It's hard not to comment.
According to DualShockers , the Japanese website for Final Fantasy XV offers some new gameplay details, although interestingly enough, they're different for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.
That just means Square Enix opted to put up slightly different info on the FFXV pages for PS4 and Xbox One. Still, it's worth noting. Here's what was posted on the Xbox page:
"Final Fantasy XV features a high action system unprecedented in the series. By taking advantage of the specs of next generation consoles, characters can move freely across the whole screen. In addition to that, the party battle system is now more advanced, allowing you to enjoy party battle by switching characters more strategically."
And here's what they found on the PS4 page:
"The battles featured in Final Fantasy XV have evolved greatly from the previous games of the series, as it’s created as an action game. The game switches seamlessly from the field to battle and the combat situation evolves rapidly. It goes on quickly with a sense of full realism.
Also, it’s possible to fight not only with the hero Noctis, but also to switch with other characters. Furthermore, it’s also possible to perform a combination attack with a companion while enjoying the dynamic effect. …Noctis can fight by making use of a variety of weapons and can move quickly within the areas by attacking enemies with stylish action!"
Grand. Well, I suppose someone somewhere will buy it; it could indeed appeal to a whole new generation of Final Fantasy followers. As for us oldsters, we don't power the industry forward because we're in the minority now, and Square Enix has to cater to the younger, mainstream crowd. Sure, we get it. …still depressing.