV Midnight Collection Event’ hosted by videogame distributor, Play Interactive at GSC Maxx, Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur.
The pre-order collection event was officially supported by Square Enix and Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is one of the biggest PlayStation 4 games in the country by pre-order numbers alone.
“We have been organising several midnight collection events for the videogames this year. We organised this event to give fans a chance to be a part of the game itself. Secondly, we want to create an awareness in the community that videogames in Malaysia are growing to international levels," said Gary Chong, Director of Play Interactive.
Square Enix and Final Fantasy XV lead game designer, Wan Hazmer's presentation was one of the key highlights of the event. He presented on stage about how Malaysia was actually involved in the whole development of Final Fantasy XV.
Hazmer also highlighted the prominence of Malaysian food being represented in the game as well as the co-development procedures on Final Fantasy XV with Malaysian game development studios, Streamline Studios and SoundtRec Malaysia.
Managing Director of SoundtRec Malaysia, Falk Au Yeong, also gave a presentation about his side of development process for Final Fantasy XV, mainly about the music for the game. Au Yeong talked about the impact and dynamics of the music in game as well as their involvement in the movie, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, a cinematic spin-off released earlier in July 2016 that is based on the setting and story of the Final Fantasy XV videogame.
The event kicked off at 10PM with a myriad of activities and on-stage presentations leading to the release of the pre-ordered Final Fantasy XV game copies at the stroke of midnight - coinciding with the official worldwide release date, 29th November 2016.
After the collection of all the pre-ordered copies, the attendees eagerly awaited the Grand Lucky Draw event where exclusive prizes were given away. This included Final Fantasy XV Luna Edition PlayStation 4 Console Set, Final Fantasy Ultimate Collector's Edition Bundle, Final Fantasy XV The Complete Official Guide Book, And Final Fantasy XV Play Arts Kai- Action Figures.