In an interview with IGN, Hajime Tabata has stated that Final Fantasy XV is about 60 percent complete.
While progress may seem slow considering the game has only jumped 5 percent from the previous 55 completion mark in September, it is believed to be a lot quicker once Episode Duscae arrives.
Tabata also says that he’s being very conservative with that number as he doesn’t want to put out too big of a number.
“In some ways I’m being very conservative in my estimates there and not wanting to put out too big a number. Developing big games on a large scale like this… it’s not very even in terms of each area of the game being created, so you have uneven development processes where some things are nearly done, and others are still at prototype stage.”
Tabata also mentioned that for the demo they’ve taken what they had ready last autumn had teams optimize it for the public. This involved them moving some items forward on the completion list so they would be demo ready.
“But because of the way development works, now we’ve seen a solid milestone, and using that it means the end is in sight in some ways. After that’s released and we continue on with development there may be times where we move on with massive leaps and bounds, so the overall number shoots up by 10 percent at a time. I think we’re looking at a much faster development in the near future.”
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae is a demo releasing on March 17, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as a voucher with the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.